When a stranger with two young children buys a secluded property in the idyllic rural community of Paradise Falls, malicious rumors start to circulate. Heavily tattooed Greg Brown, (turns out it’s not his real name) claims he’s a cartoonist, (he used to paint lurid graphics on Harleys). His kids seem to be happy, (but are they really his children?). His wife died of cancer. (no she didn't).
Constable Pauline Pedermin is determined to find out the truth about Greg Brown. Especially as he lives next door to her new best friend, horse-riding companion, (and hopefully someday, lover), Marion. But Marion, a preacher’s wife now divorced, with three teenagers and no alimony wants a man in her life. Surprisingly, (or perhaps not) she finds her ‘bad-boy’ neighbor increasingly attractive.
And Paradise Falls has its own simmering secrets – the porn-addicted property developer who plots to get rid of his wife; the seductress who has a weird love of dogs; the hunky house-painter who gets hit on by housewives; the serene schoolmistress with a saucy past; the creepy pedophile who cruises the back-roads. And the nerdy hacker who causes untold havoc.
A bungled burglary and a curious kidnapping kick Pauline’s investigations into high gear. She hunts down the criminals in her unconventional way. Crimes are solved, lovers are lost, sinners exposed, the flighty flee. The gossips of Paradise Falls argue the fallout over their beers and their yoga. But what is the truth about Greg Brown? And where did he go
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