A dangerous secret, a broken heart.
Originally published in Ellery Queen Magazine.
Effie Miller has been a loyal assistant to Ted Stollit for many years. But when she receives a diagnosis of terminal cancer, she decides she will no longer keep the secret that has made her boss rich. Their confrontation on Christmas eve will prove deadly for one of them.
PRAISE FOR KATIA LIEF:
"Mesmerizing." -Lisa Gardner
"Suspense at a high level." (Midwest Book Review)
"Taut, clean storytelling." -Publishers Weekly
"Readers will want to read more of this talented writer's work." -New York Journal of Books
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