You'd think the life of a bead artist would be fairly uneventful. But that's not the case for Lilias Ruiz. Especially when she returns from an art fair tour and is greeted by a dead body.
The police are convinced she's the killer and suddenly Lilias finds herself hanging on to a thread of innocence. But after her home is vandalized and her van broken into, Lilias begins to realize that she has something someone wants.
Determined to return to the craft circuit, Lilias is relieved to be accompanied by her seven-foot-three nephew who's on the run from an unwanted basketball scholarship. Along with the help of her colorful neighbor, Annie, a cutthroat attorney who means well and an overzealous FBI agent, they string together the clues and wonder if there really could be a gem in Lilias's collection of dusty old beads. Or is the killer after something more?
I ordered this book because I had read everything else and needed something for the long ride to work. This book was great. The lead character is a strong female who lost her husband. Drug dealers are after her and she has no idea why. She has a strong support group of friends and family that helps her survive. This is a well plotted and entertaining book. I recommend it.
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