There was no shortage of words she could use to describe her father, almost none of them complimentary. Serves you damn right, she thought.
A voice mail from her estranged sister, Melanie, sends Robin’s heart racing and her mind spiraling in a full-blown panic attack. Melanie’s message is dire: Their father, his second wife, and his twelve-year-old stepdaughter have been shot—likely in a home invasion—and lie in the hospital in critical condition.
It’s been more than five years since Robin turned her back on her father when he married her best friend. Five years since she said goodbye to her hometown of Red Bluff, California, and became a therapist. More than two years since Robin and Melanie have spoken. Yet even with all that distance and time and acrimony, the past is always with Robin.
Now she must return to the family she left behind. As she attempts to mend fences while her father clings to life, Robin begins to wonder if there is more to the tragedy than a botched burglary attempt. It seems that everyone—Robin’s mercurial sister, her less-than-communicative nephew, her absent brother, and even Tara, her father’s wife—has something to hide. And someone may have put them all in grave danger.
Robin has good reason to have walked away from her family 5 years ago. She always knew her father was a cheater and a verbal abuser of her brother Alec. She had a horrible relationship with her sister and the icing on the cake after her mother died an awful death from cancer… her best friend married her father!
Yuck! I would have left too! But one day at work, Robin received a phone call from the sister she hasn’t spoken to in years! Dreading the call to her… she finds out that she HAS to go back to Red Bluff to deal with an unbelievable family matter!
Family secrets will reveal their ugly heads, the small town of Red Bluff thinks it’s the most news worthy thing that’s ever happened in their small town, AND SOMEONE is to blame for death and deceit! But who?
Joy Fielding has written a suspenseful novel that will definitely keep you second guessing! A solid crime/murder mystery! We look forward to more titles from Joy Fielding.
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