By Denise Swanson
New York instances Bestselling Scumble River Series
A nasty college feud leaves one Scumble River instructor belly-up. . . .
Her honeymoon can have been under stress-free, yet Skye Boyd née Denison continues to be excessive on marital bliss along with her new husband, Wally. the truth that their relations is set to get greater is much more fascinating, no matter if Skye is facing morning sickness—and attempting to conceal the inside track from her ever-meddling mom, May.
But Skye fast comes crashing down from cloud 9 whilst the physique of 1 of her coworkers, technological know-how instructor and volleyball trainer Blair Hucksford, is located within the institution swimming pool. The tricky coach was once at the undesirable part of just about each person on employees and lots of of the women on her group, leaving Skye to type via an important roster of suspects. Now she needs to work out which wronged social gathering used to be mad sufficient to kill, and quickly—before another individual on the town will get got rid of. . . .
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