With school over, Greg visiting relatives, and Betts on vacation with her family, it's looking like it will be a quiet summer for Shelby Belgarden. Until, that is, she finds out that Betts and her family have returned home suddenly, and Betts's mom faces criminal charges in the theft of a computer program from her workplace. To save Mrs. Thompson's job and reputation-and to keep her out of prison-Shelby infiltrates the company in order to dig up clues. But with no clues to be found, can Shelby find the answers that will keep Betts's family together?
Valerie Sherrard is the executive director of a group home for adolescents, and has fostered more than seventy teenagers. She lives in Miramichi, New Brunswick, with her husband, Brent. In Too Deep is the second installment in the celebrated Shelby Belgarden Mysteries series. The first, Out of the Ashes (2002), was a critical and commercial triumph, and has been nominated for the 2003 Red Maple Award.