When Alice and Barry Connell are murdered in their quiet suburban mansion, all fingers seem to point at Barry’s daughter, Maggie, who was known to have a rocky relationship with her stepmother. In fact, at breakfast on the day of the murder, Maggie had a huge shouting match with her stepmother, an argument even the neighbors overheard. The police are hounding Maggie for answers and public opinion in the small town is convinced of her guilt. In growing despair, Maggie is slipping into depression and questioning her sanity.
Desperate to save the woman he loves, Maggie's wealthy fiancé, Zac hires his old college friend and attorney, Adam O’Reilly, to head up Maggie’s defense. As good at investigating a mystery as he is at defending a client on trial, Adam starts looking into the murders and soon finds plenty to suggest that the real murderer has carefully framed Maggie to take the fall for her parents' murders. While the police concentrate on collecting evidence proving Maggie's guilt, Adam starts looking for clues left by the real murderer and talking with witnesses that the police have either ignored or missed. The only way to clear Maggie’s name will require Adam to find the real killer and along the way, expose more than one criminal conspiracy operating in the quiet suburban town.
About the Author
Roxanne Hunter lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. After spending way too many, many years working at a job she didn’t really like, she realized she could do what so many other people her age have done – retire on Cape Cod. She now spends her days taking long walks on beaches, riding her bike, traveling to warmer climates during the winter and searching for enjoyable but forgotten old stories. Best of all, it’s not work!