She's on a killer vacation.
Finding one dead body is unlucky.
Finding two means you’re Bella Bree MacGowan.
Most people can relax by an idyllic riverside without fishing a dead body out of the water; Bree MacGowan is not most people. And as luck would have it, it's not just any old corpse she's tripped over this time. It's the late wife of Senator R. Carl Wallace, a paragon of upstanding American citizenship to anyone who looks… unless they look too closely. Which is, of course, exactly what Bree does, and what she finds is definitely more trouble than she bargained for.
Where power and murder collide, danger follows, and Bree soon finds herself the target of break-ins, vandalism and kidnapping, all at the hands of the dubious Senator who insists that she identify two criminals she’s never seen before as the people who killed his wife. Now Bree has to save herself and the ones she loves from a conspiracy where the bad guys look good, the good guys look bad, and nothing is as it seems…
Kate George is the author of the award winning novel Moonlighting in Vermont and it's sequel California Schemin'. Raised in California, she currently lives in Vermont with her husband, four children and two dogs.
I grew up in Auburn, California, not terribly far from the Forest Hill Bridge. One of my most vivid memories is being in a car full of teenage kids watching the speedometer inch over the 125 mark as we sped across the bridge. It was a huge scary thrill.
I hate to think what might have become of us if the driver lost control. But back then? I was fearless and immortal.
She was falling, plummeting toward the river. Her skirt billowed, then wrapped around her as she tumbled. I watched her through the viewfinder, an unnaturally pink anomaly in sharp focus against the grey background of the bridge. I'd never be able to look at that color again without feeling the horror of seeing a woman plunging from the Foresthill Bridge. Half my brain followed her descent with my camera while the other half was in a blind, screaming panic.