cover image Justice for Sara

Justice for Sara

Erica Spindler. St. Martin’s, $25.99 (352p) ISBN 978-1-250-01252-4

A 27-year-old woman’s quest to uncover the truth behind her sister’s murder propels this spine-tingling romantic thriller from bestseller Spindler (Watch Me Die). Katherine “Kat” McCall returns to her hometown of Liberty, La., 10 years after being acquitted of the bludgeoning murder of her older sister, Sara, in 2003. Having received random hate mail for the past decade, Kat is determined to find her sister’s true killer. When someone breaks into her sister’s old cottage, where Kat is staying, Kat informs Sgt. Luke Tanner of the Liberty PD, one of the few people left in town who actually believes in her innocence. As the attraction between the two heats up, Luke reluctantly accepts Kat’s help in the search for Sara’s murderer. Plenty of people had reason to want Sara dead, including Kat’s former boyfriend, Ryan Benton. With red herrings aplenty, Spindler keeps the reader guessing until the last page. Agent: Scott Miller, Trident Media Group. (Aug.)