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“You know what has to be done.”

Jenna quickly looked around. Then, in a low voice she asked, “What good

would come from me committing murder?”

Rosa smiled. “Not you. Me.”


Gordonville has a secret.


Jenna Crandall refused to heed her friend Rosa’s repeated advice even after being a good daughter failed to stop the years of emotional and physical abuse at the hands of her mother, Bella, the grand dame of the village.


The shy public relations receptionist with an exceptional talent for art wouldn’t seek retribution. After she meets Dr. Malachi Chase, a sociology professor who appreciates her value, Jenna’s self-esteem grows, much to the dislike of her mother.


When Bella physically attacks her one evening, Jenna decides it’s time to take

Rosa’s advice after all….