Years ago, Leigh Hampton could have given Wade Conner an alibi when he was accused of an unspeakable crime. Too afraid of her father’s wrath, Leigh didn’t say a word. Now Wade has come back to their sleepy, southern town, and another little girl has suddenly, mysteriously vanished.
Wade has made a success of himself far from Kinley, but the townspeople still consider him that good-for-nothing Conner boy. Leigh can’t rewrite the past, but she knows the crime will never be solved as long as Wade is the prime suspect.
It’s up to Leigh to convince Wade that together they have the best chance to track down the real criminal. And maybe, just maybe, they’ll also find a future for themselves.
“Darlene Gardner creates characters with substance by giving them problems and heartaches and making it easier for the readers to understand them... crafts magnificent romances.” -- Fresh Fiction, June 2011
“Darlene Gardner continues to perfect the art of writing amazingly heartfelt romances.” -- Noveltalk, May 2010
“Ms. Gardner writes fabulous, real-life characters readers can care about... likes to create an intriguing family situation to see how characters react to it -- and each other."
-- Romance Reader at Heart, July 2007