By Danielle Steel
Eleven years have handed due to the fact that Alexa Hamilton left the South in the back of, fleeing the discomfort of her ex-husband’s betrayal and the cruelty of his well-liked Charleston kinfolk. Now an assistant D.A. in big apple, Alexa has ultimately positioned her demons to relaxation, creating a identify for herself as a most sensible prosecutor, dealing with the city’s hardest circumstances whereas juggling her function as committed unmarried mother to a teenage daughter.
yet every thing adjustments whilst Alexa is passed her newest case: the trial of accused serial killer Luke Quentin. Sifting via mountains of forensic facts, Alexa prepares for a high-stakes trial…until threatening letters throw her deepest existence into turmoil. The letters are addressed to her attractive seventeen-year-old daughter, Savannah, whom Alexa has been elevating on my own because her divorce. Alexa is sure that Quentin is in the back of the letters—and that they're too harmful to disregard. by surprise she needs to make the hardest collection of all—and ship her daughter again to the very position she swore she may by no means go back to: where the place her marriage ended in heartbreak…her ex-husband’s international of southern culture, thoughts of betrayal, and the antebellum appeal of Charleston.
Now, whereas Alexa’s trial builds to a climax in big apple, her daughter is settling into southern lifestyles, studying part of her family members heritage and a father she slightly knows--from the ice-cold stepmother who stole him away to a desirable ancestry and a half-sister and half-brothers she comes to like. As secrets and techniques are uncovered and outdated wounds are healed, Alexa and Savannah, after a season in numerous worlds, will come jointly again—strengthened through the demanding situations they've got confronted, replaced by means of the mysteries they've got unraveled, and with Savannah now at domestic within the southern global her mom fled.
during this masterfully advised story, Danielle metal creates a beautiful array of contrasts: from the gritty chaos of big apple’ s felony court docket process to the seductive gentility of the South, from the fashion of a hardened legal to the gentle bond among a mom and daughter—and a loving father who has welcomed Savannah domestic finally. a singular that might trap you off safeguard at each flip, Southern Lights is Danielle metal at her electrifying best.
From the Hardcover edition.