Author: Ellen Shapiro
Series: A Maddie Landon Mystery | Book Two
Genre: PI Mystery
Page Count: 327
Word Count: 77,425
Library of Congress Control Number: 2023949089
“A totaling enthralling narrative with dark secrets and captivating mysteries.” The International Review of Books.
A chilling call forces PI Maddie Landon to face the shadows of her past
PI Maddie Landon receives an unexpected call from her former police partner-turned-attorney, pressuring her to help him investigate the murder of his friend’s wife, Claire Stevenson. Though conflicted because they were once lovers and their affair ended badly, she reluctantly agrees to take on the case.
As Maddie delves into Howie Stevenson’s life, she’s faced with a man who swears he’s innocent, though the evidence against him is overwhelming. As Maddie peels back layers of deceit, she soon discovers her client is indebted to loan sharks. Was Claire collateral damage in a vicious game of retribution or did her troubled past come back to haunt her?
While struggling with the investigation, Maddie grapples with demons of her own past—a tragedy of a horrific accident that claimed her adoptive parents. Though never wanting to search for her biological parents, she now realizes the keys to her present may lie in the past.
In a world where the past casts a long, dark shadow, she must unravel a web of lies to find the truth, and perhaps mend the fragments of her own life.