At the reading of her father's will, Maria Slade receives shocking news—as a four-year-old, she'd witnessed her prostitute mother's murder and been taken into hiding by the well-meaning preacher who'd raised her as his own.
Maria remembers none of that. But now she's determined to flush her mother's killer out of hiding and discover the identity of her birth father. She heads to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she meets Detective Bodie Scott.
Empathizing with this beautiful woman looking to find out who she really is, he opens the decades-old case file. Their investigation leads them down a dangerous path, where no one is what they seem. Where a father does not want to be found. And a murderer has "like mother, like daughter" in mind for Maria.
Bestseller Sala (Blown Away) gives three sisters their quests in this strong romantic suspense trilogy opener. Maria, Savannah, and Holly Slade have just buried their father, Andrew Slade, a successful Montana rancher. His attorney instructs them to watch a video, where Andrew tells them they are not his biological daughters or even blood sisters. He adopted four-year-old Maria after she witnessed the murder of her prostitute mother. While her sisters seek their pasts, Maria flies to Tulsa, Okla., to find her mother's killer. There she meets handsome cowboy detective Bodie Scott, who says he'll help her solve the 20-year-old cold case. But the man they seek has seen Maria, and he's ready to kill again. Powerful plotting and strong characters overcome Sala's fondness for repetitive and padded prose.
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I loved this entire series. However, this first one was my favorite.