New York Times bestselling author and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Stacey Abrams, writing under her pen name Selena Montgomery, tells an unforgettable story of a high-powered Atlanta lawyer who is forced to confront her painful past and prove her innocence to the man she loves.
Kell Jameson has the life she’s always dreamed about. A partner at a prestigious Atlanta law firm that represents famous—if guilty—clients, she’s far from her days as a lonely orphan in rural Georgia. But one frantic phone call will bring her back to the place she’s spent years trying to escape. The head of her childhood orphanage has been accused of murder, and Kell is her only hope for freedom.
From the first moment Kell meets Sheriff Luke Calder, tempers flare. Luke is a stickler for law and order, and while he finds Kell compelling, unfortunately she represents his prime suspect. Forced to work together, they dig deep into the town’s scandals to uncover the truth. But Kell has a secret of her own…
Selena Montgomery is the nom de plume of Stacey Abrams. Like the alter egos in her novels, Stacey maintains a dual identity. After serving for eleven years in the Georgia House of Representatives, she became the first Black woman to become the gubernatorial nominee for a major party in the United States, and was the first Black woman and first Georgian to deliver a Response to the State of the Union. In 2021, she received the inaugural Social Justice Impact Award from the NAACP Image Awards.
Stacey is an avid fan of television and movies, with a penchant for sci-fi, car chases and heists. A bibliophile, her recent favorites range from Colson Whitehead, Robert Caro and Nora Roberts to N.K. Jemison, Rebecca Roanhorse and Haruki Marukami.
As Selena Montgomery, she is an award-winning author of eight romantic suspense novels.