When a new attorney accepts a case of a woman accused of attempted homicide, he finds himself entwined in age-old secrets and a family who will stop at nothing to conceal them—even murder.
If you haven’t and would prefer to read the full prologue first, click here. There aren’t any spoilers, but this excerpt takes place a few chapters in, so read on if you wish. :)
Shelby opened her eyes, but her surroundings were fuzzy, as if she were trying to see through a foggy day. She tried to make sense of what she saw, but her brain didn’t want to cooperate. She eyed the muscular arms surrounding her, the crisp white sheet wrapped around her body, and the specks of light peeking through the edges of the curtains. Not her pure white sheers, dark blue industrial-style drapes with ugly tan squares. She lifted her head to see a faux-wood nightstand with a cheap alarm clock on top, staring back at her. Four o’clock according to the bright-red numbers that seemed to wobble as though doing a dance, or maybe it was her vision. Based on the pinpricks of light, it wasn’t dark outside, so it had to be the middle of the afternoon. Her gaze fell on an air conditioner unit beneath a large picture window…a hotel room.
Uh-oh…based on last week, we should have seen that coming. Want more?
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