No good deed goes unpunished. That's what Charlie Fox discovers when she agrees to dog-sit for a friend, only to find that the friend's housing complex is being terrorized by violent gangs. Desperate and frightened, the residents have hired a freelance "security" firm, whose bully-boy tactics aren't a whole lot more appealing. With her bike on hand and a big dog by her side, Charlie is more than able to take care of herself, until a ghost comes calling-a ghost from some of Charlie's very bad old days. To save the locals of the Lavender Garden estate-and incidentally, her own skin-Charlie's going to have to learn to trust somebody. That's going to be a tough lesson to learn: trust has never been her strong suit.
by Zoe Sharp
by Laurel Snyder
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