All she ever wanted to do was help people, but this last case shattered something deep inside her and she wasn’t sure how she’d survive it. Dr. Cassie Wheaton could barely make out the words as the Seattle Metro police explained the incident to her that day. It wasn’t even her case, but she felt the full force of the horror as she managed the aftermath. The tiny thread that kept her sane in all the trauma of working in Child Protective Services broke that day and her delicately ordered life began to crumble into ruin. She knew she had to do something, and something fast, or she would lose everything she prized; her lover, her work and most precious, her mind.
Leaving behind her chaotic urban life in Seattle, she travels to rural Washington state determined to take on a case with no children involved. She thought she’d find herself again, helping someone worse off than herself. She soon finds out, helping someone in this line of work, can sometimes lead to murder.
First in a series, Dr. Cassie Wheaton is a forensic psychologist with a penchant for finding murderers. Only trouble is, sometimes murder finds her first…