Clare's impressive novel
is rife with gripping suspense, secrets masterfully revealed and characters in whom readers can become emotionally invested. The sexual tension between the protagonists is deliciously steamy, and the skillful plotting makes this thrilling book one readers won't be able to close until the final page.
Journalist Sophie Alton is investigating the disappearance of
a woman on parole when the woman's brother appears on the scene. It turns out that he's a man Sophie hasn't crossed paths with since high school -- a man she once spent a night of intense, unexpected passion with and never, ever forgot.
Marc Hunter, a convicted felon, knows he needs Sophie's help to
save his kid sister and her baby.
The obvious problem is that he's behind bars and unable to locate
the bad egg in the justice system
who's keeping him from getting at
the truth. The other problem is that
his feelings for Sophie haven't wavered
in 12 years and, though they need
to work together to solve this crime,
he doesn't want his explorations to
end with the case. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Apr.,
400 pp., $7.99)