It’s been thirteen years since Lucy Sheridan was in Summer River. The last time she visited her aunt Sara there, as a teenager, she’d been sent home suddenly after being dragged out of a wild party—by the guy she had a crush on, just to make it more embarrassing. Obviously Mason Fletcher—only a few years older but somehow a lot more of a grown-up—was the overprotective type who thought he had to come to her rescue.
Now, returning after her aunt’s fatal car accident, Lucy is learning there was more to the story than she realized at the time. Mason had saved her from a very nasty crime that night—and soon afterward, Tristan, the cold-blooded rich kid who’d targeted her, disappeared mysteriously, his body never found.
A lot has changed in thirteen years. But Mason is still a protector at heart, a serious (and seriously attractive) man. And when he and Lucy make a shocking discovery inside Sara’s house, and some of Tristan’s old friends start acting suspicious, Mason’s quietly fierce instincts kick into gear. He saved Lucy once, and he’ll save her again. But this time, she insists on playing a role in her own rescue . . .
This was my first Krentz book (but I have read some of her historicals long ago). I liked this tale of murder and suspense, because a good book keeps me guessing and this one certainly had. I really should stick with one suspect and not change my mind all the time, that way I would be right once in a while ;)
The books begins in the past when a dark act is stopped. And then it's 13 years later and Lucy returns to Summer River. Her aunt has been killed in a car accident..or has she? Lucy also inherited some shares in a company and they sure want those back. The events from 13 years ago comes back to haunt her and throws shadows on everything. Something is rotten in the city of Summer River.
Lucy can take care of herself and sure she does poke around where she shouldn't. But she is not stupid about it. She does have help whether she wants it or not. Mason Fletcher, the same guy who saved her those years ago. He does like playing the hero, and their romance takes some time to develop cos yes they both have some issues. But they can both laugh about it and they do seem like a good fit.
The suspense is always there and the closer they get the more dangerous it becomes. I do like a good hunt for a killer.
Could be much better
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published January 7th 2014 by Putnam Adult