A wealthy woman’s death in a picturesque corner of Connecticut pulls her down-on-his-luck handyman into a sprawling criminal underworld . . .
Awakened in the night by a mysterious and alarming call, handyman Jed Cooper rushes to the stately home of his employer, an emotionally fragile choreographer who has secluded herself in Connecticut’s Litchfield Hills. But it’s too late. She’s dead and a shadowy figure has bolted into the darkness. Just in time for the cops to show up and find Jed standing over her body.
Jed may be innocent but he can’t help feeling some haunting stirrings of guilt—after all, she’d been acting even more skittish than usual in recent days. Thanks to his sketchy past he prefers to stay as far from trouble as he can get. But he’s already entangled in this murder case, and as the fallout mounts, this twisty tale moves from Manhattan’s Little Italy to Miami and beyond as the truth slowly comes to light . . .
Praise for the writing of Shelly Frome
“Complex and eventful . . . an intelligently conceived mystery and an entertaining one as well.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Suspenseful . . . The plot takes numerous satisfying twists.” —Publishers Weekly