The story caught my attention at once and held it until I finished the book in one setting. It is a long standing series and a new author for me. I had no trouble reading it as a standalone. Bea Abbott is attending a family party to celebrate the tenth birthdays of two girls. The party ends when the dining area goes up in flames. Two family members are stricken and taken to the hospital. Bea is concerned about the girls’ safety as she heard another faint explosion in the house. She heads upstairs and encounters a stranger on the same quest. After much difficulty, they rescued the girls and the housekeeper. Be a takes the girls home for the night and finds herself entangled in the family affairs. In order to save the girls from further harm, she must find answers. I especially, like the way the teddy bear was used. Was the fire was arson and who was the target? The suspense will keep you turning the pages until the thrilling end. I will look for more of this authors to read. I highly recommend this book. Disclosure: I received a free copy from Severn House for an honest review.I would like to thank them for this opportunity to read and review the book. The opinions expressed are my own.