Twenty five years ago Carrie Nolan was the only victim to survive the killing spree of a pedophile. Her life has been frozen in time, and not even a move to a distant city and a name change has healed the wounds that left her emotionally and sexually scarred. Determined finally to reclaim her life, Carrie returns to High Ridge as multi-published crime novelist, Dana Moretti, in hope of asking the questions that would lay her nightmares to rest.
Sheriff Cole Landry, came to High Ridge to escape the horrors of Iraq and Afghanistan, but soon after the sexy author arrives and starts poking her nose into matters best forgotten, his town once again becomes the hunting ground of a ruthless killer. She’s sure it’s the same man, and he’s not all that convinced she’s wrong. Keeping Dana safe means keeping her close–very close–under his protection, under him.
Between her sexual need for Cole and the danger lurking behind every stranger’s face, her world is spinning out of control.
Cole can’t believe what’s unfolding in the town where he’s now the sheriff. Someone is murdering women, and somehow he finds it has something to do with the appearance of writer Dana Moretti, who is investigating the past tragedy of the murders of young female children twenty five years ago at the hands of a serial pedophile.
Since I’ve been reading romance novels, Ms. Holt has become one of my favorite authors and this book is just another great story by her. The plot progresses extremely well and was a pleasure to read with a dialogue full of emotion from the heroine’s perspective because of her tragic past. It gave me something to think about when it comes to keeping kids safe from such happenings and to never make the mistake of trusting the wrong person. The sex scenes were hot because of what Carrie/Dana had been through in her past and that she could push past such tragedy to become intimate with a man again.
Overall, I really enjoyed the ending of this story and can’t wait to read what this amazing author has in store for me next.