Two months ago, Waverly Jones was given a reason to remain in her small hometown of Port Milton indefinitely. Her problem is that even for a private investigator who has solved several high-profile cases, work is limited, and there aren’t as many wealthy clients hiring to compensate for some pro bono cases who need someone like her.
One such case lands at her desk: the body of Madison Simmons was found in the woods after the spring thaw, and the death has been confirmed a suicide. Her working-class mother doesn’t doubt this, but she’s still after answers. Why the sudden change in Madison’s behavior in the year prior to her death? What factors drove her to suicide—and could there have been another person involved?
Coming 2024 in print and ebook.