By Jayne Ann Krentz
A thrilling novel of ardour, homicide, small-town secrets and techniques, and scandal delivered to mild. Shy, studious Irene Stenson and wild, privileged Pamela Webb have been the simplest of neighbors for one brief highschool summer season. Their friendship ended the evening Pamela dropped Irene off at home-and Irene walked in to find her mom and dad' our bodies at the kitchen ground. It was once governed a murder-suicide, and Irene fled the northern California city of Dunsley. yet seventeen years later, while Pamela sends a cryptic email inquiring for support, Irene returns to her place of birth to discover her outdated buddy has died by surprise, abandoning loads of gruesome, unanswered questions. stuck up in a firestorm of determined deceit and long-buried secrets and techniques, Irene understands it will most likely be smarter to simply close up and depart Dunsley in the back of back, yet her reporter's instinct-and her personal starvation to grasp the truth-compel her to increase her remain on the neighborhood resort. much more compelling is the guy who runs the place-a hazel-eyed ex-Marine who is as used to giving orders as Irene is to ignoring them. Luke Danner can see the fear underneath Irene Stenson's convinced exterior-and he's reason on holding her. yet he's additionally pushed through passions of his personal, and jointly they're going to possibility excess of neighborhood gossip to deal with what occurred to Pamela Webb, and what relatively occurred on that long-ago summer season evening. . . .
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It was a very small town, a place where nothing out of the ordinary ever happened. Hell, that was the primary reason he had decided to move here. Offhand he could not think of anyone in the community who might scare a woman like Irene, but he was willing to bet that she was afraid of something. And just why the hell did he care? He thought about the mix of anxiety and somber determination that had been vibrating in her all evening. He knew the face of raw courage and sheer grit when he saw it. He also knew what it was like to go out into the night to meet the bad guys.
She looks so . " "I don't know," Maxine admitted. "So different, I guess. " "I'm not sure, to be honest. On the night of the murder-suicide, one of the police officers, a man named Bob Thornhill, took Irene home with him. The next day an elderly aunt arrived to take charge of Irene. " I can't get over how she's changed. She's so sophisticated-looking. " "Probably dates now," Luke said. " He could not imagine any man ignoring that cool, subtle, feminine challenge. " Maxine went back to the coffee table and got very busy.
Still, she was the one who had invited him down this particular conversational byway. "I knew Charlie," she said carefully. "But it's been several years since I last saw him. " And she was, she realized. Charlie had been getting on in years when she lived here in town. She was not surprised to learn that he was gone. But the news elicited another of the small, unsettling twinges of loss that she had been experiencing since she arrived a few hours ago. She had not known Charlie Gibbs well, but, like the monument of a library in the park, he and the dilapidated old lodge had been a feature of the landscape of her youth.