Johnny Mack Cahill has come a long way from his dirt-poor upbringing in Nobles Crossing, AL. Now he is a multi-millionaire businessman in Houston, TX. After nearly being murdered 15 years ago, Johnny Mack left town vowing never to return. Lane Noble was the only good thing in Nobles Crossing, but knowing he was not worthy of her, he left her behind. The receipt of an anonymous note and newspaper clipping changes everything in an instant. The note reads simply Your son needs you. Come home. The trouble is, Johnny Mack never knew he had a son.

The newspaper article states that Lane Noble Graham is the prime suspect in the murder of her ex-husband Kent Graham. It shows a picture of Lanes 14-year-old son Will, who is the spitting image of Johnny Mack. The only problem is that he never slept with Lane, so who is Wills biological mother?

Southern atmosphere abounds, as do dark secrets and lies in this great new book by Beverly Barton. Romance, murder and family secretswhat more could you want from a thriller? (Dec., 384 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith