PASSION TO DIE FOR
PASSION TO DIE FOR (3) by Marilyn Pappano: Restaurant owner Ellie came to Copper Lake, Ga., to start a new life. She's been in an off-and-on relationship with policeman Tommy. Now he's hoping for a commitment from her, but Ellie's afraid to tell him the truth about her life. Then her supposedly dead mother arrives in town and threatens all that Ellie's worked for. Soon Ellie becomes a murder suspect, and the past she's hidden is exposed. Sadness pervades this story as bombshell after bombshell is revealed. Ellie has been through so much that when she's finally free of the past, the reader feels drained rather than celebratory.