Jove Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780515151336, 486pp.
Publication Date: January 28, 2014
In her stunning new novel, #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Nora Roberts proves why no one is better when it comes to flawlessly fusing high-stakes suspense with red-hot romance" ("Booklist," starred review).
Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth Fitch finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man's seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive.
Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance security systems designer, her own protection is supplemented by a fierce dog and an assortment of firearms. She keeps to herself, saying little, revealing nothing. Unfortunately, that seems to be the quickest way to get attention in a tiny southern town.
The mystery of Abigail Lowery and her sharp mind, secretive nature and unromantic viewpoint intrigues local police chief Brooks Gleason, on both a personal and professional level. And while he suspects that Abigail needs protection from something, Gleason is accustomed to two-bit troublemakers, not the powerful and dangerous men who are about to have him in their sights.
And Abigail Lowery, who has built a life based on security and self-control, is at risk of losing both.
“Roberts’ answer to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Addictively readable.”—Booklist (starred review)
“Legendary.”—The Wall Street Journal
“Nora Roberts has done it again, proving once more that she reigns supreme.”—The Evening Sun (Hanover, NH)