Eight years ago, Hannah Harte and Rafe Madison had a memorable encounter. Both had disagreements with their dates for the evenings and both ended up stranded near the beach in Eclipse Bay, Oregon. While Hannah and Rafe were aware of each other, they had little contact because of a family feud. During the long walk home, Hannah and Rafe spend the time conversing. Their chance meeting proves a godsend for Rafe, as in the morning it is discovered that his former date Kaitlan Sadler has either jumped or been pushed off a cliff. Hannahs alibi saves Rafe from any legal entanglement.

Eight years have passed and Hannah and Rafe have moved out into the world. Both are brought back to Eclipse Bay when they jointly inherit Aunt Isabels magnificent home, Dreamscape. Forcing these two to decide the future of Dreamscape is Isabels heavy-handed way of matchmaking. Their reunion also raises another issue. What really happened to Kaitlan Sadler? The sensation of being stalked haunts Hannah and raises all of Rafes warning instincts.

ECLIPSE BAY is the launching point for a new trilogy by perennial best-selling author Jayne Ann Krentz. Added to her usual mix of love, humor and a tinge of suspense, is the overlying arc of two families destined to strike sparks off each other. (Jun., 352 pp., $7.50)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith