After the death of her ex-husband, things are finally returning to normal for Kate Conway—so normal that she’s gotten a little bored. Out of the blue, the television producer is offered a documentary gig about lifers in a state prison. Kate jumps at the chance. The only problem is that she’s also just been asked to produce a reality show about the opening of a new restaurant—one backed by Vera, her dead husband’s mistress. Reluctantly, she agrees to both. But when one of the restaurant’s investors is murdered and Vera is the chief suspect, Kate must ride a treacherous psychological edge, relying on the minds of death row killers to help her solve the case.
“A worthy sequel to the first in the series…with its strong protagonist, who came close to losing her edge but clearly gets it back.”
“STARRED REVIEW Outstanding!”
Kate Conway is in the middle of a painful divorce when her about-to-be-ex-husband dies. The coroner writes up the cause of death as “undetermined,” starting a police investigation with Kate as the main suspect. But that’s not her only problem. Her husband’s new girlfriend wants desperately to be friends, her almost ex-in-laws won’t leave her alone, and Kate finds herself mourning a man she thought she no longer loved.
And it only gets worse. Her job as a television field producer for the true crime show “Missing Persons” puts her in the middle of a search for a twenty-two-year-old woman who disappeared a year earlier. She finds herself reluctantly drawn into the missing woman’s life, and in the process uncovers some hard truths about her own lost opportunities. As she digs deeper, it becomes clear that someone is trying to stop her. Kate has just one choice – find out what happened to her husband, and to Theresa, before a third person ends up dead – her.
“STARRED REVIEW A well-constructed plot, credible characters, and an insightful exploration of the grieving process make for an absorbing read.” (May)
“I can’t recommend Missing Persons enough!”