When a terrible accident abruptly ends her riding career, Rachel Parker returns to Pennsylvania to rebuild her family's horse farm. But her welcome home is anything but warm. Her sister's abusive husband and a violent vandal threaten Rachel's new business and her life.Read more...
When a terrible accident abruptly ends her riding career, Rachel Parker returns to Pennsylvania to rebuild her family's horse farm. But her welcome home is anything but warm. Her sister's abusive husband and a violent vandal threaten Rachel's new business and her life. Someone is systematically trying to destroy her. Someone who knows private things about her. Someone who's been watching her. Now Rachel must face the fact that the sins of her carefully hidden past have returned to haunt her....
Police Chief Mike O'Connell never had trouble drawing the line between his personal life and his job--until he met Rachel Parker. Mike's investigation uncovers a shocking number of secrets and suspects. But the stalker's escalating violence convinces him he doesn't have much time to sort through it all. Whoever is watching Rachel wants her dead. Mike and Rachel race to untangle a web of deceit and lies that stretches two decades into the past--before her stalker strikes again
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2012-10-08
- Reviewer: Staff
Relentless tension builds to a riveting crescendo in Leigh’s romantic thriller even as sparks ignite between Westbury, Pa., police chief Mike O’Connell and plucky farmer Rachel Parker. Rachel receives an urgent phone call from her sister, Sarah, and dashes over to confront Sarah’s abusive husband, Troy. Chief Mike comes to the rescue just as Troy lands a direct hit to Rachel’s face. The injury is the least of Rachel’s problems; somebody is trying every threatening means possible to drive her off the family farm that she’s only recently returned to. As the threats escalate from graffiti to murder attempts, Mike decides he must protect Rachel 24/7, at the expense of his job if need be. A subplot involving local graft and corruption intensifies Mike’s stress while ramping up the conflict. Leigh (She Can Run) easily juggles multiple story lines, romance, and suspense. Agent: Jill Marsal, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency. (Dec.)