SHE CAN RUN
Multiple threats make this novel a thrilling read straight through to the last page. The language is so descriptive it draws you into the novel. Beth’s husband hovering in the shadows and a creepy villain in the wings just waiting to strike ramp up the tension.
Beth Baker and her two children need a safe haven from her congressman husband, and they are sent to an estate where she is to act as caretaker. When they arrive, however, they find their benefactor has just passed away. His nephew has inherited the estate and is unsure of what to do with the small family. Forced into retirement by a knee injury, former homicide detective Jack O’Malley investigates Beth and discovers she isn’t who she claims. When she’s attacked, he realizes he must continue to give her sanctuary. Then a young woman’s body is discovered on estate property. (MONTLAKE, Dec., 334 pp., $13.95)