For eight years, single mother Grace Archer has been living a picture-perfect life raising her daughter on a horse farm in the small town of Tallanville, Alabama. Watching Frankie grow into a talented and confident young girl has made Grace as happy as any mother could hope to be. Happy enough, even, to forget the past. But the past never quite goes away. Which is why a certain charismatic man also moved to Tallanville eight years ago to watch over her.
But when violence threatens to shatter Grace and Frankie's idyllic home, the waiting is over. The ghosts of the past have returned. And they're hungry for blood. Now Grace must resume an identity she thought she had cast off forever, and match wits with an opponent as deadly as he is cunning. The prize: an extraordinary secret that only she can unfold. The forfeit: losing the thing more precious to her than life itself.
About the Author
IRIS JOHANSEN worked for a major airline for a number of years during which time she traveled extensively. When her two children started high school, she began to write as a hobby. The hobby soon became a passion and she submitted her first book, a romance, to Bantam Loveswept a year later. Every book since that time has made the major chain national bestseller lists. She has hit the "New York Times" list in both historical and suspense novels and has more than 12 million copies of her books in print. At present, she lives near Atlanta, Georgia, where she is working on her latest suspense novel.
"Johansen blends action, suspense and family values.... Readers may expect a sequel."--Publishers Weekly
“[A] suspense story with feminine appeal!”--OK! Magazine
From the Paperback edition.