Nina Avery is relieved when her father, Duncan, once a prominent physician, is released from prison after serving 15 years for the murder of Nina's mother, Marsha. While Nina believes in Duncan's innocence, few share her convictions, including older brothers Patrick and Jimmy.

Duncan and Nina return to his New Jersey hometown to clear his name, but the small, exclusive community still remembers the brutal murder. Soon Duncan is receiving threatening notes, which Nina tries to hide from him. Then tragedy strikes again, and this time Nina won't rest until she finds the true culprit behind her mother's murder. With the help of Duncan's prison physician, Dr. Andre Quinteros, Nina embarks on a quest that could put her life in danger.

No one is above suspicion in Marsha's murder, including Patrick and Jimmy. Readers should identify with Nina, who remains stalwart despite enduring tragedy, pain and loneliness. Compelling suspense and mystery fill the pages of this enthralling novel, a fast-paced, top-notch mystery. (Aug., 352 pp., $24.00)
Reviewed by: 
Sheri Melnick