Daniel Hood was out walking one night when he saw two men struggling on a pier, a fight that ended with one of them falling in the water. Daniel impulsively runs to help but it is too late.

The police believe the MO is identical to several murders of young athletes that plagued the community a decade ago. They hope they'll be able to solve the case now that they have Daniel for a witness. However, Daniel does not identify the chief suspect, and the community turns violent. Officer Brodie Farrell decides to look into the matter to keep Daniel from getting in too deep. But soon things take a nasty turn and it is all she can do to keep them both alive.

This book has an amazing sense of place that allows you to feel like you are really a part of the story. However, I felt the chemistry between Brodie and Daniel was lacking. What compelled me to keep reading was the pacing of the story. Bannister gave us the clues in a timely manner and didn't rush into her conclusion. The positives far outweighed the negatives in this book. (Dec., 304 pp., $23.95)
Reviewed by: 
Robyn Glazer