The Crime Stack: After the Smoke Clears by Kylie Kaden

For the May Crime Stack, Pantera Press has kindly offered 20 copies of After the Smoke Clears by Brisbane-based Kylie Kaden, the best-selling author of One of Us and The Day the Lies Began.

A family. A small town. A lifetime of secrets. Would you tell your partner the worst thing you’ve ever done?

Her family offered a life of power and privilege, until Lotti turned away from her father’s grand plans – and towards a life that felt more like her own. With a new start as a teacher, Lotti may have even found the right man, a rough-around-the-edges single dad who’d never fit in with her high-brow upbringing, but who has started to feel like home.

But Lotti isn’t the only one running. August’s strong silent demeanour may be part of his appeal, but as they get closer, his inability to talk about his past begins to jeopardise their future.

After August receives a cryptic message prompting him to leave in the dead of night, Lotti takes Augie’s six-year-old son Otto on a road trip to his father’s dusty hometown where decades of lies begin to unravel. When details of a shocking crime emerge, Lotti is forced to decide if she trusts the man August has become more than she fears the man he once was.

The Crime Stack is a benefit for Sisters in Crime members. Every month there are 20 books to win in a random draw of members.

Join now and be in the running for a complimentary paperback copy of After the Smoke Clears.