Summer is deadly in the mountain community of Mason County, Virginia. Cam and Meredith Taylor arrived in Mason County as volunteers in the 1960s War on Poverty, and rescued the small, bankrupt newspaper. But when it started going under, Cam proved he would go to any lengths--including blackmail--to save it. Now the Taylors have been murdered within hours of one another. Veterinarian Rachel Goddard heard-but didn't see--Cam's murder.
The victims' daughter, Lindsay, is Sheriff Tom Bridger's former girlfriend. The prime suspect is cartoonist Ben Hern, son of another 1960s activist and a childhood friend of Rachel's. Torn apart by divided loyalties, Tom and Rachel must decide whom they can trust.
Sandra Parshall lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, a longtime Washington journalist, and their cats. Broken Places is third in her Agatha Award-winning series featuring veterinarian Rachel Goddard.