Kay Adler is a hardworking Chicago detective who seeks justice for the victims of murder. She has one close friend, no lovers, and a difficult family. Her life is her work. If she drinks enough on her off hours, it suits her just fine.
When people she knows start dying, her team works to track down the killer. He’s a master of disguise and impossible to find, and she must look at uncomfortable parts of her past to find a suspect. She finds two. She’s removed from the case because of her personal involvement and is replaced by Detective Jamie Sidwell, a woman with whom she has a troubled relationship. Their uneasy alliance takes them places they never would have guessed, but their bond is tested when the killer turns his sights on Kay.
About the Author
Anne Laughlin, also writing as Lesley Gowan, is the author of five books for Bold Strokes Books. A sixth will be published in fall 2017. She is a four-time winner of the Golden Crown Literary Society's Goldie award (Veritas, The Collectors, Runaway, and The Acquittal). Three of her novels have been short-listed for the Lambda Literary Award. Two have been produced as audiobooks (The Collectors and The Acquittal). Anne's short fiction has appeared in a wide range of publications. Her story "It Only Occurred to Me Lately" was a finalist in the Saints & Sinners Short Fiction Contest. She has attended several residencies including Ragdale and The Vermont Studio Center. In 2008 she was named an Emerging Writer by the Lambda Literary Society, with a second designation in 2014. Anne lives in her hometown of Chicago with her wife, Linda Braasch.