"When an innocent 16-year-old girl is viciously attacked and her mother is violently murdered, can she ever overcome the fears that have forced her heart to close completely for 10 long years? Will she ever be able to trust another human being again?"
"Follow Jade Sullivan's story while she balances her will to be independent and distant, with her opposing desire to connect with and be loved by others. When Detective Sean McLeary, a man with a troubled past, walks into Jade's Washington, D.C., bar, Jade's life changes forever. Sean's efforts begin to break through Jade's resolve. But then photographs of a murdered woman release panic from the past that challenges Jade's very existence."
"When brutal, unwanted violent memories resurface, Jade is thrown back once again into the realm of killers and chaos."
"Author Brandi Mallette enjoys seeing where a good story line will take her and she treasures the sense of accomplishment she feels when she completes a writing project. Mallette has been writing for four years, and Sullivan's Jewel is her first novel. During the day, she works for a team of orthopaedic physicians. At night, her imagination wanders freely into unchartered territory. Mallette lives in Biloxi, Mississippi."