By Perri O'Shaughnessy
The recent York instances bestselling Nina Reilly novels have dazzled either readers and critics with their crackling mixture of criminal suspense and taut human drama. Now Perri O'Shaughnessy, hailed as "smart", "gripping", and "complex" via the San Francisco Chronicle, brings us her best--and such a lot explosive--Nina Reilly novel yet.Amid the gleaming snow-swept mountains of Lake Tahoe, Nina Reilly has made a house, juggling the calls for of her one-woman legislation perform and elevating a teenage son on my own. Now Nina has taken on a case that may threaten every little thing she holds expensive, drawing her right into a tangled internet of loyalties and alliances inside of one in all Lake Tahoe's such a lot renowned households. Her shopper: a guy accused of murdering his personal brother--on the ski slopes of Tahoe. The legislations says Nina needs to supply Jim powerful the absolute best safety. yet Strong's kinfolk has grew to become violently opposed to him, and without warning Nina is on the middle of the typhoon. As she works a fallacious and troubling case and will get swept into an unforeseen love affair, the 2 facets of Nina's existence come crashing together...in the last word act of malice.
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But I wasn’t. I searched the house. She was gone, all right. She’d taken our big suitcase and the roller one that fits under an airplane seat and her electronic keyboard. Her clothes, some books, CD’s, her ski gear—everything she really cared about. ’’ ‘‘Our cat. She drove off in the camper, a Tioga. Just big enough for the two of us and maybe a kid, if we ever had one . ’’ He chewed on his thumbnail. ‘‘At first I thought she’d cool off, and, you know, realize she had totally overreacted. I waited for her to come home, or at least, to call.
Heidi wasn’t there, but Alex was sitting in the snow, fixing one of his bindings. Jim skied straight across to him. ’’ Alex asked sourly. ‘‘What’s the matter? ’’ ‘‘I don’t like the fit on one of them. I spent an hour working on this fucking binding this morning and it still doesn’t fit. ’’ Jim planted his poles and herringboned over to Alex. ‘‘Watch yourself. It’s a long slide and the Cliff is dead ahead,’’ Alex said. He stretched his leg out so Jim could have a look. The ski stuck straight up into the air.
Yeah. I admitted we were both going too fast. But you have to understand, there were eighteen inches of new snow up there on the mountain. We were up to our knees and still flying. Alex loved powder skiing. ’’ ‘‘Now and then. ’’ ‘‘Me and Alex, and Kelly. My sister. She’s a lot younger. I’m thirty. Kelly’s only twenty-five. She’s the only one of us who doesn’t work at Paradise. ’’ Nina wrote it down. ‘‘Alex was twenty-seven. We closed Paradise, of course, and the whole crew came to the funeral.