Thirty-one years ago, baby Rachel was left in the care of nuns. Adopted by the Spauldings, she loved her life at the family vineyard in the Napa Valley. The only low point was her antagonistic sister, Annie.
Then her beloved grandmother dies and Rachel is shocked to find the vineyard has been left to her. Angry, Annie is determined to undermine the will.
Detective Gregory Shaw is conned into working for Annie against his better judgement. He realizes too late that Annies used him to dig up information to hurt Rachel. He truly wants to help Rachel now, but realizes true danger is heading her way.
Ms. Heggan once again delights in this marvelously layered tale. Past and present are woven together in a story that is sure to please. (On-sale Feb., 408 pp., $5.99)