Steel, Danielle.

Southern lights : a novel / Danielle Steel. - First edition - New York : Delacorte Press, 2009. - 326 pages ; 24 cm.

Assistant D.A. Alexa Hamilton has just been handed the kind of case that makes careers: the trial of accused serial killer Luke Quentin. Sifting through mountains of forensic evidence, Alexa relentlessly builds her case and prepares for a high-stakes trial...until threatening letters throw her private life into turmoil. The letters are addressed to Alexa's beautiful 17-year-old daughter, Savannah, who Alexa has raised alone since her painful divorce years before. Alexa is certain that Quentin is behind the letters - and that they are too dangerous to ignore. Suddenly Alexa must make the toughest choice of all - and send her daughter back to the very place that Alexa swore she would never return: to her ex-husband's world of southern tradition, long memories, and the antebellum charm of Charleston. While Alexa's trial builds to a climax in New York, her daughter is settling into southern life, discovering a part of her family history she's never known. As a family's wounds are exposed and the healing begins, Alexa and Savannah, after a season in different worlds, will come together again - strengthened by the trials they have faced, changed by the mysteries they have unraveled, armed with miracles that are uniquely their own.

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Public prosecutors--New York (State)--New York--Fiction.
Divorced women--Fiction.
Single mothers--Fiction.
Trials (Murder)--Fiction.
Serial murderers--Fiction.
Mothers and daughters--Fiction.
Rich people--South Carolina--Charleston--Fiction.
Women lawyers--New York (State)--New York--Fiction.
Teenagers--South Carolina--Charleston--Fiction.
Women lawyers--Fiction.
Women lawyers--New York--New York (State)--Fiction.

Charleston (S.C.)--Fiction.
New York (N.Y.)--Fiction.

Thrillers (Fiction)
General fiction.

PS3569.T33828 / S65 2009