Five year old, Shawn Isaac, is not planning on spend Christmas day the way other children will be. With only four days to go, he is due to testify against his father for domestic violence against his mother and himself. Having Police Detective Blake Stone as his “buddy” has helped Shawn get through the last few months but the fear of facing his father could be too much.
With threats made against him and the ensuing nightmares, Shawn runs away, not realising that both his mother and father have been killed in a car accident. Blake and a very pregnant Jennifer Stone set up a search involving the whole town, however everyone seems to be having their own personal problems this Christmastime:
Lane and Frankie Hansen are having financial issues.
Anne Mason-Brandt is having health problems, which she does not share with her husband, Michael, for fear of ruining Christmas.
Tim Brennan is unsure about his wife’s plans to turn their family home into a Bed & Breakfast.
Will they all have a happy Christmas or will their problems rip them apart?
Lovely novella bringing all the characters from the previous ‘deadly’ series together at Christmas. The main focus of the story is the search for the missing five year old, Shawn Isaac, however the sub-stories involving the other families is well interspersed throughout the book. I do enjoy finding out how the couples are getting on. I have a tendency to get attached to the characters in books and like to know what happens to them in the future. Hope this isn’t the last we will see from these wonderful characters.