Emma Grant is a school counselor in California with a wonderful husband and a step-daughter whom she is trying to win over. She is a far cry from the fourteen year old who made a blood pact with her friends to protect each other no matter what happens. When her author husband, Ben, agrees to write a true crime book about an event that happened years ago, suddenly Emma’s worlds seem to collide.
She is sure she is being followed, and when she tries to find out who is driving the suspicious car, an accident ensues and the mystery continues. When she finds a note on her car in the school parking lot that threatens to reveal her secret, Emma knows that she must do something to protect the family and life she has come to love.
Her step-daughter, Kayla, feels something is odd in the way Emma is acting, but her dad is sure she is imagining things because she misses her deceased mother. Emma’s balancing act gets more a more precarious as she finds that old friends aren’t always good friends, and memories can be startlingly different from one old friend to another. The desperate steps that Emma takes to right her world will have the reader on seat’s edge until the satisfying conclusion.
Publisher - MIRA; Original edition
Date of Publication - July 28, 2020