The quiet lobstering town of Goose Harbor, Maine, was rocked the day the chief of police was murdered. Shattered, his daughter, Zoe West, gave up her coveted spot at the FBI academy and left town.

One year later, she's back after receiving many phone calls from her sister and friends. All of them tell her about a mysterious FBI agent hanging around Goose Harbor. And when somebody breaks into Zoe's sister's home, she treks back home.

J.B. McGrath is in Goose Harbor, claiming to be on vacation. A bad end to an undercover assignment forced him to take some time off. J.B. has family ties in the Maine town and is interested in the year-old unsolved murder of Zoe's father. But from the moment Zoe returns home, the two are instantly butting heads.

Neggers nicely tells the tale of a woman she introduced in Stonebrook Cottage. With plenty of twists and turns, she will keep readers guessing to the very end. (Jan., 384 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Debbie Richardson