Fern Mortimer wants her life back.
After five years recovering from a hit-and-run accident, the last thing she needed was a maniac – even a charming one – trying to kill her.
Now, eight months after that attempt on her life, she returns to Portugal to face her nemesis in court.
But her attacker, Stefan Pereira, has no intention of spending any more time in prison and will do whatever it takes to secure his freedom and complete his mission – he wants her dead.
Losing doesn’t bear thinking about but then again, she hadn’t planned on being anyone’s target in the first place. Cursed by her own insecurities, can she hold her nerve? She has a strong case, after all … and a witness.
Does that even matter, when Stefan has his father’s money, the face of an angel and an ability to lie convincingly in three languages?
A ‘Not Guilty’ verdict will make her nightmare a reality.
Surely justice will prevail? She’s the victim, after all. Right?
Nobody had wanted to kill her before. Granted, she didn’t give off the friendliest of vibes and had earned the nickname of ‘The Ice Queen’ at her last place of work, but no-one wished her dead. Or did they?
Last summer, someone did. And he very nearly succeeded.
Before she could move on, she had to face him again.
Next week. In a foreign courtroom.