Olivia Sealy was two years old when she was kidnapped and her parents murdered. No suspects. No arrests. Decades later, Olivia’s past comes back to haunt her when a child’s skeleton is discovered in a hidden wall—a child with whom Olivia shares a unique family trait.
With the help of Detective Trey Bonney, Olivia is pulled deeper into the mystery and into the rekindling of her love for Trey as she tries to connect the events of her past and present, and in the process find out who she really is. Will the vengeful killer be caught? Or will the secrets remain buried for good…
First published in 2005 under the name Dinah McCall, Bloodlines is still a fan favorite for lovers of romantic suspense novels.
Two families. One secret.Separated by a river and twenty years of lies.
Five minutes changed Poppy Sadler's life forever. Tick. The hospital called. Her mother's battle with cancer was finally over. Tock. The police showed up at her door. Her father's body has just been pulled from the River. Tick. Murdered. Tick, Tock. Five minutes and a secret is coming undone.
Across the river, Justin Caulfield's vast fortune can buy him anything but more time. Tick. A deadly disease is stealing his daughter's life. He needs a miracle. Tock. The person he never doubted names the price he never knew he owed. A price more than one man can pay. Tick. Betrayed. Tick, Tock. Twenty years of lies may cost him his very soul.
A brush with death and a glimpse of hell had set him on the wrong journey for redemption. The voice of God tells him to "Live as I lived", and so begins his life as The Sinner, creating his own fanatical world of salvation while the bodies of murdered homeless men pile up.
January DeLena is a respected Washington, D.C. journalist. When she begins to investigate the series of murders she meets homicide detective Benjamin North. Together they discover the killer’s motive, and their love for each other.
But the motive leads directly to January herself. One beautiful, yet unfortunate, detail of January’s story puts her in the path of the self-proclaimed messiah’s journey, making her the ultimate target.