Marta Perry transports readers to the delightful small town of Laurel Ridge which on the surface is idyllic but is revealed to be as dangerous as any big city. Kate Beaumont is a fabulously stubborn and on her it is an attractive quality. Her sorrow over the loss of her brother gives her a soft edge but doesn't dull her determination. I loved watching her come under the spell of small town living and I loved even more watching her fall for the charms of the small town lawman. Mac Whiting is a superb hero; he has just the right amount of realness to keep him from being too good to be true. The setting is fabulous, the characters wonderful and the mystery enticing. If you a looking for a solid romantic suspense I cannot recommend this one highly enough.
Reporter Kate Beaumont travels to the small town of Laurel Ridge in the hopes of discovering what the last days of her brother's life were like. Was it simply a drug overdose or was something more sinister happening in the beautiful town. And just who can she trust? Is the Mac Whiting more determined to keep his towns secrets or protect Kate from danger?
As Laurel Ridge embraces a stranger hungry for answers, a sinister truth is awakened
A hard-hitting reporter, Kate Beaumont unearths the deepest lies and brings harsh truths to light. But the story that lures her to the gentle town of Laurel Ridge, Pennsylvania, is closer to her heart than anyone knows. The details of her half brother's sudden death have never made sense. She owes him justice, yet the one man who can help her is the stubborn sheriff she can't stand.
Protecting his town is Mac Whiting's top priority. Everything else—including pacifying a beautiful crusader on a mission best left resting in peace—is secondary. But as Kate's search embeds her in his world and attracts a skilled criminal, she needs Mac's protection. Drawn together by deadly secrets, they must find a way to trust each other before a killer silences them both.