In the little town of Walton, Georgia, everybody knows your name–but no one knows your secret. At least that’s what Lane Kent is counting on when she returns to her hometown with her five-year-old son. Dangerously depressed after the death of her husband, Lane is looking for hope. What she finds instead is a dead body.
Lane must work with Walton’s newest deputy, Charlie Lynch, to uncover the truth behind the murder. But when that truth hits too close to home, she’ll have to decide if saving the life of another is worth the cost of revealing her darkest secret.
Debut novelist Natalie Walters pulls you to the edge of your seat on the first page and keeps you there until the last in this riveting story that will have you believing no one is defined by their past.
First of all this cover is phenomenal! I am more persuaded by a good cover on a book than any book blurb on the back! This cover is amazing! It catches your eye, but after reading this book, it also portrays a scene in the book! I love that!
The first pages of this book have the shock factor that I really look for in a romantic suspense novel! Don’t worry, this review will be spoiler free! The reader is instantly drawn into what is happening and things are set in motion that will propel the story throughout the remainder of the book! How is that for being vague and non-spoilerish?
Several of the characters in this book are dealing with serious issues that come to light within the course of this murder investigation. The struggles these characters face shapes their mindset about the circumstances going on in their small town and leads to conflicts, misunderstanding and even fear.
Lane in particular was more difficult for me to connect with as a character. She is reserved, defeated, and really someone who retreated into herself and had to be drawn out. I think her character was written very true to her circumstance. Her particular struggles didn’t lend themselves to a bubbly personality, or someone who is easy to get to know and love. Charlie slowly unraveled her defenses and was willing to really patiently allow her to feel secure enough to share her true self with him, struggles and all.
The conclusion of this book is packed with answers that provide a clear picture of motivations and reveal the killer! And, of course there is the threat of danger as everything comes to light! No spoilers! However, there may be a very intense scene, and there may be shots fired! That’s all I am going to say, go read it and see for yourself!
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*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Publisher. I was not required to leave a positive review. All opinions and thoughts are my own.