When her estranged cousin, journalist Chelsea Logan, dies in a car wreck, mystery author Faith Pelletier's life changes in a heartbeat. Still fragile after her husband's death, she's under pressure to finish her latest book—but that's insignificant when compared to dealing with this new loss, mothering Chelsea's teenage daughter and facing the possibility that Chelsea was murdered.

Looking into the matter brings Faith into close contact with the local police chief, her old friend Ty Savage. Once she loved Ty and he broke her heart. A lot has changed, but Faith still can't trust Ty—until she must, because there's more than murder going on in his town.

Though the premise is familiar, Breton's way with characters—and her knack for giving her tales a twist—elevates this story above most. Only seasoned armchair sleuths will guess the killer's identity. (Mar., 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Catherine Witmer