The only thing Rowan Beale ever wanted was to be a cop. But in the wake of her partner’s death, she still hasn’t been cleared to return to duty. Amid rumors of PTSD and struggling under the weight of survivor’s guilt, she’s starting to believe she never will be. Already at loose ends, when her Uncle Robert has a heart attack, she doesn’t hesitate to go to Wishful to take care of him.
Reserve officer Nash Brewer is a born care-taker, so of course he pitches in after his neighbor and mentor has heart surgery. But it’s not just the former Wishful Police Chief who needs his help. Robert’s strong, gutsy niece is hurting and haunted—and someone’s been targeting her. Nash can’t help but fall as he and Rowan investigate, while keeping the secret from her fragile, but sharp-eyed uncle.
When evidence points to Rowan herself as the perpetrator, the former Navy pilot knows in his gut there’s something more going on. But how can he ignore the facts of the case? And how can Rowan stand for one more person to believe she’s unstable, especially the man she wants to trust with her heart?