Image of The Hero (Thunder Point)


Image of The Hero (Thunder Point)

A touch of danger and suspense make the latest in Carr’s Thunder Point series a powerful read. This book misses being a keeper due to an evil character who is less than believable and an ending that is resolved too easily, but for small-town life with realism and heart, along with a dollop of spicy attraction, Carr definitely has it going on.

The cultish commune where down-and-out Devon McAllister felt safe has changed, so she takes her daughter and flees with little money and no plan. When she gets taken in by a semi-recluse from Thunder Point who says he’s paying forward a kindness, Devon’s life takes a turn for the better. Football coach Spencer Lawson is drawn to Devon, even as he tries to deal with the death of his wife and raising a young son. Devon’s old life soon catches up with her when her daughter is kidnapped. The dangerous task of saving the little girl shows both Devon and Spencer what is really important. (MIRA, Sep., 384 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
M.H. Morrison