The only thing worse than a Bridezilla for a client is a dead one.
Max Walters is a talented bridal consultant with dreams of moving to New York and being a designer, even if it means leaving behind her serene California seaside home.
When a shocking murder rips the tranquil veneer of Crystal Shores to shreds, she discovers there is more to her home town than meets the eye. With her friend arrested for murder and the police refusing to search for another suspect, Max quickly discovers the only way to clear his name is to investigate for herself. Despite the concern of the handsome Detective Cruz, Max weaves together a list of suspects that puts her on the path to the real killer.
Will she be able to tie up the loose threads and catch the murderer? Or will the murderer get to her first?

“A stunning mystery thriller peppered with historical figures”
‘Slim Moran is the only daughter of a rakish Irish movie star. After a classical private school and college education, World War II is over and Slim finds herself working for the Red Cross in Paris. There she falls in love with a concentration camp survivor, and in 1949 after the Red Cross shuts down she opens her private investigator service to continue searching for people lost during the war. An SOE executive from London shows up at Slim’s door looking for the last radio operator she sent behind enemy lines. Jumping between timelines and events in 1942 and 1949, the reader follows along on a thrilling adventure and emotional tightrope. But there’s more to the story than just finding a missing spy. Why the spy is missing becomes a critical part of the tale.
A stunning mystery thriller peppered with historical figures. Five out of five stars.’ Readper

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When a young woman is found dead in a wilderness area of the North Carolina mountains, the county sheriff says suicide. Della Kincaid disagrees. As a former reporter in Washington, D.C., she knows how to hunt down the real story. But she’s living in Laurel Falls, N.C., trying to create a new life for herself. Without her usual sources, she turns to an unlikely cast of characters—friends, customers, ex-husband, and forger. With their help, she uncovers how unbridled greed has spawned an interwoven series of crimes and sorrows. Along the way, Kincaid discovers how much the Appalachian landscape and its people mean to her—and that life can include second chances.
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