By Perri O'Shaughnessy
The recent York occasions bestselling Nina Reilly novels have dazzled either readers and critics with their crackling combination of felony suspense and taut human drama. Now Perri O'Shaughnessy, hailed as "smart", "gripping", and "complex" via the San Francisco Chronicle, brings us her best--and so much explosive--Nina Reilly novel yet.Amid the glowing snow-swept mountains of Lake Tahoe, Nina Reilly has made a house, juggling the calls for of her one-woman legislations perform and elevating a teenage son by myself. Now Nina has taken on a case that may threaten every little thing she holds expensive, drawing her right into a tangled net of loyalties and alliances inside one among Lake Tahoe's such a lot sought after households. Her buyer: a guy accused of murdering his personal brother--on the ski slopes of Tahoe. The legislation says Nina needs to provide Jim powerful the very best safety. yet Strong's family members has became violently opposed to him, and without warning Nina is on the middle of the hurricane. As she works a unsuitable and troubling case and will get swept into an unforeseen love affair, the 2 facets of Nina's existence come crashing together...in the last word act of malice.
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They wanted me to say we were but we weren’t. ’’ ‘‘Not that we both don’t ski fast,’’ Strong said. ‘‘Maybe too fast for the terrain. That’s part of it. ’’ ‘‘Yeah. I admitted we were both going too fast. But you have to understand, there were eighteen inches of new snow up there on the mountain. We were up to our knees and still flying. Alex loved powder skiing. ’’ ‘‘Now and then. ’’ ‘‘Me and Alex, and Kelly. My sister. She’s a lot younger. I’m thirty. Kelly’s only twenty-five. She’s the only one of us who doesn’t work at Paradise.
How we were yelling, screwing around. ’’ ‘‘They wanted me to say we were but we weren’t. ’’ ‘‘Not that we both don’t ski fast,’’ Strong said. ‘‘Maybe too fast for the terrain. That’s part of it. ’’ ‘‘Yeah. I admitted we were both going too fast. But you have to understand, there were eighteen inches of new snow up there on the mountain. We were up to our knees and still flying. Alex loved powder skiing. ’’ ‘‘Now and then. ’’ ‘‘Me and Alex, and Kelly. My sister. She’s a lot younger. I’m thirty. Kelly’s only twenty-five.
Alex’s wife. She swears she doesn’t know anything. I had to tell my father, too, but he doesn’t have a clue. Then I talked to Heidi’s friends on the Ski Patrol. She’s a supervisor at Paradise. Nobody knows anything, or at least no one will tell me anything. ’’ ‘‘Well, she left these words, Jim. ’’ Nina held up the note. ‘‘Obviously, she blames me for Alex’s death. When she got to Boulder Hospital that night, they were operating on Alex, trying to save him. I knew he wouldn’t make it—’’ Strong exhaled in a short gust.