Goodreads Synopsis:

The voice in her head says he’s guilty. She knows he’s innocent.

Devon Burges is in the throes of a high-risk birth when she learns of her dear friend’s murder. The police quickly name another friend as the chief suspect, but Devon doesn’t buy it—and despite her difficult recovery, she decides to investigate.

Haunted by postpartum problems that manifest as a cruel voice in her head, Devon is barely getting by. Yet her instincts are still sharp, and she’s bent on proving her friend’s innocence.

But as Devon digs into the evidence, the voice in her head grows more insistent, the danger more intense. Each layer is darker, more disturbing, and she’s not sure she—or her baby—can survive what lies at the truth.

My Mini Thoughts:

Devon’s long time friend from college, Alec, is arrested for killing his nanny, Belina.  Devon became friends with Belina shortly after she started working for Alec.  Now Alec is being arrested for her murder. Devon knows he’s innocent, but between taking care of her newborn and resting after a traumatic delivery, can she solve the case?

Then there are the voices in her head that tell her she’s not good enough to be a mom, everything she does is wrong.  You being to wonder whose voice she’s hearing.  Devon had a traumatic childhood that she’s trying to forget.  Is the voice from the man who hurt her when she was younger? You’ll have to read to find out.

With good family connections, Devon begins to look more into Belina’s death.  Everyone is hiding something, even the innocent.

I usually enjoy a good investigation, but I thought that part in the book was dragged out.  You know right away there is a lot of shady business going down at the docks with the boats and fishing.  The more that story line went on, the more I wanted to give up on this book.

I kept going because I wanted to find out what happened to Belina, and I’m glad I did!  There is a twist at the end that I did not see coming at all!  It explains everything!

Book Rating: 🍷🍷🍷

For the grand finale this would pair nicely with Barefoot Cabernet Sauvignon.