By Perri O'Shaughnessy
The hot York occasions bestselling Nina Reilly novels have dazzled either readers and critics with their crackling mix of felony suspense and taut human drama. Now Perri O'Shaughnessy, hailed as "smart", "gripping", and "complex" by way of the San Francisco Chronicle, brings us her best--and such a lot explosive--Nina Reilly novel yet.Amid the glowing snow-swept mountains of Lake Tahoe, Nina Reilly has made a house, juggling the calls for of her one-woman legislation perform and elevating a teenage son by myself. Now Nina has taken on a case that may threaten every little 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 in demand households. Her patron: a guy accused of murdering his personal brother--on the ski slopes of Tahoe. The legislations says Nina needs to provide Jim robust the very best protection. yet Strong's kinfolk has grew to become violently opposed to him, and by surprise Nina is on the heart of the hurricane. As she works a unsuitable and troubling case and will get swept into an unforeseen love affair, the 2 aspects of Nina's lifestyles come crashing together...in the final word act of malice.
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I’m not done yet—’’ Mrs. Geiger reared up like a pony and banged her husband sharply with her wee purse. ‘‘Shut up, Ed,’’ she snarled. She turned to Nina. ‘‘Ignore him. ’’ So to Mr. ’s office was closed and it was getting dark. Bob would be waiting at home. She hauled herself up into the Bronco, slung the briefcase into the back seat, and drove down Pioneer Trail toward Kulow Street. Winter was closing in so early! How high would the snow go this year? She looked at the snow wands lining the road, about eight feet high.
Geiger, a tiny lady who wasn’t supposed to lift more than ten pounds due to her injury, had been videotaped by an insurance company investigator soon after the accident, carrying in groceries from the car, hauling trash bags out to the can, and lugging her toddler grandson around her modest yard out in King’s Beach, all in a single disastrous afternoon. This video had aroused such righteous indignation in the insurance company camp that not only was Nina’s settlement offer rejected without a counteroffer, but the District Attorney’s office was called in.
She had admired him. She had thought to herself, I can help him get over his wife. And she had been half in love with him. She had invited herself over to his apartment, but Collier hadn’t been in any shape to do anything about her. She’d made a fool out of herself, going after a man who was incapable of caring.