Book #1 in the Kate Matthews Mysteries Series
A client dying on her massage table is traumatic enough for Kate Matthews, but when the police declare that death a murder, life becomes more painful for her as she is cast as the major suspect.
None of this is what Kate expected from her move from Los Angeles to the peaceful town of Santa Barbara. After a near-fatal heart attack, an early retirement from her law firm, and a change in careers, Kate envisioned a quiet life as a masseuse with her wife, Alicia, and their grown children.
Since the murdered client, Celia Tucker, held a position on the California Coastal Commission, her death becomes a media event. Kate finds herself and her family sucked into the maelstrom.
The former lawyer has all she can do to find the truth behind Celia’s death without adding her own name to the body count