A MATTER OF TRUST
McCoy makes the story
of a woman hiding from her abusive spouse her own with a well-crafted, intense read. Along with an excellent plot, McCoy also delivers a stalker subplot that's the icing on the cake. Plan to hunker down for an all-nighter with this one -- you won't want to put it down!
Escaping from her abusive congressman ex-husband Roman, Abigail August and her daughter Kate settle in a small town in Texas. Trying to stay under the radar, Abby is dismayed that Kate has become friends with their neighbor, Matt Layton. Soon Abby is falling for Matt, no matter how hard she tries to fight it. She only hopes Matt will care once he learns her secrets.
Matt, however, has secrets of his own. He's really a P.I. Abby's husband hired to find her. After he tells Roman where Abby and Kate are, he finds out that not only was Abby an abused wife, she also has a deranged stalker. Matt soon admits his feelings for Abby and Kate and promises himself that he'll reveal his true identity to Abby as soon as her stalker is caught. But Abby discovers Matt's secret before he can come clean, and she and Kate once again flee. They don't know that Roman now has ties to the mob and plans to kill, if necessary, unless Matt can save them. (CRESCENT MOON, Apr., 272 pp., $14.99)