The heir to a wealthy family in Corpus Christi, Texas, Patricia (Tricia) Tracy anticipates receiving a substantial inheritance in four months. She may not live that long after she accuses Lupe Garcia of murdering his wife in her newspaper column, "Tracy's Tidbits." He stalks her and attacks her, her life saved by Bill, a mysterious sailor she just met at a socialite party.
Tricia falls madly in love with Bill and breaks up with her boyfriend, Mel Sweeney, the police detective. Soon Tricia and Mel are independently investigating a surge in cocaine use, the mysterious death of one of Tricia's friends, and a bribery scandal that has cost millions of dollars in damages.
"Tracy Tidbits," a social editorial, frequently gets Tricia in trouble with her choice of such controversial topics as cocaine abuse, environmental destruction, and civil disobedience. The main threat to Tricia's "Inheritance" comes from an unexpected source, and only Tricia's determination can save her.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Burntown and Promise Not to Tell comes a gut-wrenching thriller about a missing mother and the serial killer who returns twenty-five years later
The summer of 1985 changes Reggie's life. An awkward thirteen-year-old, she finds herself mixed up with the school outcasts. That same summer, a serial killer called Neptune begins kidnapping women. He leaves their severed hands on the police department steps and, five days later, displays their bodies around town. Just when Reggie needs her mother, Vera, the most, Vera's hand is found on the steps. But after five days, there's no body and Neptune disappears.
Now, twenty-five years later, Reggie is a successful architect who has left her hometown and the horrific memories of that summer behind. But when she gets a call revealing that her mother has been found alive, Reggie must confront the ghosts of her past and find Neptune before he kills again.