Detective Sergeant Hunter McKenna is on trial, charged with negligent homicide after her investigation into the suspicious death of a local teenager leads to more deaths and personal tragedy.
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Hunter faces accusations in the courtroom, and is tormented by her own guilt over personal choices she’s made. The community’s grief demands someone to blame, and Hunter can’t deny she’s haunted by regret.
As her partner, DS Noah Wilmott, continues to investigate, he wonders if the nightmares plaguing his partner are really Hunter’s subconscious, piecing things together, or something more, and when he follows a hunch it leads to answers that will stun a community.
Why do we hurt the ones we love the most?
Vinny Shepherd is a girl with an identity crisis. Her whole life she’s been pulled in different directions, between divorced parents, between her own interests and what her mother wants her to be like. After so many years of being molded and pressured by a controlling mother, she’s lost herself along the way.
Now, with a dominating friend like Ivy Dorn – who bullies and controls those around her to fulfill her whims – Vinny finds herself doing things she could never have imagined.
Like what happened to Jonah at the ruins…
Like what happened the night her best friend died.
When one death leads to another, Vinny’s life is ripped apart. As her mother spearheads the witch hunt against DS McKenna, Vinny struggled with her guilt and grief. What she knows could change the outcome of the trial, but can she find the strength to stand up against a dominating mother who’s controlled her entire life?