Elizabeth Hampton is consumed by grief when her mother dies unexpectedly. Leslie Hampton cared for Ronnie, Elizabeth's troubled brother with special needs, assuming Elizabeth would take him in when the time came. But Leslie's sudden death propels Elizabeth into a world of danger and double lives that undoes everything she thought she knew.
When police discover that Leslie was strangled, they immediately suspect that one of Ronnie's outbursts took a tragic turn. Elizabeth can't believe that her brother is capable of murder, but who else could have had a motive to kill their quiet, retired mother?
More questions arise when a stranger is named in Leslie's will: a woman also named Elizabeth. As the family's secrets unravel, a man from Leslie's past who claims to have all the answers arrives, but those answers might put Elizabeth and those she loves the most in mortal danger.
About the Author
David G. Bell is a graduate in history and the law from Queen's University, the University of New Brunswick and Harvard University. He has written extensively on Maritime history, with books on legal and religious history as well as the award-winning book Early Loyalist Saint John. He is professor of law at the University of New Brunswick, and lives in Jackson Falls, NB.
Caitlin Davies is a New York City-based actor and audiobook narrator. Davies specializes in audiobooks for teens and young adults, including the House of Night series by P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast. She has performed in New York and regional theaters and is a member of the WorkShop Theater Company in New York City. She has a bachelor's degree from Vassar College, and has studied acting at the Eugene O'Neill National Institute, the British American Drama Academy, the Barrow Group, and Brown University/ Trinity Rep.
In Bell's thriller, Elizabeth Hampton confronts a fractured family history in the aftermath of her mother's murder...An intriguing, layered psychological thriller. The chapters are short, flow easily into one another and carry their own twisted logic to a believable conclusion.
-- "Kirkus Reviews"
Despite working on a PhD in history, Elizabeth Hampton proves to be dangerously ignorant about her own-as the Dover, Ohio, grad student discovers after her widowed sixty-nine-year-old mother's murder in this page-turner...Bell does a good job exposing the seaminess underlying seemingly placid smalltown life.
-- "Publishers Weekly"