No one knows how hellish Julie Jones' life has been. The successful news anchor, who is raising a teenage daughter, is also being blackmailed. When her blackmailer winds up dead—killed by her knife—Julie's past comes back to haunt her.

At one time she was known as Jewel, a runaway looking for a better life. She managed to escape her dreary world, taking along the daughter of her only friend. No one knew she had ever been there, or what her part in that last terrible night had been, until now.

Someone much more dangerous seems to hold the reins on Julie's past, so she turns to sensationalist reporter Sean MacKenzie, the last man on earth she would ever expect to need. And when Julie's daughter is drawn into the danger, Julie is forced to open up and pray she can trust the man who is beginning to mean so much to her.

Shayne's gift for telling suspenseful stories is evident in this tale. It is truly gripping, from the relationships to the climactic conclusion. (Nov., 400 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Debbie Richardson