Question: Who is the intended audience?
Answer: Those who love suspense and romance.

Q: What is the book about?
A: After twenty years, the missing reverend’s car has been found in the water-filled rock quarry…

Madeline Barker has been searching for her father ever since he disappeared when she was only sixteen. And she’s been defending her stepsiblings and the woman who finished raising her for just as long. Although police never discovered a body, almost everyone in Stillwater believes that Madeline’s father is dead. And they think the Montgomerys killed him.

Madeline can’t believe her stepmother and stepsiblings had anything to do with what happened to her father. She’s loved and respected them ever since they became a part of her life. But the discovery of her father’s car proves he didn’t just drive away. And what police find in the trunk indicates there’s even more to the case than murder.

Private Investigator Hunter Robinson isn’t excited to come halfway across the country to the backwoods of Mississippi. At the tail end of a bitter divorce, he’s got enough of his own problems trying to salvage his relationship with his twelve-year-old daughter. He doesn’t want to get involved in anything that might make him “feel” again—and Madeline makes him feel far too much.

But he can’t turn her away. There’s someone who’ll stop at nothing to make sure she never finds the answers she seeks…

Q: Why are you the best person to write this book?
A: As a national bestselling fiction writer, I’ve written 28 books.

Q: Is there anything else we should know about this book?
A: Strong characters bring the escalating suspense to life, and the mystery is skillfully played out. Novak’s smooth plotting makes for a great read…
Publisher’s Weekly

Well written, nicely paced, filled with appealing characters, and laced with a few surprises….
–Kristin Ramsdell, Library Journal

Novak brings her dark-edged, quietly intense, and completely enthralling Dead trilogy to a truly thrilling conclusion with this superbly crafted tale of romance and suspense.