Talented hotel manager Katherine Hamilton is tasked with devising a plan to use the huge Victorian mansion just outside of town to attract tourists and save her bankrupt hometown, only to be declared a chief suspect in the murder of her high-school nemesis.
Welcome to Asheboro, Maryland, where the homes are to die for. . .
Katherine Hamilton never wanted to return to her dead-end hometown. But when she is called in to help save Asheboro from going bankrupt, Kate can’t refuse. The town has issued its last available funds to buy a local Victorian mansion. It’s a plan that Kate would be happy to help get off the ground. . .if only she didn’t have such bad memories associated with that mansion. Is Kate ready to do business—or is this job too personal for her own good?
Then, one day while touring the property, Kate stumbles over a dead body. Impossibly, the victim is none other than Kate’s high-school nemesis Cordelia Walker. Soon Kate is immersed in a murder investigation and with the history of the old Victorian. What secrets are hidden within its walls—and can the truth be discovered before the killer comes for Kate herself?
St. Martin’s Press