By Carla Neggers
Rebecca Blackburn stuck a glimpse of the famed Jupiter Stones as a small baby. ignorant of their value, she forgot approximately them—until she found the helpful, long-missing gemstones have been the foremost to a dangerous chain of occasions spanning thirty years and 3 continents…sparing no one.
When a doubtless blameless picture reignites one man's simmering wish for vengeance, Rebecca turns to Jared Sloan, the affection she misplaced to tragedy and scandal. His personal lifestyles has replaced without end as a result secrets and techniques buried deep by means of their families.
Their relentless quest for the reality will dredge up sour thoughts and surprising revelations of lost loyalty, harmful delight and bare ambition…and they are going to cease at not anything to reveal a cold-blooded killer.
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Betrayals by Carla Neggers