Runner-up for the 2020 Sisters in Crime Eleanor Taylor Bland Award
Wrongfully convicted of the Mother's Day Massacre, Langston Brown prepares to face his death. His final hope for salvation lies with his daughter, Liza, who left Juilliard to pursue a law degree with the intention of clearing her father's name. In a desperate bid to find freedom for her father, Liza enlists the help of Eli Stone, a jazz club owner. Devastated by the loss of his wife, Eli is trying to find solace by reviving the club while also wrestling with the longing to join her in death. Everyone has a dream that might come true - but as the shadows of the past converge, could Langston, Eli, and Liza be facing a danger that could shatter those dreams forever?