Emily Hunt comes from a family of police officers, but it’s not the life she wants for herself. It’s too much pressure, and too many bad things can happen when you put your life on the line. She has settled for a life of teaching, which is her calling, and is much safer.
But all that changes one morning, when one of her students brings a weapon to class, and holds them all hostage. She had tutored him, and thought she knew him. It was not like Rafael, and she can’t understand what’s happening.
As the plot unfolds, Emily realizes that Rafael’s brother is being held for ransom money. As time runs out, Rafael is trying to find a way to get that money. But is there something else going on?
Mason Taylor, undercover cop, has been accused by Emily’s sister, as having had something to do with their brother’s killing a few years earlier. But as Emily spends this horrible day close to Mason, she begins to believe this can’t be true.
The plot takes a few surprising twists and turns, and it’s hard to put down. It’s the second in the Southern Crimes series, and is just as good as the first!
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