by Catherine Ennis
A family tragedy is the only reason Dr. Bernadette Hebert has returned to Clearwater, Louisiana. The murder of a man she has long hated doesn’t sadden her, but if she refused to go she’d have to tell her partner why. Being from Clearwater means Bernie knows how to keep a secret.
A bloodstained list of license plate numbers brings Bernie face to face with Carly Harrell, candidate for Clearwater Mayor. Once upon a time Bernadette had loved Carly, but the reunion is fraught with suspicion. Carly’s from Clearwater, which means she has secrets too. Her political life may be promising, but her feelings for campaign worker Laura Lee threaten everything.
Secrets seem to have been the dead man’s specialty. In Clearwater, Louisiana, secrets are power…or a motive for murder.
Originally published by Naiad Press 1991.