It's the dead of winter and struggling actress and wedding-cake decorator Piper Donovan is thrilled to be in warm and romantic Sarasota, Florida, enjoying the powdery white beaches, soothing seas, and golden sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico. She and her family are there to celebrate her beloved cousin's wedding. Not only is Piper creating the sugar-sand-dollar-festooned wedding cake, she's also the maid of honor.
But a cloud seems to be hovering over the whole affair. Shortly after a bridesmaid mysteriously disappears, a kindly neighbor's car is run off the road and a prospective witness, an innocent Amish teenager, is threatened to keep silent. Then a body is found on the beach where the wedding will take place. With the nuptials threatened, it falls to Piper to unmask a killer. Could it be the wedding planner with something to hide? A doctor and his wife who collect unusual Japanese figurines? The best man, an ex–drug dealer with lecherous eyes and roving hands? What about her cousin's future stepfather—or even the bridegroom himself?
As Piper gets close to figuring out who's been covering his guilty footprints in the sand, the cunning killer has already set his sights on Piper as his next victim!
Mary Jane Clark worked at CBS News for nearly three decades. She lives in Florida and New Jersey and has two grown children. You can find her online at maryjaneclark.com.
This is a light read that will have you going back and forth trying to decide who did it! It has an interesting mix of characters. Is Piper an actress or an investigator? I think she pushes her luck way too much and barely escapes with her life. I Rated This Book: 3/5 Stars.
Disclaimer: This post was written for the sponsor who provided the complimentary product for review in exchange for my honest opinions.