Susanna Granger has her reasons for leaving her husband behind in Texas and living with their two teenage daughters in Boston. She just isnt ready to tell him what they are. But the longer she waits without saying anything will just make it harder for this stubborn couple to come back together.
Susanna is compelled to buy a cabin in the Adirondacks, a comforting place that reminds her of her childhood. At the same time a woman who was incarcerated by Susannas husband, Texas Ranger Jack Galway, is released from prison. Alice Parker has many problems and shes certain she just needs to start a new life for herself. For that shell needs moneythis means shell need to remain part of the Granger family for just a little longer.
With her daughters and grandmother in tow, Susanna heads to the cabin without realizing that her new home just might become a place of fear and terror.
Ms. Neggers story twists and turns with suspense that will thrill, but the conflict of the two main characters seems thin as one discussion could have spared more than a years separation. (Jan., 384 pp., $6.50)