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The next powerful chapter in Pulitzer Prize-winner Julia Keller's beloved Bell Elkins series.

How far would you go for someone you love? Would you die -- or kill? Three years after leaving Ackers Gap, West Virginia, to serve a prison sentence for murdering her father, Bell Elkins is back. And she finds herself in the center of a deadly family drama. She's lost her job as prosecutor -- but not her affection for her ragtag, hard-luck hometown. Teamed up with former Deputy Jake Oakes, who battles his own demons as he adjusts to life in a wheelchair, Bell faces a case that is poignant as well as perilous, comprised of equal parts heartbreak and mortal danger.

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Julia Keller

Julia was born and raised in Huntington, West Virginia. She graduated from Marshall University, then later earned a doctoral degree in English Literature at Ohio State University. She was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and has taught at Princeton and Ohio State Universities, and the University of Notre Dame. She is a guest essayist on on PBS and has been a contributor on CNN and . In 2005, she won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing. Julia lives in a high-rise in Chicago and a stone cottage on a lake in rural Ohio.

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