Funeral director Blair Emerson has more than her share of problems. Daughter Brandi, kidnapped as a toddler and returned 11 years later, is obsessive-compulsive, afraid to be touched. Divorced from her lawyer-husband, Blair brings Brandi to Live Oak, Texas, where Blair grew up, hoping the small town's friendliness will ease her daughter's therapy--and her own fears about Brandi's safety. But a string of arsons frightens and divides the people she has known all her life, and as a witness to one of the fires, Blair is embroiled in the investigation. Is the culprit an environmentalist hated for challenging the way Live Oak's people treat their animals? Or a troubled teen with a psychological problem just as serious as Brandi Emerson's? And is someone really stalking the Emersons again, or has Blair's need to protect her daughter driven her over the edge of sanity? Amey, who has written five previous mysteries, is an engrossing storyteller. Mary Carroll
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