Lanie Montgomery gave up a high-powered big-city career to return to horse country, Southern Pines, North Carolina. There she finds peace and quiet, two- and four-legged friends, a sexy but untrustworthy large-animal vet-and murder. As deaths begin to pile up, no one is beyond suspicion. Does the truth lie in the deep secrets of a prominent family? What are the common threads? As Lanie gets entangled in the investigation, she meets an SBI agent who warns her off, an elderly woman who knows secrets that someone will kill to keep, and a beautiful but dangerous horse. Soon Lanie and her beloved dogs are in danger and she has to take action. Mystery readers will love this well-plotted and character-rich book.