BELOW THE SURFACE
Strongly plotted and well written, featuring a host of interesting characters, Harper's latest is a winner. Not quite as intriguing as some of her other books, perhaps, but definitely worth a look.
Carpenter Cole De Roca finds her on the beach of the tiny barrier island where he's waiting out the storm. Meeting Cole is the only positive aspect of her terrible experience, and Bree turns to him often in the days that follow.
When Daria's fate comes to light, Bree's traumatized, but determined to find out what really happened -- and why.
(MIRA, Feb., 400 pp., $6.99)