Psychologist Dr. Sydney Warner has no problem helping other people with their issues, but when it comes to her own relationships, she doesn’t have the best track record.
Even so, she never would have expected to show up to her Valentine’s Day date and find the guy she’s finally meeting in person after being paired on a dating app has been murdered. Worse, she’s the prime suspect.
Detective Andrew Lange is determined to pin this on Sydney, but his estranged younger brother, Nolan, returns to town and is equally determined to use his reporter knowhow to help Sydney prove her innocence.
The Fourth of July is supposed to be about celebrating independence, but for Dr. Sydney Warner, it means being a key witness to a murder during the town fireworks display.
But Sydney didn’t see the shooter because, like everyone else at the event, she was looking up at the fireworks. Nevertheless, she gets roped into solving yet another murder since her boyfriend, reporter Nolan Lange, knew the victim. But did anyone in town like the self-proclaimed paparazzo who was blackmailing everyone who’s reputation he hadn’t already ruined by submitting incriminating photos to the newspaper?
Can Sydney find a killer that the rest of the town is happy to let walk for getting rid of a mutual enemy?
When one of Dr. Sydney Warner’s patients is murdered at a haunted house after Sydney encouraged the woman to face her fear of the holiday, she’s afraid she’ll be suspected of yet another murder.
But Sydney’s knowledge of the victim’s personal life becomes key to solving the case. The problem is the victim lied about her identity. How can Sydney use her psychology degree to unravel the mind of the victim and determine who wanted her dead if everything Sydney thought she knew about the woman isn’t true?