Being wealthy and prominent hasn't saved the Buchanan family from death and misery. This already fractured Oregon family collapses even further after a mill fire kills teenage daughter Angie and her unborn child. The prime suspect is hell-raiser Brig McKenzie. But infatuated 16-year-old Cassidy Buchanan knows he didn't do it, so she helps him escape.

Almost two decades later, another fire at a Buchanan mill strikes, critically injuring two men. One is journalist Cassidy Buchanan McKenzie's husband Chase and the other remains unidentified. Although she married Chase, Cassidy has never forgotten her first love, Brig, and fears that the heavily burnt mystery man is him. Both of these deadly fires were set, but who was the intended target? A dangerous psychopathic killer is on the loose and, unless this killer is stopped, more terror and death are sure to follow.

Previously published as Intimacies, this book has been revised and repackaged by suspense maven Jackson. While the gritty story and dark intrigue are suitably intense, certain plot points make the hero and heroine's relationship feel underdeveloped, which serves to weaken the romance. (Aug., 544 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith