Defense attorney Kit Parrish has her hands full with her new case -- a young doctor charged with the murder on Tango Key, Florida, of his lover, actress Diane Jackson. As she goes about her job of searching for evidence and planning a defense, Kit's troubles are compounded by bizarre episodes of nightmares and sleepwalking experienced by her young son, Ryan. Worse, he's hearing a voice which he calls The Other, causing Kit to fear he needs either a psychiatrist or a neurosurgeon. Thank goodness for the faithful retriever who looks out for him. What a great dog!
Although we know from the first chapter who the real killer is, the suspense mounts with each successive chapter as the killer covers his tracks and manipulates evidence, fully expecting the doctor to be convicted. And if Kit does her job too well, or troublesome witnesses turn up, why, he is not above killing again.
The sub-plot concerning the 10-year-old disappearance of Kit's brother is as compelling as the murder case, and while the reader just knows there has to be a connection, the author deftly keeps you guessing until the penultimate moment. This murder mystery/legal thriller is shrouded in supernatural overtones which in less skillful hands might have been over the top, but it works here to create a walloping good tale.