After the devastating loss of her husband in Iraq, Morgan Dane returns to Scarlet Falls, seeking the comfort of her hometown. Now, surrounded by family, she’s finally found peace and a promising career opportunity—until her babysitter is killed and her neighbor asks her to defend his son, Nick, who stands accused of the murder.
Tessa was the ultimate girl next door, and the community is outraged by her death. But Morgan has known Nick for years and can’t believe he’s guilty, despite the damning evidence stacked against him. She asks her friend Lance Kruger, an ex-cop turned private eye, for help. Taking on the town, the police, and a zealous DA, Morgan and Lance plunge into the investigation, determined to find the real killer. But as they uncover secrets that rock the community, they become targets for the madman hiding in plain sight.
This book was nothing short of amazing. I was thoroughly engulfed in ever page. I wanted more; I got more. I was there with the characters I felt their emotions as they solved the mysteries in the town. The characters Morgan and Lance we’re my favorites honorable mention was her daughter, 3 yr old Sophie.
Morgan had lost her husband, father of her three kids. She was now living back home with her grandfather in Scarlett Falls. She restled with the idea that she was still grieving her husband and wanting to go on with her life being a good mom to her kids. She was a good prosecutor and felt after two years it was time to pick up the pieces.
Things took a turn when her next-door neighbor was accused of murdering her babysitter – Tessa. Morgan was not convinced that he could have done something like that seeing that Nick sometimes babysat her daughters and played chess with her grandfather. Nick father strapped for cash didn’t know what he was going to do he knew his son was innocent. Morgan decided to represent Nick, yea a prosecutor now a defense attorney.
She reaches out to her old friend Lance to try and solve the mystery that also caused a divide in the community. Her neighbors felt she was a traitor representing a would be rapist and murder. They did such a good job not just solving that crime but all the other town secrets. They made a dynamic duo, I loved their storyline and the budding romance that eventually developed. I won’t say much but I was swooning away at #MORLAN 😊. I don’t like romance novels but the little I got I appreciated. It’s a good read and I look forward to reading the other books in the series.
I give it 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ unto the next in the series.
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