The murder Mia is prosecuting seems like an open and shut case --- until the accused claims he was the real victim and that the dead girl attacked him first. The tabloids dub her a "lethal beauty." Meanwhile, Charlie Carlson, a Seattle homicide detective, is investigating the murder of a man whose body washed up on the beach of Puget Sound, but he's got little to go on. Then a church pianist is senselessly gunned down before horrified parishioners. All three cases seem unrelated --- but are they?
Detective Charlie Carlson believes that Mia Quinn's husband's deadly car accident was no accident at all. When Mia and Charlie encounter resistance to reopening the case, they take the investigation into their own hands. And they find much more than they bargained for. Was Mia's husband more than an accountant...and less than an honest man? As the truth becomes more shocking and the case grows more complex, her husband's killers take note of Mia...and her children.
Alexis, Nick and Ruby have very different backgrounds, but when the teens join Portland County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, they are teamed up to search for an autistic man lost in the woods. What they find instead is a dead body. In a friendship that will be forged in danger, fear and courage, the three team up to find the girl’s killer --- before he can strike one of their own.
She doesn’t know who she is. She doesn’t know where she is, or why. All she knows when she comes to a ransacked cabin is that there are two men arguing over whether or not to kill her. Follow Cady and Ty (her accidental savior turned companion), as they race against the clock to stay alive.
One minute Mia Quinn is in her basement, chatting on the phone with a colleague at the prosecutor’s office. The next minute there’s a gunshot over the line, and Mia listens in horror as her colleague and friend Colleen bleeds to death. Despite much reluctance, Mia teams up with detective Charlie Carlson to investigate this tragedy. But the deeper they dig, the more complications unfold --- even the unsettling possibility that someone may be coming after her.
When Cheyenne is unwittingly taken along in a car-theft turned kidnapping, she doesn’t have a lot going for her. Already blind and sick with pneumonia, she must find a way to escape before her captors get the ransom money and have no more use for her.
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