In this dark and dangerous Texas small town, Annie Lakes' nightmares come alive when a cold case from her past reveals family secrets that put her life in jeopardy.
Annie Lakes has had the same recurring nightmare for years. Her heart pounding in her chest. A panicked voice, begging her to run faster. Her own bloodcurdling scream. But now Annie is starting to realize it's more than just a bad dream. She's starting to remember things about the night her cousin Jenny disappeared all those years ago. Things that make her believe her family was involved--and what they're hiding is much worse than she ever imagined. But she can't unravel this alone. She needs someone she can trust, someone like sexy Detective Mark Sutton .... Mark has seen enough--too much--to assume that Annie's story is a dead end. It turns out that her family is hiding some killer secrets. A long time ago, Annie was just an innocent little girl who saw something she shouldn't. Now she's a target, and Mark's running out of time to protect the woman he's starting to fall for. But how does Mark face off against a murderer who just may be someone Annie loves?
In Craig's clever first Texas Justice contemporary romantic suspense novel, the reopening of a cold case leads to passion and drama. Community college English teacher Annie Lakes moved to Anniston, Tex., to get some breathing room after losing her job and fianc . But a new city and a three-legged cat companion don't stop her from dreaming of her young cousin Jenny's disappearance, a dream she's had every night for 24 years. When she finally remembers new details about what happened to Jenny, Annie feels compelled to report that another family member may have killed the girl. Cold case detective Mark Sutton is teetering on the edge of a drinking problem, and his cases are often stressful and unsolvable. Still, he's willing to help Annie, particularly since their mutual attraction is so palpable. He's not convinced that Annie is a reliable witness, but as he and his team dive in, they begin to uncover her long-hidden family secrets. Their teamwork is also demonstrated in a well-plotted secondary story line about another cold case. Craig demonstrates strong characterization skills in building Annie and Mark's imperfect personalities, and her supporting characters will be worth getting to know in the future. Romantic suspense fans will mark this as a series to watch.
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Christie Craig steps out of her comfort zone to amazing results!
I am a huge fan of Christie Craigs books. I love everything she writes (even her young adult books C.C. Hunter), I was a little concerned about reading this, since I usually go for more humor with my mysteries, but this was so engaging and all of the characters were so well written that I just couldn't put the book down and devoured it in one sitting. I can't wait to see where this series goes.
Don’t Close Your Eyes
Very, Very good read!!!! Couldn’t put it down!!!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!!!!