Mayor Madison Glenn nears the end of her congressional campaign. The polls aren't promising, but she won't quit. Then Maddy's movie star cousin comes home to Santa Rita, and everything gets worse.

The body of her cousin's chauffeur is found in the star's pool, and stolen road signs and guard rails lead to several injuries in town. Now Maddy's too busy protecting the people she loves to worry about image or popularity. Her newfound faith in God could cost her the election, her chance at love or even her life.

Gansky's plot purrs along, and Maddy steals the show. The resolution is unexpected and satisfying. (Oct., 352 pp., $12.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill Elizabeth Nelson