Audie Award Nominee, Romance, 2013 Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems. Her own security is supplemented by a fierce dog and an assortment of firearms. She keeps to herself, saying little, revealing nothing. Unfortunately, that seems to be the quickest way to draw attention in a tiny southern town. The mystery of Abigail Lowery intrigues local police chief Brooks Gleason, on both a personal and a professional level. Her sharp, logical mind, her secretive nature, her unromantic viewpoints leave him fascinated but frustrated. He suspects that Abigail needs protection from something, even if he doesn’t know what - and that her elaborate defenses hide a story that must be revealed. Accustomed to two-bit troublemakers, Gleason is about to walk into the sights of very powerful and dangerous men. And Abigail Lowery, who has built a life based on security and self-control, is at risk of losing both.
I got this book because the cost was cheap so wasn't expecting anything great. Turned out to be a very good book!
I truly enjoyed this book very much. I am an animal lover and the books that Nora Roberts writes with dogs as a main character I find gratifying. Another of her books I continue to listen to over and over again is The Search. I enjoy these books and await more!
This book was a quick and enjoyable read. I'm not much of a romance fan, so this was my first Nora Roberts book. Although it's not exceptionally deep, it was fast paced and believable with great character development.
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