About The Book:
5 friends. A killer within. WHO WILL SNAP?
In nine weeks Charlie Miller's life goes from absolute perfection to gruesome tragedy. All it takes is one night, one blade, and her boyfriend, best friend and new friends all either end up as suspects or dead.
But Charlie's world of pro football golden boys, law school domination and New York City nightlife crumbles long before sudden death. Nate Westcott, a pierced, tattooed, charismatic lawyer, is a man she can’t have—but a seductive danger she can’t ignore. He’s cocky, infuriating, brilliant and wrong, making her question whether she really is the good girl she wants to be or more like the selfish killer everyone thinks she is.
And her body wants him in ways she’s not supposed to crave.
Despite her desire for it to be how it was during college, Charlie's changing, and so are the friends she thought she knew. Everyone she cares about is at risk because one of them has darkness lurking beneath, and if Charlie wants to survive, she must find that single, poisonous soul.
Because they want Charlie out of the way. And to succeed, they'll kill.
Start at the beginning. Question them all.
“Listen to me!” I said. “Everything is stacked against me. I have nothing but my word, and I can’t even rely on that because my actions are so much worse. How’s that going to look, huh? Me on the stand, all the gaping holes in my story exposed. Charlie says there are texts? There are, but look at her responses, which are just as sadistic. Sure, it’s from a disposable phone, but she’s in law school. She’s smart enough to attempt to cover her tracks for this pre-meditated murder. She says they fought? Well, the victim had just told her some hard truths. Charlie Miller was a woman scorned. She says she’d never hurt anyone? Hang on—this one’s a doozy. Let’s bring in her friend of thirteen years to say she saw her holding a knife and pointing it at the victim! I am so, so ruined! Can’t you see that? I’m petrified.” I held on to his arm, shaking him. “Now more than ever, I have to discover the truth. And if I can’t do it, if I’m not out there, then you must.”
“Why would I let you rot away in there?” he yelled so loud I stumbled back. “The evidence is incidental as shit. I’m getting you out. Charlie.” In three steps, he closed the distance between us, tangling his hands in my hair. His arms folded around me, his soapy scent floating over me. My insides collapsed, longing and despair drying them up into powder.
“I can’t forget you,” he said.
“You don’t think I did it,” I said against his collar, turning his white shirt transparent with my tears. “That’s enough. It’ll always be enough.”
“Always,” he said, his voice starting to tear. “But you believed in me, too. You didn’t just sit back and listen to me spout my shit; you searched. You haven’t stopped looking, questioning your best friend, or analyzing the motivations. I know it could be because you were the one the police were interested in and you had no choice—that’s what I did think when this all went down, but then…you changed my mind. You changed me. It’s not just because you want to save your own skin. You’re doing it because you care. You know no one deserves to die.” He pushed away, meeting my eyes. “I’m not going to step back, either, and I’m not going to leave you. I found my soul in you, Charlie.”
I lifted up and buried my face in his neck, inhaling as much as I could so I wouldn’t cry out.
“I won’t give up. I promise,” I said, my lips moving across his skin.
He spanned the back of my head and laid his lips near my ear. “I love you. I love you so goddamned much.”
About The Author:
Ketley Allison is a twenty-something (maybe almost thirty-something) author who believes that supernatural love shouldn’t stop at eighteen. She began her career by writing books as birthday presents for her friends (with her friend as the main character and opposite a super sexy lead, of course) before ending it in order to walk down a path she thought she was supposed to follow.
The writing bug never left her—and, in fact, would often bleed into the official papers she was supposed to write—so now Ketley’s putting down her suit and finally following her dream. While her friends are no longer the stars of her books, she still throws in bits and pieces of them into each and every one of her characters.
As a result, her books tend to focus a lot on friendships as well as love, because let’s be honest, friends are what really get you through—especially when your epic love turns into epic heartbreak.