Book 8 of Julia Spencer-Fleming's Miller's Kill series. I LOVE her work and am eagerly searching for more like her. Book 8 ends on such a cliffhanger - well, multiple cliffhangers, really - that I'm tempted to suggest someone new to the series stop at book 6, which is a satisfying ending. But I suspect, if you love these characters as much as I do, you won't be able to. Please, Julia, we are waiting to find out what happens next for Clare & Russ and Kevin & Hadley!!