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A small town and resort struggling to survive. A young woman grieving losses. A new constable fighting to keep his job. And a murder whodunit to unravel. When Arabella Stewart returns home from serving as a United States Signal Corps operator during the Great War, she not only finds her hometown and family resort besieged by troubles, she comes across the dead body of a neighbor. The murder is the most serious in a string of crimes plaguing the area. To complicate matters, the victim is a bully and a brute with multiple enemies. Eager to solve the case, Bella convinces Constable Jackson Hastings to let her help. Jax—her childhood buddy, her girlhood crush, and her brother’s best friend—harbors conflicting feelings. His own job is in jeopardy if he does not find the killer quickly, but his guilty conscience over Matt Stewart’s death in the trenches is a powerful barrier between him and Bella. Still, they share a common goal—solve the case before someone else dies and before irreparable harm is done to the community and to them.
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