The New Year bells have barely finished tolling before murder strikes in the quiet beach resort of Pear Cove in this third book in the Faraday Murder Series. Charles and Carrie Faraday discover the body of Ginny Ellwood only yards from their home in the resort community. Ginny is the fiancée of Norton, Carrie's brother, and it isn't long before police have him targeted as their prime suspect. Ginny was a popular girl - everyone liked her. No one would think she had an enemy in the world...but then, who murdered her? A politically motivated chief of police has warned Carrie and Charles not to get involved. He wants a quick solution to the murder to advance his career. But this isn't just any case. It's about family. The Faradays ignore his warning and start investigating. Ginny and Norton were growing apart. Was it just wedding jitters, or was there something else? Were Ginny and Norton feeling the pressure from the merger of their fathers' companies? The merger hinges on the introduction of a new medical software system. Was this why Ginny was so interested in learning the program code, or was she spying for someone else? Ginny bought an expensive ring that wasn't for Norton. Was there another man in Ginny's life? Murders, blackmail, computer espionage - there are lots of clues to follow. Can the Faradays' detecting skills put all the puzzle pieces together and save Carrie's brother before he is charged with murder?