Friday, January 6, 2012
By Lisa Jackson
Amazon Blurb -
New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson delivers the suspenseful story of a woman with shocking secrets who is drawn into a journalist's web...and an obsession that could destroy her. In the chill of an Oregon Night, a man plunges to his death. Another vanishes without a trace. A third drowns in the murky waters of a quiet lake. Alone in the dark, a ruthless killer is certain that every loose end has been cut, every enemy silenced...except one. It's been sixteen years since Claire St. John fled in terror from her family's home on Lake Arrowhead. Sixteen years since her fiance's tragic death and the shocking secret she promised never to reveal to anyone. But that was before journalist Kane Moran began probing the mystery of that horrible night, turning a light on the darkest corners of Claire's life, exposing her once again to a cold-blooded murderer's vicious fury. Now, as Claire returns home to face a past she's tried to forget, another body is unearthed, revealing the twisted nature of a killer who is ready at last to make Claire pay the ultimate price!
A murderer is doing in some of the residents of Lake Arrowhead. The common bond between all three killed is Taggert Industries, the local lumber company. One was the owner's son Harley, the other two employees. Claire Holland has been gone for sixteen years, her fiance was Harley Taggert and she and her two sisters, Miranda and Tessa did something on that fateful night that her father Dutch feels will ruin his bid for Governor of Oregon.
He hires a P.I. to investigate Claire, Miranda, and Tessa to try and get to the bottom of this once and for all. In the meantime resident Kane Moran, the town bad boy turned war vet and now reporter is writing an expose on this fateful night as well. Kane's problem? He loves Claire desperately, as she does him, though they never were able to act on it while they were young. Him being from the wrong side of the tracks, her with her engagement to Harley.
Each sister has major issues bottled up inside stemming from this one night, all these years keeping it inside has not made it any better. Who really is the killer was a bit of a surprise that kept me guessing right till it was revealed in an action filled end.
I found it just ok, not the best thriller I've read though not knowing who was going to be the killer was a plus for me. It was a romantic thriller as well and that part was just eh. Kind of an upscale Hatfield and the McCoy's with the two rivaling families.
This was book one for the Serial Killer Challenge I am participating in. Click on the button in my sidebar for more info!
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