For ten years photographer/author Annie Beckett has been exploring what happened to Lt. Lewis Hudson during the Black Hawk War of 1832. Lewis was accused of desertion; history has branded him a traitor. After reading Lewis letters to his mother and fiancie, Annie disagrees.

Lewis last letter spoke of being in Black Hallow, and Annie feels sure that the answers to the mystery are still there.

Rik Magnusson has been running his familys Black Hallow Farm since the death of his father. Hes initially reluctant to give Annie access to the farm, but eventually consents. Annie rents a room in his Victorian farmhouse, omitting her theory that Lewis body is buried in the Hallow.

Annie is also working with Owen Decker, president of the local Historical SocietyRiks former best friend and the man who stole his wife Karen. Sensual tension and anger are swirling around the farm, making Annie and Riks evolving relationship all the more complicated.

Michelle Jerotts follow up to her debut novel seems sure to be another major success. ALL NIGHT LONG is filled with sensual tension and complex emotions that make it a joy to read. (Nov., 384 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith