Number One New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown returns with another suspenseful thriller
When her four-year-old daughter informs her a sick man is in their yard, Honor Gillette rushes out to help him. But that 'sick' man turns out to be Lee Coburn, the man accused of murdering seven people the night before. Dangerous, desperate, and armed, he promises Honor that she and her daughter won't be hurt as long as she does everything he asks. She has no choice but to accept him at his word. But Honor soon discovers that even those close to her can't be trusted. Coburn claims that her beloved late husband possessed something extremely valuable that places Honor and her daughter in grave danger. And Coburn is there to retrieve it - at any cost.
Praise for Sandra Brown
'Suspense that has teeth'
'Lust, jealousy, and murder suffuse Brown's crisp thriller'
'An edge-of-the-seat thriller that's full of twists . . . Top stuff!'
At the start of this pulse-pounding thriller from bestseller Brown (Tough Customer), Honor Gillette is baking cupcakes in the kitchen of her Tambour, La., home when her four-year-old daughter, Emily, tells her a bloodied man is outside in the yard. Lee Coburn is on the run, the object of a manhunt for the cold-blooded murder of seven people, including one of Tambour's most prominent citizens. Promising not to harm Emily, Lee takes Honor hostage, but only because she may have the key to solving an even bigger puzzle: the identity of the Bookkeeper, a criminal mastermind with power over local law enforcement and government. Honor's policeman husband, Eddie, who died in an accident two years earlier, may have had information about the mysterious and malicious Bookkeeper. When it becomes apparent that the mass murders and Eddie's death might be connected, trying to prove the link could cost Lee and Honor their lives. A relentless pace and clever plot twists keep the pages turning.
Great read, a little disappointed with the ending but overall a page turning story.
A fabulous read. It kept me up all night on the edge of my seat until I finished the book. Can't wait to download another one.
I enjoyed this book immensely but was a little disappointed with the ending. I hope there may be a sequel. Just about every Sandra Brown book I have read I have enjoyed. She tells a great story! I found that with this book I just couldn't wait to get back to it when I got some spare time.