No Boundaries Press
Christmas time has arrived in Springwood…and so has a killer, bent on revenge.
The Barnes have seen tragedy…their parents’ death, rape, incarceration…and now, Tammy Cauley—their sister’s alter personality, who is also a murder suspect.
As the holiday season kicks off, Mayor Jacob Barnes is in the middle of planning the annual Christmas Festival, while his brother Justin, and sister Jen prepare to spend the holiday with their love interests—until one of them is found dead.
The discovery of birth control pills prescribed to Tammy Cauley adds to the mounting surprises as Jen’s trial date looms closer. It’s enough to get her case delayed, as further investigation reveals Tammy had an abortion before a women’s clinic in Springwood was shut down.
Becky Robinson, Jen’s best friend remains by her side through all of it, unaware of the plans Tammy has for her. When Jen disappears one night in Jacob’s car, authorities track it to a spot close to the book store that has agreed to host a book signing for Becky—which is on fire. Becky and Jen are both pulled from the blaze, Jen remaining in an unconscious state as Becky confesses Tammy is accusing her of plagiarism.
The Barnes spend Christmas together in the hospital, having no idea Tammy is the present personality pretending to be Jen. She is unable to fool Justin though, who urges her to keep acting as Jen, in hopes she will return. It’s not easy though, especially when a mysterious stranger visits her in the hospital, and she feels drawn to him despite the fact she is quite sure they have never met.
As New Year’s Eve arrives, everyone prepares to ring in the new year, no one having any clue exactly what it may bring, except for one person who has a plan to make sure those who crossed him get burned.