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Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. But what if you can’t tell which is which?

When attorney Izzy McNeil’s home is broken into, right after her boyfriend, Theo, moves in, she ignores the coincidence. When Theo is arrested on charges of fraud, she wants to believe he’s innocent. But when a neighbor is found dead, she can’t ignore that something is very, very wrong.

Izzy also can’t forget how Theo was inexplicably turned down for a mortgage. Or his recent moody silences. Or how a stranger warned her that Theo needs to “accept responsibility…”

Thrust into Theo’s case, Izzy must walk the line between attorney and lover to prove that Theo is innocent. But only Izzy can decide whether trusting Theo will keep her safe…or throw her into unimaginable danger.


 “Take Izzy McNeil to bed tonight. You won’t get much sleep, but you’ll spend tomorrow smiling.” ~Marcus Sakey, author of THE TWO DEATHS OF DANIEL HAYES

“…action, suspense, sex, all the stuff that readers look for in a romantic thriller, but Izzy McNeil is the primary draw. Her fiery personality — an appropriate trait in such a proud redhead — and winning ways are what make these books so charming. Izzy is the whole package: feminine and sexy, but also smart, tough and resourceful. She’s no damsel-in-distress from a tawdry bodice ripper; she’s more than a fitting match for any bad guys foolish enough to take her on.” ~Chicago Sun-Times


Laura Caldwell is a former civil trial attorney, now Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Director of Life After Innocence, published author of several novels and 1 nonfiction book. Laura began her writing career in women’s fiction and soon turned to mystery/thriller. Her first book, BURNING THE MAP was voted as one of the best books the year by Barnes and Booklist declared “Caldwell is one of the most talented and inventive…writers around,” after the release of THE YEAR OF LIVING FAMOUSLY and THE NIGHT I GOT LUCKY. The release of her trilogy in 2009 received critical acclaim and nominations for prestigious industry awards.

To learn more about Laura, please visit her website.