While Brett works with T to shed light on the latest murder, Brett’s past catches up with him. Mars receives anonymous information revealing Brett is not the man she thinks he is. He’s a hitman with a perfect completion rating, and his next target hits too close to home.
With two serial killers on the loose and Brett on the hunt, Mars quickly finds herself in the crosshairs. Mrs. Janowski and her friends ride in to help, enlisting the aid of a biker gang. They drive cross-country on a mission to take down the lynchpin that entwines them all together.
But Brett has other plans for them.
This thrilling short story bridges the events in Kate Watterson's first suspense novel, Frozen, with the next book in the series, Charred.
BONUS: This short story includes an excerpt from Kate Watterson's next book in the Detective Ellie MacIntosh series, Charred.
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Zane Bigelow grew up in a beautiful, perfectly kept house in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Strangers and even Zane’s own aunt across the lake see his parents as a successful surgeon and his stylish wife, making appearances at their children’s ballet recitals and baseball games. Only Zane and his sister know the truth, until one brutal night finally reveals cracks in the facade, and Zane escapes for college without a thought of looking back...
Years later, Zane returns to his hometown determined to reconnect with the place and people that mean so much to him, despite the painful memories. As he resumes life in the colorful town, he meets a gifted landscape artist named Darby, who is on the run from ghosts of her own.
Together they will have to teach each other what it means to face the past, and stand up for the ones they love.
Marjorie Steel is still healing from the events of the past year, and she’s happy to put her plans to study culinary arts on hold to help her best friend deal with a difficult pregnancy and two recently adopted troubled boys. The fact that Bryce Simpson spends a lot of time at the Steel Ranch is a benefit, and she’s ready to see if her attraction to him might be something more.
Bryce wants to do a hard day’s work on the ranch. Once his muscles give out and he collapses from exhaustion, maybe he’ll stop torturing himself over his late father’s horrific double life. The Steels have a different idea. They ask Bryce to take an executive position complete with a profit share. As he has a young son and widowed mother to support, it’s an offer he can’t refuse. The only catch is Marjorie. She’s beautiful, smart, feisty, and her kisses set him on fire. But he’s an empty shell with nothing to offer her, and she deserves the world.
As the sins of his father continue to haunt him, Bryce learns the horrors of the past may not yet be buried.