Author(s): Karen M. Davis
In the early hours of a wintry morning, a young nurse's body is found at Clovelly beach in Sydney's eastern suburbs. Apart from a puncture wound in her neck, she's in perfect condition. But she's also clutching a rose - and there's an empty packet of prescription drugs in her pocket. To Detective Lexie Rogers and her partner Brad Sommers, it seems like a staged suicide. And as they dig deeper, Lexie discovers the case is too close to home - the dead girl was a friend of the woman who destroyed Lexie's marriage. Struggling with her own recent breakup and the numbing flashbacks of violent attacks she's suffered on the job, Lexie throws herself into the case, determined to solve the murder.