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Snow isn't all that's falling in Denver, Colorado, on Christmas Eve.  

A beautiful, young district attorney tumbles from her balcony to her death.  

Police suspect suicide, but the DA’s sister, newspaper reporter Samantha Church, isn’t buying it.  

Samantha discovers evidence linking her sister to a drug smuggling case and quickly learns she has stumbled onto a major news story. She must summon the courage to not only face a cartel of criminals, but her own fears and shortcomings when she is confronted by the inescapable specter of a far greater enemy - her addiction to alcohol. Samantha’s dependency has not only cost her job at a major metropolitan daily, but, worse, custody of her daughter, April.  

Samantha pursues her sister’s killers, maneuvering through a minefield of intrigue deliberately set out to divert her from the truth. Despite being betrayed, physically beaten, and facing the possibility of sharing her sister’s fate, Samantha refuses to stop her investigation. However, when the killers threaten to harm April, Samantha realizes that, for her daughter’s sake, she can no longer continue the investigation on her own. She knows she must swallow her pride and turn to her ex-husband and police detective, Jonathan Church, for help.  

Can Samantha ultimately prevail - find her sister’s killer, write the story of her career, confront her drinking problem, and finally begin to change her life? Or will she and April become the killer’s next victims?

©2012 Betta Ferrendelli (P)2018 Betta Ferrendelli

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  • 05-26-18

Not For Me

This is an okay book but it needs some work. The characters were well developed and the story line was interesting. However, it seemed to get off track from the mystery and focus too much on alcoholism. Gabra Zackman does a good job as narrator. I might get another book in this series, but probably not.