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A marathon runner on a lonely mountain trail in North Carolina gets more than she bargained for in this excellent new suspense. Mega-star Brown is at the top of her game, delivering a story that drops mysterious hints of past events. Just when readers think they’ve got things figured out, Brown pulls a clever twist. Settle back and enjoy!

Dr. Emory Charbonneau’s marriage to Jeff Surrey has been stressed lately, so she is looking forward to her training getaway in the mountains. While running on a trail, Emory is hit from behind and knocked unconscious. When she awakes, she is in a remote cabin where a mystery man — who refuses to divulge his name or anything about himself — is taking care of her. Bad weather traps Emory and her “protector” on the mountain,which only frightens her more. Back down the mountain, Jeff has contacted the authorities about Emory’s disappearance, but once they discover he is having an affair, the police wonder if he wanted an “instant divorce” from his wealthy wife. When Emory and her protector have a dangerous encounter with some vicious neighbors, events take a most unexpected turn. (GRAND CENTRAL, Aug., 416 pp., $26.00)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith