By T. R. Ragan
Existence for personal investigator Lizzy Gardner seriously is not a similar. It's been 3 weeks on account that her fiancé, Jared, used to be shot on what used to be presupposed to be their marriage ceremony day. He's in a coma now, and Lizzy is being compelled to determine she may not be in a position to dwell with.
But a string of deaths has pressured her to come again to paintings. whereas they seem like unrelated injuries before everything look, a better glance exhibits all of them have whatever in universal. greater than a decade prior, the sufferers have been all contributors of the Ambassador membership at a Sacramento highschool: a complicated posse that bullied different scholars, one in all whom is still tormented years later.
In this pulse-pounding mystery from long island occasions and united states at the present time bestselling writer T.R. Ragan, Lizzy will desire her colleagues and what's left of her wits to aid her music down a crafty killer with a perilous revenge record ahead of the following name-maybe hers-is crossed off for strong.
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