School teacher Phoebe Clay couldn’t stop the horrific school shooting that forced her to retire. Now she plans a kayaking trip with her niece to recover. A dead and mutilated killer whale death rocks Phoebe, her niece, and the small Pacific Northwest town of Pirate’s Cove, and reignites too many of Phoebe’s bad memories—especially when they find a murdered young man. Dealing with a dead whale, a dead body and a growing suspicion that everyone in Pirate’s Cove wants to hide the truth, Phoebe must risk everything she holds precious to uncover the culprit behind the crimes and find her own redemption.
K.L. Abrahamson transports readers to the remote Inside Passage of the Northwest coast of Canada where killer whales and bears are far less deadly than the resident humans.