By Perri O'Shaughnessy
The hot York instances bestselling Nina Reilly novels have dazzled either readers and critics with their crackling mix of criminal suspense and taut human drama. Now Perri O'Shaughnessy, hailed as "smart", "gripping", and "complex" via the San Francisco Chronicle, brings us her best--and such a lot explosive--Nina Reilly novel yet.Amid the gleaming snow-swept mountains of Lake Tahoe, Nina Reilly has made a house, juggling the calls for of her one-woman legislations perform and elevating a teenage son on my own. Now Nina has taken on a case that might threaten every thing she holds expensive, drawing her right into a tangled internet of loyalties and alliances inside of certainly one of Lake Tahoe's such a lot favorite households. Her customer: a guy accused of murdering his personal brother--on the ski slopes of Tahoe. The legislation says Nina needs to supply Jim robust the very best safeguard. yet Strong's kin has became violently opposed to him, and unexpectedly Nina is on the heart of the hurricane. As she works a fallacious and troubling case and will get swept into an unforeseen love affair, the 2 facets of Nina's lifestyles come crashing together...in the final word act of malice.
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Pulling on his goggles to cut the glare, Jim trudged outside. He wondered where Heidi might be skiing. Off-trail somewhere, probably. Maybe somewhere with Marianne. She was probably filling Heidi’s head with ideas about leaving him. On the other hand, it was Marianne who had warned him to watch Heidi in the first place, good advice, as it turned out. He had watched and watched until Heidi screamed at him to stop spying. Then he had told her he knew. With that half-defiant, half-scared look he was beginning to know so well, she had admitted it.
Yes. Alex. First he dies on me, then all this. It’s the worst week in my whole life. I’m licked. I can’t handle it. I need help. ’’ She allowed herself to feel a slight sympathy. He had lost his brother. She, too, had a brother. She had experienced grief, also, that lightless sea that rolls in, drowning everything. But the truth was, almost every person who walked through the door and into her office had experienced misfortune. It was a given. Over the years she had had to become less sensitive to other people’s pain and more attuned to her practical role in alleviating it.
Something would happen. He skied all morning on the expert runs. The powder was so sensational he even forgot her now and then, although the anger in him still burned like hot lead in his stomach. He had never been in such virgin powder. Once he came across Marianne snowboarding along the Ogre Trail, her black hair flying over red bibs. He flew by her, lifting one pole in a salute, but he doubted Marianne had even seen him. He saw no sign of Heidi. He missed her, wanted her by his side. Later, at the lodge, he ate lunch.