Hidden Falls is exactly as Samantha Parker left it small, insular, and prone to gossip. Eighteen years have passed since she witnessed her brother s murder, but she s still the talk of the town. Until a handsome child psychologist with haunting memories of his own arrives.Read more...
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Hidden Falls is exactly as Samantha Parker left it small, insular, and prone to gossip. Eighteen years have passed since she witnessed her brother s murder, but she s still the talk of the town. Until a handsome child psychologist with haunting memories of his own arrives.
Dr. Ethan McClane isn t exactly a newcomer. If it weren t for his latest case, he d never set foot back in Hidden Falls. Thankfully, no one seems to recognize him as the troubled teen from years past. Not even Sam, the delightfully sharp and sexy high school chemistry teacher he can t stop thinking about.
When Sam and Ethan work together to help one of her students, sparks ignite. But Sam s hazy memories of a long-ago night concern Ethan, and unlocking the repressed images reveals a dark connection between them. As the horrors of the past finally come to light, their relationship isn t the only thing in danger. A killer will strike again to keep an ugly secret hidden. This time no one will be safe."
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-06-06
- Reviewer: Staff
Naughton launches her Deadly Secrets series with a solid contemporary romantic mystery. Samantha Parker has returned to her hometown of Hidden Falls, Ore., to teach chemistry. As a child, she witness the death of her brother, Seth, and she’s still haunted by the memories, even as she’s repressed some of them. She meets Ethan McClane, a psychiatrist who comes to her school to observe classes, and who knew her brother. As the two of them work to uncover her missing memories, which also relate to a long-missing teacher named Sandra Hollings, they begin to fall in love. Naughton keeps the plot nice and twisty, with multiple villains, a well-developed small-town feel, and some good setups for the future books in the series (likely focusing on Seth’s siblings by blood, all of whom, like him, were adopted and had troubled childhoods). There are a few moments of genuine danger, but for the most part Naughton focuses on building tension and developing characters, with satisfying results. Agent: Laura Blake Peterson, Curtis Brown Ltd. (July)