Southern Storm by Terri Blackstock
First a dead stranger. Now a missing police chief. Did Chief Cade run off to elope? Or has he met with foul play?
No one knows who the victim was, where he came from, or why he staggered out in front of Chief Cade's car. Guilt overwhelms him that he killed the mysterious stranger, until Cade learns that the man had been shot at close-range before he was struck. Determining his identity and finding the shooter becomes Cade's top priority.
But then Cade vanishes off of the island of Cape Refuge. Rumors spread like wildfire that Cade was involved with the dead man's wife and that the death was not accidental. Did Cade run to escape murder charges, or has something sinister happened to him?
Blair Owens knows Cade wouldn't have done the things they're saying ... and he wouldn't have left without saying goodbye. She's determined to find him herself, but her search takes her to some dangerous places. Finding Cade will take faith in a God whom Blair has always doubted. Will He listen to her prayers when she's given Him nothing but grief? Cade's life might hang in the balance . . . and time is running out.
From New York Times bestselling suspense author Terri Blackstock, Southern Storm is the second book in her riveting Cape Refuge series.