Farley Black, Kit’s friend and former radio co-host, is missing. He was supposed to be surfing but he never arrived at his Malibu Beach destination. As the last person to hear from him, Kit is determined to find out what’s happened to him.
But when Kit searches Farley’s home, a surprising discovery makes it clear that Farley has been lying to her – and everyone else. As she heads north in search of the truth, a series of menacing incidents convinces Kit that she’s being watched. Someone is tracking her every move. As her unknown pursuer grows bolder and more reckless, Kit realizes she isn’t just looking for her friend – but running from a killer.
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Megan puts on the large, white-framed sunglasses, even though it’s starting to get dark out. The dress Will insisted she wear is too low cut for an evening in a pub and too sexy, even for her. She ties his red bandana around her neck and makes a double knot, turning it into kind of a cowboy kerchief.
‘You ready yet?’ Will calls from outside the cabin. Then he walks inside, and his boots squeak to a stop on the wood floor when he sees her. ‘Nice.’ He circles her slowly and then stops so that they are eye to eye. ‘Very nice. But take your hair down, will you?’
‘I thought a ballerina bun would look better with this dress.’
‘You’re not paid to think.’ He grins and swats her on the ass. ‘Come on, beautiful. Time’s a- wasting.’
She shakes out her hair, pulls it behind her ears and over one shoulder. The cracked bathroom mirror makes it look as if she has five eyes. Megan blinks all of them and says, ‘Let’s go.’
He’s promised this will be the last one, and she believes him. Will is many things but not a liar…not to her, anyway.
They pause at the top of the stairs, and the sound of the creek in back, combined with the redwood scent of the deck after a morning of rain, reminds her why she came here with him, and why she stays. Not that she needs reminders.
‘What are you thinking?’ he asks.
Just like that, she remembers something. ‘I was supposed to help Priscilla and the other women make blueberry jam tonight.’
‘Like she will care if you don’t show up?’ He starts down the stairs. ‘Priscilla. Michael. I’ll never figure out these people.’
‘Good people,’ she reminds him. ‘They took us in with no questions.’
‘And they leave jars of jam in those little stands with no one manning them. Like anyone will actually leave money in the freaking jar.’ He reaches the ground ahead of her and puts out his hand.
‘But they do.’
‘You’ve got that right.’ He helps her over the space at the bottom where the last step is missing and then puts his arm around her waist as they walk to the driveway. ‘Why would anybody leave money when they take jam from a stand with no one in charge? Once I’m back in school, I’m going to write a paper on that one.’
‘Me too,’ she says, and they laugh because they both know that only one of them will be returning to school.
‘Ready?’ he asks when they reach the car, and she tells him the truth because she is sure he knows it anyway.
‘Ready to get it over with.’
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This was my second book by this author and with Kit Doyle as a character. I had a hard time with one of the characters in this book not trusting Kit. The author never really said why, I guess it was covered in another book. Anyway, Kit's friend, Farley, is missing and no one has heard from him. He was supposed to go surfing but all of his surfing stuff is still at his house. So Kit is looking for him. She also has a cohort named Virgie who gets the laughs in this book. And for mystery, we have a van following Kit around. There's also some strange characters living off the grid. I found the book to be entertaining and other than the trust issue with Kit, I enjoyed reading it. Thanks to Severn House for approving my request and to Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest review.
Kit Doyle is a crime blogger who has a limited history of being able to find people. But today she's searching for her best friend. Farley Black is missing. He was supposed to meet his girlfriend to go surfing, but he never showed. All his surfing gear is still at his house .. but other things are missing. Has something nefarious happened? Did he leave by his own choice? As Kit hits the road looking for him, someone is watching every move she makes. Who is in the mysterious van that is following her? And where the heck is Farley? I didn't find this one necessarily suspenseful, but the mystery was entertaining. I liked the characters ... especially Kit's cohort, Virgie. She is a hoot! There's several sinister looking characters living off the grid. All they want is for Kit to go away. So many secrets ... and so many lies. Many thanks to the author / Severn House / Netgalley for providing a digital copy of this book. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.