To find her missing aunt, she has to unearth the secrets of the past. But lies and deceit run though the very heart of their town…
What started out as a promising relationship with adventurer and tycoon Alec Zavos has fizzled into an uncertain future for antiquities expert Annalisse Drury. Returning to Walker Farm in Upstate New York to see her Aunt Kate should have been a welcome homecoming and distraction. Instead, she finds the childhood home she expected to inherit is for sale, without her permission. What’s worse, Kate’s ranch manager makes a gruesome discovery in the barn: the body of an unidentified man, dead by foul play.
Annalisse turns in Alec’s direction for help. She and her aunt shelter on his estate in the Catskills while the authorities canvass the scene. But when Kate herself disappears without a trace, Annalisse fears the worst: that one of the many secrets of her hometown has ensnared her family—a secret someone is willing to kill for to keep hidden.
"...Bell as a writer as she keeps her well-paced story moving. Her use of dialogue to drive the narrative is excellent and she sticks the twist ending nicely, one of the harder tricks to pull off in this genre.Her characters are vivid and spot-on..." - IndieReader Review
From the Back Cover
Antiquitiesappraiser Annalisse Drury drives to her family farm in upstate New York toconsult with Aunt Kate about her troubled relationship with Greek tycoon, AlecZavos. When Annalisse arrives, she learns the beloved farm she expects toinherit is for sale.
Thatsame morning, they find a stranger's body decaying in the barn. Then her aunt vanishes.
InSpent Identity, Annalisse and Alec join forces for the second time. Theymust find the mastermind behind her aunt's abduction before Kate's healthissues worsen. Was the corpse in the barn a coincidence or a warning? The clockticks for Annalisse to find her aunt and repair what she has left with the manshe loves.