Bleeding Hearts by Susan Wittig Albert
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|Thu, 11-15-2012 - 11:52am|
Another China Bayles mystery. This one dealt with child abuse in the form of a popular football coach taking advantage of young high school age girls.
Book Synopsis: "With her tea and herbal businesses expanding faster than she could have imagined, China Bayles is already short on time - all the time. But even she can't refuse when her stepson's principal approaches her to conduct a sensitive investigation of one of Pecan Spring's most prominent citizens.
Coach Tim Duffy is handsome, charming, and married to a member of the local aristocracy. He also led the high school football team to victory in the Texas state championships for two years in a row, which makes him a god on earth, as far as some people are concerned. But there's one person who disagrees. An anonymous accuser has made shocking allegations of improper behavior - accusations that lead China to look into the coach's past.
What she uncovers is a perplexing story of forbidden desire, deception, and questionable circumstances surrounding a young woman's death. And the deeper China digs, the more she fears that the town's beloved coach may be more dangerous than anyone knows - and that his latest obsession is about to hit all too close to her own home."