In the Michigan resort town of Devil's Cove, Jason Cooper, son of the town drunk, and Emily Brennan, precious daughter of a wealthy, talented family, become close childhood friends. After high school, Jason abruptly leaves town, leaving Emily with a broken heart and no explanation. Now, years later, Jason returns as a famous novelist to finally say goodbye to the town and his past. A promising start to a series, COVER-UP (3) by Ruth Langan is a warm, engaging tale of a town and its interesting inhabitants. The story would have been stronger without the inclusion of a serial killer subplot that seems slight.