PUBLISHER:  G.P. Putnam’s Sons

DATE PUBLISHED: 17th April 2012

PAGES: 488



Daughter of a controlling mother, Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever.

Twelve years later, the woman known as Abigail Lowery lives on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she designs sophisticated security systems — and supplements her own security with a fierce dog and an assortment of firearms. She keeps to herself, saying little, revealing nothing. But Abigail’s reserve only intrigues police chief Brooks Gleason. Her logical mind, her secretive nature, and her unromantic viewpoints leave him fascinated but frustrated. He suspects that Abigail needs protection from something — and that her elaborate defenses hide a story that must be revealed.



This book starts as a venture in teenage rebellion and grows from there. At the heart of this book it explores a relationship between the two protagonists as their feelings grow into something more. This is complicated by Abigail’s past and who she has been hiding from all these years.

Abigail is a strong and independent protagonist with her own business and a life she has built from nothing. With no connections to anyone else she is taken by surprise when Brooks instigates himself into her life. I loved Abigail’s character.

Brooks brings his own charm to the mix and can almost be seen as the total opposite of Abigail. Whats the saying… opposites attract. In this book they definitely do, to the betterment of everyone.

Nora Roberts has a habit of creating well-developed and strong heroines that I cannot help but adore with a undertone of crime and potential devastation that amps up the emotion and anticipation. Nora Roberts is an auto-buy author for me. I will read whatever she writes.



Keep Calm and Read On,


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