By Annelise Ryan

Deputy coroner Mattie Winston is beginning to think like she’s in far more than her head . . .

As the one mother of an brisk little one and an investigator operating for the scientific examiner’s workplace in small-town Sorenson, Wisconsin, Mattie is used to her existence being a juggling act. yet now that she’s moved in with Detective Steve Hurley and his teenaged daughter Emily, and has all started making plans their marriage ceremony, her domestic existence is asking extra like a three-ring circus. And along with her boss and good friend, Izzy, all of sudden having a overall healthiness problem, she couldn't be extra thankful for the most recent employees member within the ME’s workplace, Hal Dawson.

All too fast her gratitude turns to surprise while a floating physique came across trapped opposed to a dam seems to be Hal, however the explanation for dying isn’t drowning—his throat’s been slashed. Hal was once alleged to be fishing on his break day along with his female friend. And while their empty boat is located in a close-by lake, the whereabouts of the girl turns into a fair extra pressing question.

To discover what quite occurred to her coworker, Mattie might have to rock the boat. yet a killer is simply as decided to maintain the reality from ever surfacing, no matter if that implies making Mattie the subsequent one to move under.

Praise for Annelise Ryan and her Mattie Winston series

“The funniest deputy coroner to chop up a corpse due to the fact that, good, ever!” —Laura Levine, writer of Killer Cruise

“A puzzler of a secret. Annelise Ryan has created a sensible and saucy heroine in Mattie Winston . . . What a thrill ride!” —New York occasions bestselling writer Jenn McKinlay

“Has all of it: suspense, laughter, a highly spiced sprint of romance.” —New York occasions bestselling writer Tess Gerritsen

“Entertaining . . . one other successful mystery.” —New York occasions bestselling writer Leann Sweeney

“Sassy, attractive, and suspenseful.” —New York occasions bestselling writer Carolyn Hart

“[Ryan] easily blends humor, exact characters, and real forensic detail.” —Publishers Weekly

“The forensic info will curiosity Patricia Cornwell readers . . . whereas the customarily slapstick humor and the blossoming romance among Mattie and Hurley will draw Evanovich fans.” —Booklist

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