Caitlyn always cruised through life, not being the type to ruffle feathers or involve herself in high school drama. That is, until a chance encounter with a homeless man changes everything. Suddenly, Caitlyn can see past the masks people wear. Now, life isn’t as simple as she imagined: her best friend doesn’t care about her, her boyfriend is only after one thing, and the hot surfer next door might be the only person she can trust. Soon she realizes that her high school is filled with secrets…some very sinister ones.
In the third Marc Kadella legal mystery, an adorable—and photogenic—two-year-old girl is kidnapped, and, when her remains are found, her twenty-two-year-old widowed mother Brittany is charged with her murder. But before she can even be charged she’s been tried and convicted by the media, at the center of which is Melinda Pace, a cynical, mostly-functioning alcoholic Minneapolis television personality with a “legal news” show called The Court Reporter. Not even in the alternative universe of television news could she be described as a reporter, since she makes no attempt at or pretense of presenting the truth, or even the facts. She does do a great job of producing through-the-roof ratings and whipping the public into a frenzy—with tragic consequences.