Carrie Ames left her restrictive religious community for a new life. Her family shuns her; old friends don’t speak to her. But she forges a new identity, surrounds herself with a support group of other ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses, and finally even learns how to love. When she’s killed the night that she announces she’s returning to the church, her boyfriend, Todd Parrish, is arrested for murder. Was she murdered because Todd feared losing her, or is there a deeper motive?
Lacey Benedict has struggled to establish herself and her small firm in Dallas, where the legal community closed ranks against her for bringing down an established law firm and its popular managing partner. Todd’s grandparents plead for help and—even though she knows practically nothing about criminal law—she can never resist a good fight against injustice. But how do you find other suspects when everyone adores the victim and assumes the killer has already been caught? Benedict digs into Carrie’s life, and, before she knows it, she’s got too many suspects—and not enough time.