He can’t escape his past, or his future.
Bitter and weary, homicide detective Niall Hamarsson burns his last bridge, retreating to the only place he’s ever called home.
But murder beats him there.
Sheriff Mat Dempsey is a glass-half-full kind of guy. He returned to the island after his father drowned to take care of his mom. Life is quiet and simple, until Niall Hamarsson’s return.
Nothing about Niall Hamarsson is simple.
Maybe Niall’s childhood refuge will allow him the space to re-evaluate his future. Maybe he’ll be able to keep the kind, competent sheriff at arm’s length.
Mat needs Niall to stay away from the investigation, he doesn’t want the ex-detective muddying the waters of Hidden Harbor.
Niall’s not meddling so much as keeping his hand in. The case is a distraction from the unwanted memories that are popping up like weeds after a rainstorm.
How long will it take for the two of them to realize they work better together than apart? In more ways than one?
Niall’s known nothing but betrayal. All Mat wants is Niall’s heart.
Mat and Niall are stronger together than apart. When will Niall realize that truth? Will he ever?
Since the night on the beach Niall’s been avoiding Mat like a bad case of the flu–which, ironically, most of his deputies have come down with. What will it take for Niall to truly believe Mat wants him for who he is?
Mat’s overworked, Niall’s unnerved, and then things really go sideways.
Someone wants the sheriff dead. Niall’s not about to let that happen, even if he doesn’t think Mat should waste time on him.
Will Niall unlock the fortress around his heart, or will he push Mat away permanently?
One corpse, two corpse, old corpse, new corpse.
Summer is crashing into fall, Mat and Niall have a wedding to overthink.
A body is discovered floating in the harbor and this time it’s the missing ex-Piedras Marine officer Duane Cooper.
Who, aside from Niall, wanted Duane dead? He’s been on the run for months, why would he turn up dead now?