PublishAmerica, Oct 2004, 207 pp.
Following her divorce, Ellen McKenzie returns to her California hometown where she sells real estate, spends much if her waking hours worrying about her daughter Susannah, and is seeing Chief of Police Dan Denton.
At a local horse show, Ellie finds a dead man in a barn with a pitch fork buried into his chest. After Dan completes processing the crime scene, he informs Ellie and Susannah (who works on a horse farm) that the victim was a meth addict and that the police feel illegal drugs are being shipped through horse shows. While attending another show, Ellie finds the corpse of a horse trainer in the men's room because she was following him He was a meth user too. Ellie decides to stay close to Susannah since all the suspects seem to work for her daughter's employer. As they snoop together, the killer kidnaps the two McKenzie women with plans to kill both of them.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner