Circle of Innocence
by Lynda Drews
In Door County--the "Cape Cod" of Wisconsin--evil is lurking...
Detective Sydney Bernhardt hates to admit no male, other than her dog, has crossed her bedroom threshold in nearly two years. As Syd jogs along Lake Michigan's shoreline, she discovers the child-like body of Carli Lacount--the stepdaughter of a local Café owner. This suspicious death sparks Syd into action to uncover the truth behind Carli's sexually confused past--and to reclaim Syd's own life. Is she ready to forgive her spurned lover, attorney Eli Gaudet? Or should she accept the advances of the victim's uncle, who shares a common pain. Then a pre-teen girl matching Carli's physical description is abducted. Syd now struggles to find a connection, probing the murky secrets hidden inside the peninsula and surrounding islands. But as Syd follows this complex trail, she unknowingly becomes both a confidante and prey for that evil.