SHE CAN TELL
Don’t start this book before bed unless you enjoy sleeping with one eye open! Murderous twists and dramatic turns keep you guessing throughout — and with a small town full of hateful, secretive people, the list of suspects is lengthy. The highly suspenseful plot spans decades, pulling secrets from the past and melding them with the present, and is paired with a steamy romance that explores vulnerability, passion and trust.
Westbury Chief of Police Mike O’Connell is having trouble dealing with his last case: a serial killer who struck too close to home, causing one death and threatening the lives of his friends. When he breaks up a domestic dispute, saving Rachel from taking a bat to the head, he certainly isn’t expecting protective feelings mixed with a healthy dose of lust. After a series of mishaps and accidents, Rachel knows she’s going to have to trust Mike with her life. She desperately needs his help because someone is out there watching and waiting — and this time it’s much more dangerous than any drunken in-law. Somebody isn’t happy that she’s returned home to Westbury. (MONTLAKE, Dec., 288 pp., $12.95)