A cozy read of a novel that blends mystery, female detective work and modern situations; this story will take you from that cozy feeling of reading around a fireplace to the cold stark facts of poverty and issues only young females have to face… and then back to the fuzzy familiar world of a good romance trying to click into place.
Calinda Franklin’s new teaching job at an upstate New York private secondary school for worthy scholarship students seems idyllic, relieving her dire financial straits and burying her violent past. Yet dormant mysteries threaten the students’ safety and the future of the school. The students are their own brand of mixed joy and heartache because they all come from hard backgrounds, poor backgrounds and the mix of racial and cultural behaviors along with them needing to keep up their grades to keep their scholarships adds an undercurrent of tension to the main plot line.
Callie’s complex journey to the truth puts her in the cross-hairs of a sociopath, but even that proves less arduous than healing old emotional scars and opening herself to love.