A few years of practicing law as a sole practitioner at South Lake Tahoe, California, lulled Nina Reilly into a false sense of security.  The clients rolled in. The work was steady.  In the middle of a serious love affair, happy and wandering toward a bright future, she was at the top of her form, confident and accomplished as an attorney at last.


“That Thursday in early September billowed up blue and white, as breezy and innocent as a picnic, the air filtering through shimmering sunlit leaves. But during the afternoon, the true Sierra atmosphere showed its face in a ferocious summer storm, ruthless, unpredictable and dangerous.
And because the storm dislocated all sorts of human arrangements that night, or because life is a mist of error, or perhaps just because she had been working too hard and couldn’t deal with one more thing that day, Nina Reilly made a small, critical mistake that changed everything.”

“Here’s to a lawyer with as much heart as brings. Bottom line: a winning case.” – People (Page-Turner of the Week)

“Scenes of gripping courtroom drama, coupled with a gut-wrenching, action-packed conclusion.” – Monterey County Herald 

“With every book, Perri O’Shaughnessy gets better and better.  I am continuously surprised by the twists and turns that this book takes…I loved this book and as soon as I finished it, I opened it up and read it again.” – Mystery News