A big-city reporter must solve a small-town murder and save her son in this romantic suspense novel from the acclaimed author of Sleep No More.
Journalist Madison Wade decides to move away from Philadelphia when one of her articles on violence in the city hits too close to home. She and her fourteen-year-old adopted son, Ethan, take refuge in Buckeye, a small town in eastern Tennessee where her father had grown up. Despite the tranquility, Madison and Ethan feel like outsiders. But Gabe Wyatt, the local sheriff, is determined to welcome them to the town. He immediately falls for this beautiful journalist from the city. Madison resists Gabe's advances, but he's persistent and unlike anyone she's ever met before . . .
As a romance develops between them, Madison becomes comfortable in the rural setting, and when Ethan becomes friends with Jordan, a fellow outsider at school, Buckeye begins to feel like home. But a tragic death changes everything. When Jordan's father is murdered during a weekend camping trip, Ethan becomes the prime suspect. Gabe's investigation of the murder causes a rift in his relationship with Madison. As small-town gossip builds a damaging case against Ethan, Madison races to discover the truth. Heartbroken and lost, she struggles to find anyone who will believe in her and Ethan, despite their past.
"[A] taut potboiler." Publishers Weekly
"Prepare to be thoroughly captivated by Crandall's Pitch Black world!" Karen Rose, New York Times-bestselling author