Murder and violence are rife in the desert city of White Dunes, California, where gangsters run a seedy underworld of sex trafficking and vice. Detectives secretly record a conversation between a crooked judge and a hit man hired to murder two thugs. Police arrest both men, but the victims' bodies are missing, and the killer won’t confess. The case stalls when the judge dies in jail from a fatal “accident.”
Serenity Bower arrives in White Dunes with her daughter and abusive partner, Bill.
Serenity’s hope for a better life gets dashed when Bill becomes embroiled with the town’s gangsters. Soon after, headlines announce the disappearance of a married couple.
As Detective Viola Hendricks investigates and pieces together clues about each incident, coincidence and fate uncover a bombshell. People’s lives on both coasts get changed in ways they could never have predicted.
White Dunes Author Leslie Bratspis
"I've read and enjoyed Leslie's two prior books but this story really captivated me. I couldn't put it down"
"Leslie has a remarkable ability to develop each character in a manner that captures every thought and emotion of the reader. ."
"I read this in a few days, just couldn't put it down. A triumph of hope over despair, and good over evil."
"My friend loaned me this book, as she has done with the author's two prior books. Again, I could not put the book down"