By Perri O'Shaughnessy
The recent York instances bestselling Nina Reilly novels have dazzled either readers and critics with their crackling combination of felony 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 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 on my own. Now Nina has taken on a case that might threaten every little thing she holds expensive, drawing her right into a tangled internet of loyalties and alliances inside certainly one of Lake Tahoe's such a lot favorite households. Her shopper: a guy accused of murdering his personal brother--on the ski slopes of Tahoe. The legislations says Nina needs to provide Jim powerful the very best protection. yet Strong's kinfolk has grew to become violently opposed to him, and by surprise Nina is on the middle of the typhoon. As she works a fallacious and troubling case and will get swept into an unforeseen love affair, the 2 aspects of Nina's existence come crashing together...in the last word act of malice.
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He chewed on his thumbnail. ‘‘At first I thought she’d cool off, and, you know, realize she had totally overreacted. I waited for her to come home, or at least, to call. But it’s been seven days and I haven’t heard from her. I’ve called everyone I could think of. ’’ ‘‘Alex’s wife. She swears she doesn’t know anything. I had to tell my father, too, but he doesn’t have a clue. Then I talked to Heidi’s friends on the Ski Patrol. She’s a supervisor at Paradise. Nobody knows anything, or at least no one will tell me anything.
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. She had said she was thinking of leaving him. She had told him who it was, cutting him off at the knees. The sun burned into his face. He leaned against the outer wall of the lodge and slathered on sunscreen.
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. On the other side of the lake, at the Donner Party memorial, there were trees the pioneers had sawed to make their huts in the snow—and the stumps were thirteen feet above the ground. Well, she’d chosen to live in the Sierra. This winter she would get a really cool-looking pair of boots.