When her father decides to run for governor of Oregon, Claire St. John and her sisters will confront their troubled past, while Claire finds herself inexorably drawn to the mysterious, dashing journalist who seems very interested in the family’s private business.
Set in a small town on the Oregon coast, #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson’s chilling novel explores a family’s twisted legacy of lies and murder…
Even a man as powerful as Dutch Holland can’t keep a scandal buried forever. That’s why he’s summoned his children home to Oregon before announcing his run for governor. Sixteen years ago, his rival’s son, Harley Taggert, drowned in the murky waters of Lake Arrowhead. Dutch needs to know if his three daughters played a part—before the press begins digging into the tragedy. But instead of helping with damage control, the Holland sisters’ return is the catalyst for shocking new revelations.
Claire Holland has never breathed a word about what happened that night. While Tessa was the wild child and Miranda smart and studious, Claire was romantic. She’d fallen in love with Harley, even became engaged to him. But complications abounded, including local bad boy Kane Moran. Now Claire learns that an investigative journalist is back in town too, planning to write a book about Harley’s death. Soon rumors swirl of betrayal and jealousy. Another body is unearthed. And a sadistic killer prepares to tie up every loose end at last…