In her stunning 200th 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.
So much fun!55
Loved every detail of this story! Start to finish, plot, character development, Brooks 🥰… especially the evolving Liz/Abigale… she was such an interesting lead, I loved her. Wonderful wonderful read! Devoured it in a few days!55
Loved how the character survived and stood strong on her own without a man. Great how the characters respected each other n helped each other.55
So well written. Fast paced. Love the rapport between the characters.35
So good! I finished it in two days. I love the combination of suspense and romance. I definitely recommend it.55
Excellent as usual!55
I loved these characters. What a strong and appealing heroine!55
Great as always👏👏👏👏👏55
One of Nora Roberts best.45