Even though Detective Elizabeth Shea worked with the feds on a case a year before, the last thing she expects is to be requested on a murder case in a rural California town called Thornfield. Almost three years after Katelyn Daley was murdered in her home, without any leads, the case went cold — until a week ago when a doctor was killed in the same execution style as her.
Now with new leads, the Feds need Elizabeth to go undercover in Thornfield Manor and watch over its heir, Patrick Daley — the widower and ex-psychic who sometimes consults with the Feds, and with whom she feels an inexplicable bond.
Elizabeth’s job seems pretty straightforward — make sure Daley stays out of trouble until the case is solved. But, the more she learns, the more complicated it becomes. The police work on Katelyn’s murder was shoddy at best with lost evidence, missing witnesses and suspects, and a timeline that doesn’t quite add up. And that doesn’t even include the creepy laughter drifting through the manor’s halls at night or the attempt on Patrick’s life.
If this case keeps going as is, Elizabeth is at risk of losing much more than she ever expected — her heart, her job, and possibly the life of the man she never meant to love.
*Part of a series but can be read as a standalone.
“[…] the tension and chemistry between Patrick and Elizabeth is perfection. Also a suspenseful mystery with a great cast of suspects. Can't wait for the next one!” – K. Lubbers