When Sepia Davis witnesses a crime, she turns to Paul Healy for protection. Intimidated by her wealth and social status, Paul can't help but be reminded of his ex-wife, who left him for a wealthier man.

Originally put off by the pampered beauty, Paul begins to see a vulnerable side to Sepia that may be worth exploring. He finds himself in the awkward position of having to fend off not only a murderer but his own unwanted attraction as well. Suddenly solving the crime seems to be the easier of the two tasks.

As with many of her previous novels, Winters incorporates romance into a novel filled with suspense. She does an admirable job of bringing forth a strong plot. Romance fans, however, may take issue with the balance of romance and mystery and wish there were more romance than suspense. (Jul., 286 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
T.L. Burton