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New York Times bestselling romance author Jude Deveraux makes her debut in the world of mystery with a story of old secrets, deadly grudges and an improbable group of friends who are determined to uncover the truth regardless of the consequences… Sara Medlar is a household name in romance, with millions of books sold. But lately, bored of retirement, she has found herself back in her hometown of Lachlan, Florida, remodeling a grand old mansion that she’d admired as a child. When Sara’s estranged niece Kate comes to stay and start a new life in Lachlan, she 's confronted with another houseguest, Jackson Wyatt. All three are suspicous of one another's intentions, but find they must work together to solve a crime that's been haunting from beneath. Two female skeletons are accidentally uncovered in this quiet town, and Sara, Kate and Jack will have to dig into Lachlan’s murky past to unravel the its dark secrets and bring the truth to light.
"The mystery debut of bestselling romance author Deveraux (As You Wish, 2018, etc.) starts with an unhappily-ever-after-an unsolved murder. But its heroine, a romance novelist, has a better ending in mind. Fans of Deveraux and the cozy mystery genre will find common ground in this twisted tale of forgotten graves, small-town grudges, and new friends." -Kirkus Reviews on A WILLING MURDER
"Jude Deveraux's writing is enchanting and exquisite...." -BookPage
"Deveraux's touch is gold." -Publishers Weekly