Kate Merrill Books



first in the Diana Rittenhouse Mystery Series!

Realtor Diana Rittenhouse has survived a nasty divorce

and her real estate career is going nowhere, so she moves from suburban Philadelphia to rural North Carolina for a fresh start. The change is frightening. She anticipates making an easy living selling upscale lake properties and enjoying a simpler life style. Instead, her new home seems more like a foreign country, where invading newcomers are disrupting a proud society. Fortunes are made overnight, and Diana lands squarely in the middle of a power struggle. Her very first client is murdered, and she is the prime suspect. As she seeks the real killer, Diana is dragged into a deadly triangle of greed and violence. New friends are outnumbered by new enemies, and in the midst of turmoil, Diana encounters the last thing she expects...a second chance at love.

       But will she live to enjoy it?