Belinda Frisch is a lifelong reader whose love of the printed word inspires her to write her own stories. Honorable mention winner in the New York Book Festival 2014 (Better Left Buried) and runner-up in the 2012 Halloween Book Festival (Cure), Belinda’s work has appeared in Shroud Magazine, been acquired by Thomas & Mercer (Fatal Reaction), and was once optioned for film (Cure). When she isn't reading, gaming, or penning her next novel, she's enjoying time with her husband and a mixed pack of herding dogs who might be her biggest fans.
During a slow night on duty, paramedic Ana Ashmore drives past a crime scene at the shabby Aquarian Motel—a scene that, strangely, wasn’t broadcast on her first-responder’s radio. Curious, she stops to help and quickly realizes why she’d been excluded from the call. Her sister, Sydney, has been found dead of an apparent suicide. But why would Sydney take her own life right after her successful battle with cancer?
As the police get to work, Ana decides to launch an investigation of her own. Sydney’s soon-to-be ex-husband certainly had a motive to murder, and while the police focus on him, Ana makes a startling discovery: a chain of e-mails between Sydney and her surgeon that brings into question Sydney’s diagnosis and the life-altering treatment that followed. With the help of Dr. Jared Monroe, who has his own troubling connection to the surgeon in question, Ana uncovers a ring of corruption and greed. As the two dig deeper, they develop a complicated attraction. Can they survive their attempt to expose a dangerous deception and avenge Sydney’s murder?