(From the publisher):
Seward Island is a tranquil community in the heart of the Puget Sound. But now, the daughter of a prominent family has been found murdered, her bloodied body rolled into a carpet and thrown into a Dumpster. While the killing sends police on a search for suspects, it takes the people of Seward somewhere else: into their darkest prejudices and their worst fears, and to a very human evil living in their midst.
A provocative and astounding suspence masterpiece that blends a riveting mystery and explosive drama with a tale of corruption, suspicion, and bigotry. Chronicling a young policewoman's loss of innocence as she finds herself at the heart of the murder case, here is a complex drama of relationships and lies--and a quest for a justice that, once begun, leads to the most shocking verdict of all...
Original title: An Isolated Incident
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Police Procedural