The deeper they dig into the past, the closer they come to a killer. Crime writer Shayne Reynolds is looking for the next book that'll get her out of her parents' basement and on track to rebuilding her life. She's found it in Robert Anderson, a confessed murderer who's out on parole. Something's never added up about that case. From the moment she sets foot in Dark Water, nothing goes as planned. Anderson's family wants her to drop the story?especially surviving son Des. A man who ignites sizzling heat even as he stands firmly in her way. Laboring under his father's crushing legacy and his grandmother's iron resolve to get rid of the nosy writer at any cost, Des struggles to save the self-destructive sister who once saved him. There's something honest and forthright about Shayne, though, that tempts him to help her get to the truth. Even if it means double-crossing his powerful grandmother. Despite their resolve to keep it strictly business, sexual sparks quickly set fire to tangled emotions. And threads of a fragile bond that someone with a vendetta could use to weave their death shroud? Warning: This story contains a feisty writer, sexy younger man and a mystery with enough twists and turns to cause vertigo.