THE CORONER RULED HER DEATH A SUICIDE. UNFORTUNATELY, THINGS IN CEDAR LAKE ARE NEVER SO CLEAR-CUT.
Lindsay Ross. The outspoken, hold-nothing-back school newspaper editor had dirt on everybody in the little Saskatchewan town. The girl with an endless list of invisible enemies. The same girl DS Anderson and Gemma found hanging in the sawmill outside town on that May evening in 2009.
Her death made front-page news for weeks, but by the end of the investigation, she was just another grim case of suicide. And for thirteen years, everyone in town accepted it on face value. That was until paramedics wheeled Taylor Jackson, an old acquaintance, into Gemma's emergency room. He had something to confess; Lindsay Ross did not take her own life.
In Trail of Deception, DS Anderson must return to Cedar Lake to uncover the truth. During his unofficial investigation, he confronts a laundry list of suspects from his past; many of whom he had hoped never to see again.
As the investigation ramps up, he delves deeper into Lindsay's past, uncovering a web of deceit. And these lies shatter everything he thought he knew about everyone in his small hometown.
As several suspects vanish, the urgency to find out what happened to Lindsay grows. But can DS Anderson uncover the truth? Or will he become another victim claimed by Cedar Lake?