After Tobias Brandt dies suddenly, his eldest son, with the support of his siblings, writes an obituary and has it published in the local newspaper. But instead of celebrating their father’s accomplishments and honoring his memory, it’s a scathing, contemptuous, and revealing account of the legacy of damage he caused.
Absent of closure, Tobias’s death ignites an unforeseeable sequence of events that his surviving children are forced to unravel, one perilous upset after the next.
With her past problem (literally) dead and buried, a “new” family she could only dream of having, and an exciting life-affirming career change, Sydney Hanes finally feels like she belongs. That was until a State Senator is found dead under suspicious circumstances. The widow reaches out to a mutual friend, imploring him to convince Sydney to help in the way that only Sydney can.
However, unbeknownst to Sydney, a not-bargained-for, underhanded change of plan is in the works. But before she can put two and two together, she is arrested and charged with extortion—unaware that someone dangerously powerful is behind the scenes, plotting to turn the blackmail charge into murder.
ASHES and DUST from Sahar Abdulaziz’s series Evil Never Dies—is a riveting suspense story about broken people navigating the complexities of a social system designed to reward the powerful.