Officer Clare Sawyer, newly arrived at the University of Washington's campus police department, hopes her investigation of a murdered professor will give her a chance to show her worth and prove to herself she made the right choice leaving the big city behind. Life on campus brings back uncomfortable memories, but she is determined to do her job and remain on the outskirts of the academic world. Until Professor Hart walks into her interrogation room...
Architectural historian Libby Hart found her true home when she entered college, and she hasn't left academia since. She loves her friends, her job, and the gorgeous buildings surrounding her. When the harsh reality of murder brings chaos into her world, she tries to help Clare restore order on campus.
Clare and Libby are from different worlds, but the more time they spend together, the harder it becomes to ignore their growing feelings for one another―until the murderer targets Clare and danger threatens to destroy their happiness.
Karis Walsh is a horseback riding instructor who lives in the Pacific Northwest. When she isn't teaching or writing, she enjoys spending time outside with her animals, reading, playing the viola, and riding with friends.