It’sthe end of March, and Trafalgar, British Columbia, is preparing for the last influxof skiers for the season. Schools are closed for a week, with teachers,parents, and students preparing to relax at home or head out on vacation.
Butfor Cathy Lindsay, the week of relaxation doesn’t work out as planned when sheis gunned down by a sniper on the hiking trail high above town, her small dogthe only witness.
CathyLindsay—a middle-aged, middle-class, small town resident, high school Englishteacher, and married mother of two—is an unlikely candidate for a murderousambush. As Sergeant John Winters begins his investigation, he finds himselffrustrated at every turn. Why would anyone want to kill Cathy? She was arespected teacher in an apparently solid marriage and living a quiet life. Winters, with the help of young constable Molly Smith,digs deep into the Lindsays’ marriage and friendships, searching for a suspect and motive,but one thought continually arises in his mind: Is it possible this was arandom killing or a case of mistaken identity? If so, who did it? And who in thissmall, close-knit community might be next?
Meanwhile,on the double-black-diamond runs of the Blue Sky resort, Molly Smith meets a handsome,charming man, one who’s as good a skier as she is, and she realizes it’s time to makesome serious decisions about the direction of her life—both personal and professional.