By Perri O'Shaughnessy
The recent York occasions 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" 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 on my own. Now Nina has taken on a case that would threaten every little thing she holds pricey, drawing her right into a tangled net of loyalties and alliances inside one in all Lake Tahoe's such a lot in demand households. Her shopper: a guy accused of murdering his personal brother--on the ski slopes of Tahoe. The legislation says Nina needs to provide Jim robust the very best safeguard. yet Strong's kin has became violently opposed to him, and all of sudden Nina is on the heart of the hurricane. As she works a incorrect 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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She hadn’t really expected ever to see him again. How long had it been? Ten, no, eleven months. Where had he been? The last time she had seen him, just before he left town, he was so thoroughly screwed she had wondered how he could ever recover. ’’ she called as she burst into the cabin. All the lights in the place were on. No sign of Bob—he must be out with Hitchcock running around the neighborhood. She stripped down in the bedroom, hanging her clothes on a chair, pulled on jeans and her new sweater, a long apple-green number, then went in to make dinner.
She’s—everything, you know? ’’ ‘‘The idea that—’’ ‘‘I don’t even want to say it. It’s too bizarre for words. I keep thinking I’m gonna lose her for good. I couldn’t stand that. ’’ He came back to her desk, on her side, and leaned over it, putting his hands flat on the desk. ‘‘One of our employees, a woman named Jessica Sweet, told me to come and see you. She said you did a great job in an invasion of privacy case. She said you were unusual. ’’ ‘‘I remember Mrs. ’’ Nina shifted in her seat. He was too close to her but seemed oblivious to the encroachment into her space.
Alex went over the Cliff. No sound. Jim thought he heard a bad noise below. Then he skied over a fallen limb and caught it on the edge. He saw the tree. He crashed— 1 THROUGH HER OFFICE door, Nina Reilly heard the gentle guitar and coaxing voice of Carlos Botelho, singing that love is a paradox that disappears the moment you find it. Sandy Whitefeather, her secretary, had developed a fixation on this particular recording and had been playing it over and over for two weeks. In the outer office, Sandy hummed along with the tune, if that rasping monotone could be called a hum.