Sometimes, the punishment doesn’t fit the crime … and someone has to die.
Alexandra Mallory is envious of the spectacular house across from the tiny cabin she and Jared Brady are sharing. She imagines herself living in the spacious Gifford home, rather than the cabin Hal Gifford agreed to rent out in spite of his wife’s strenuous objections. The house and cabin sit alongside Soquel Creek, stirring up Alexandra’s lifelong fear of water.
The odd behavior of the Giffords piques Alexandra’s curiosity, and soon her envy of the house turns to an obsession with its occupants. An obsession to discover exactly what they’re hiding.
Before she can discover the truth, a woman’s body washes up on Cowell’s beach, and Jared’s fixation with the circumstances of her death threatens to expose Alexandra.
When Alexandra uncovers the Giffords’ secret, she is forced to confront the menace lurking within the house. A confrontation that will test her debilitating fear of water.
Alexandra Mallory isn’t like other women — she gets rid of people who make the world a dangerous place.
Book Two in the Alexandra Mallory psychological suspense series