The Secret Ingredient
Copyright 2011 Misty Evans
Celebrity chef Katelyn Karr returns to her hometown of Secret, Montana in order to stop an investigative reporter from revealing the truth about her alcoholic father, dead mother and the reason she was run out of town by the socialite Juno family when she was only seventeen.
During a live cooking show at the Juno ranch, her father dies in front of millions of viewers, and suspicion falls on the celebrity diva when his autopsy reveals he was poisoned. Nick Juno, the boy Kate left behind, who is now mayor, is the only person who can prove her innocence.
Did Kate kill her father on national TV? Nick must untangle the lies and past secrets to figure out if Kate has been framed or slipped her father a secret ingredient that finally put an end to their family dispute.
To Mark, the special ingredient that adds laughter, happiness and wonder to my life.
This story would never had made it to this point without the help of my excellent editor, Valerie Hayward, and two of my dear friends, Angela, Nana and Chiron. Each of you added the right ingredients to this story, and I’m forever grateful for your undying belief in me and Kate.