Three months ago, Chicago prosecutor Olivia Kincaid was fearless. But after being brutally attacked by a man she was trying to prosecute, Olivia is scared. While her body and soul heals, Olivia retreats to her father's Colorado ranch.

For years, Judge Andrew Kincaid has had felons nearing parole come to work on his ranch as part of their release program, and Kincaid believes that one of the men there now, Hank Elliot, was unjustly convicted. For Olivia, having these men around is a frightening reminder, and she finds it difficult to accept that any of them could be innocent or changed.

When a reporter is strangled after writing an article about Olivia, the sheriff turns his attention to Hank, and despite her earlier misgivings, the more Olivia gets to know Hank, the more she trusts him. There is a killer on the loose, however, and the danger grows ever closer.

Forgiveness and trust are key themes in this new tense and suspenseful story. McKade's characters are real, vibrant and filled with contradictions. This is pure human drama. (Nov., 320 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith