By Danielle Steel
Danielle metal sweeps us from a new york court docket to the Deep South in her robust new novel—at as soon as a behind-closed-doors check out the guts of a relations and a story of crime and punishment.
11 years have handed in view that Alexa Hamilton left the South at the back of, fleeing the ache of her ex-husband’s betrayal and the cruelty of his popular Charleston family members. Now an assistant D.A. in ny, Alexa has eventually placed her demons to relaxation, elevating her daughter on my own and creating a identify for herself as a most sensible prosecutor taking up the various city’s hardest cases.
yet as Alexa prepares for her most modern case, the high-stakes trial of accused serial killer Luke Quentin, threatening letters addressed to Savannah, her attractive seventeen-year-old daughter, throw Alexa’s deepest existence into turmoil. definite that Quentin is in the back of the letters, Alexa needs to make the hardest collection of all: to ship her daughter again to her ex-husband’s international of southern culture and thoughts of betrayal.
whereas Alexa’s trial builds to a climax in ny, her daughter settles into southern existence, studying a father and relatives historical past she slightly is familiar with. As secrets and techniques are uncovered and previous wounds are healed, Alexa and Savannah, after a season in several worlds, will come jointly back – reinforced through the demanding situations they've got confronted and altered by means of the mysteries they've got unraveled.
From the gritty chaos of Manhattan’s legal court docket method to the seductive gentility of the South, from the fashion of a hardened legal to the gentle bond among a mom and a daughter, Southern Lights will capture you off shield at each flip.