Although they've never met, Shannon Flannery and Travis Settler have something in common: Travis' adopted teenage daughter, Dani. When Dani is kidnapped, Travis vows to follow up any clue that will lead to her safe return. The trail leads him to Shannon, Dani's biological mother, who put her up for adoption at birth.

The last few years have been a nightmare for Shannon. She has lost a father, a brother and been falsely accused of her husband's murder. Things get even worse when Shannon is attacked on her ranch and a fire is started. Luckily for her, though, Travis is watching her place and sounds the alarm. It's obvious that Dani's kidnapper has a major grudge against Shannon and the Flannery family, and ugly secrets are starting to spill out. Can Shannon and Travis decipher the clues the kidnapper is leaving them?

Family secrets can be quite deadly. Using characters first introduced in Deep Freeze, Jackson chills your blood with this tale of horror, lies and love. Layers of intrigue and deception make this one of Jackson's best. Make room on your keeper shelf for this one. (Mar., 498 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith