Second in a trilogy about three half-sisters, this is an achingly poignant story of the damage one person can do. It's also a fine tale of rekindled love mixed in with a complex mystery. The characters' problems and their developing relationship are nicely handled.

When Olivia was 16, she fell in love with Zach and had his baby. Told the infant was stillborn, she doesn't find out until 13 years later, after the death of her father, that the baby is alive and well and living with Zach.

Returning to Maine, Olivia comes face to face with Zach, who believes that she never wanted him or their daughter. Now she must convince him of the truth and find out who's sending her warnings that she's not wanted back in town. (Zebra, Oct., 352 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Susan Mobley