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Footprints in the Sand

It's the dead of winter and struggling actress and wedding-cake decorator Piper Donovan is thrilled to be in warm and romantic Sarasota, Florida, enjoying the powdery white beaches, soothing seas, and golden sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico. She and her family are there to celebrate her beloved cousin's wedding. Not only is Piper creating the sugar-sand-dollar-festooned wedding cake, she's also the maid of honor.

But a cloud seems to be hovering over the whole affair. Shortly after a bridesmaid mysteriously disappears, a kindly neighbor's car is run off the road and a prospective witness, an innocent Amish teenager, is threatened to keep silent. Then a body is found on the beach where the wedding will take place. With the nuptials threatened, it falls to Piper to unmask a killer. Could it be the wedding planner with something to hide? A doctor and his wife who collect unusual Japanese figurines? The best man, an ex–drug dealer with lecherous eyes and roving hands? What about her cousin's future stepfather—or even the bridegroom himself?

As Piper gets close to figuring out who's been covering his guilty footprints in the sand, the cunning killer has already set his sights on Piper as his next victim!

Reviews & Blurbs

“…the novel offers a lot more than a mystery’s usual puzzle-solving fun. Like other Clark novels, it also packs the suspense usually found in top-notch thrillers. This makes Footprints an irresistible read with wide appeal.”

The Associated Press

“Chalk up another hit for Clark and her Piper Donovan series, featuring wedding finery, romantic beaches...and murder. For a girl who isn’t looking for trouble, sometimes actress Piper sure knows how to turn up bodies. With mystery…and a charming cast of characters who become more loveable with each visit, Footprints is a delightfully devious entry into an ever-improving series.”

RT Book Reviews

“An engrossing and textured mystery sure to delight Piper’s fans.”

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Book Information

Publisher: William Morrow
January 8, 2013
ISBN-10: 0062135449
ISBN-13: 978-0062135445
Available in Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook, Large print