After a three week photo assignment chasing wild mustangs in the heat of South Dakota, Kate Ryan wants nothing more than a quiet week at her log cabin in the woods. She decides to make it a 'girls only' week and invites her sister Teri, dear Aunt Hannah - and Maggie.
Kate's nice quiet week turns out to be anything but nice and quiet. Maggie ends up bringing a friend along, causing Kate to grow even more reluctant to acknowledge any feelings she might have for her. But Kate finds a champion in Aunt Hannah, who is determined to see her cynical niece and the elusive Kate together at last.
Then something quite troublesome begins to happen on the lake. A violent storm soon leaves them isolated and a body washes up on the beach. Kate finds there are too many suspects an no way out - but that's just the trouble with murder...
Book three in the Kate Ryan Series