Expected publication: August 19, 2014 by Grand Central Publishing
Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina. By the time her husband Jeff, miffed over a recent argument, reports her missing, the trail has grown cold. Literally. Fog and ice encapsulate the mountainous wilderness and paralyze the search for her.
While police suspect Jeff of “instant divorce,” Emory, suffering from an unexplained head injury, regains consciousness and finds herself the captive of a man whose violent past is so dark that he won’t even tell her his name. She’s determined to escape him, and willing to take any risks necessary to survive.
Unexpectedly, however, the two have a dangerous encounter with people who adhere to a code of justice all their own. At the center of the dispute is a desperate young woman whom Emory can’t turn her back on, even if it means breaking the law.
As her husband’s deception is revealed, and the FBI closes in on her captor, Emory begins to wonder if the man with no name is, in fact, her rescuer.
It has been years since I picked up a Sandra Brown book, and I don’t remember them being so full of mystery and suspense. But was I in for a treat when I started reading this one! I was immediately pulled into the story and had a hard time putting it down. It’s fast-paced and suspenseful, with some romantic and sexy elements thrown in. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
In order to be surprised about all of the mysteries that unfold throughout the book, I think you need to start reading without knowing too much about it. The synopsis does a great job of giving you an idea, without giving away the goods. I don’t want to do a full length review and ruin the story for anyone, so I’ll just say that it’s a fantastic romantic suspense that I couldn’t put down. And I love when I don’t figure out the twist before the end! If you get the chance to read this one, I highly recommend it!
ARC kindly provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.