Description of A Bridge to Justice by Carol AuClair
Starting over in a small town in northern Idaho, far from the state of Maryland, where her life had spun dangerously out of control, was appealing to young nurse, Kate Reed. New friends, a new environment, and a new job all promised to bring her life back to some semblance of normality. All she had to do was begin anew. Or was it really that simple? Rather than taking her away from the old life, her new job as a caregiver eventually brings her face to face with her past. Her elderly patient's body is failing her, but her spirit, spunk, and wisdom align to draw Kate into an encounter with the very events that she worked so hard to leave behind. In the world she fled, where bad people appear good, reputations can be lost overnight, and unspeakable grief threatens to destroy, a tragedy plunged Kate into a place of torment that made flight her only option. With the help of detective Mark Matson, her new patient's grandson, the Maryland event that turned Kate's life upside down begins to take on even more sinister connotations. It is only when Kate is willing to return and confront her past, once again putting herself in grave danger, that she finds herself on a path toward the truth that will ultimately free her. Harsh reality and a gripping pace keep the reader involved in a tale of buried truths and lies exposed.