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Moonlight dances across her bare skin, and a shooting star flies across the sky. And while the young woman’s eyes are open and facing upward, they no longer see anything…

Detective Madison Knight is about to get married when detectives from a neighboring city storm the wedding and arrest her fiancé, Troy Matthews. He’s being charged for the murder of his childhood friend Dylan Graham, recently shot to death in his home. But the motive dates back to a fateful night from twenty-four years ago when seventeen-year-old Emily Kane was raped and strangled at a beach party.

Police claim that Dylan had plans to expose Troy for the crime even though another friend was convicted for it and sent to prison for twenty-four years. With that friend recently released, Madison suspects that he may be framing Troy to take the fall, some sort of vengeance for not saving him from going to prison. But when he also turns up murdered, Troy again becomes the prime suspect.

With evidence mounting against him, Madison is determined to prove her fiancé is innocent, but what troubles her the most is that all of Troy’s friends from that time are being picked off one by one. That means Troy might be the killer’s next target, but it’s not just his life on the line when she discovers the twisted killer is stalking her.

This addictive heart-pounding crime thriller is perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Lisa Regan, and Leslie Wolfe.

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Following Detective Madison Knight since book one, she’s been through A LOT. Yet, her strength and perseverance keep pushing her forward. But as I read through Troy getting arrested during their wedding, I wasn’t so sure this might be the thing that completely breaks her. Instead, I got a big surprise in her character growth since book one.

Even though the Braybury Police Department is the one officially handling the investigation, Madison can’t help but feel the urgency to help be the one to save Troy. I was impressed with her growth in how she did manage to *mostly* stick inside the guidelines that Troy’s sister, Andrea, set with her. Troy managed to make his situation worse a few times, proving that he’s human and makes mistakes.

I’m excited to see more of Cameron Snow and his involvement with Madison on a professional level going forward — I think it’s going to be quite an interesting dynamic to add to the series! His own hesitancy, along with the Braybury PD’s Chief enforcing his own requirements for how the case was handled were not taken well by Madison. I loved how she took her own initiative to ensure that things were checked and re-checked.

Arnold really threw me for a loop with this book because I was questioning myself on what I had missed that could have shown Troy as guilty. I was pulling out old enemies and wondering how it was all going to fit. And in her true fashion to giving us the best crime procedurals out there, Arnold pulled it together and had me gasping at what I’d overlooked. Excited to see where this series goes next!

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CAROLYN ARNOLD is an international bestselling and award-winning author, as well as a speaker, teacher, and inspirational mentor. She has several continuing fiction series and has many published books. Her genre diversity offers her readers everything from cozy mysteries, police procedurals, and thrillers to action adventures. Her crime fiction series have been praised by those in law enforcement as being accurate and entertaining. This led to her adopting the trademark: POLICE PROCEDURALS RESPECTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT™.

Carolyn was born in a small town and enjoys spending time outdoors, but she also loves the lights of a big city. Grounded by her roots and lifted by her dreams, her overactive imagination insists that she tell her stories. Her intention is to touch the hearts of millions with her books, to entertain, inspire, and empower.

She currently lives near London, Ontario, Canada with her husband and two beagles.

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