Nurse Wendy Carey loves her job. She visits patients in their homes, and even brings them to the hospital for overnight treatments. There's just one looming problem. Whenever one of her patients goes for a treatment, there is someone in the town burglarizing the empty homes.

Sheriff Rodd Durand is perplexed by the break-ins and has his own theory, including a suspect. His close contact with Wendy makes his suspicions hard to deal with since his growing attraction to her could be terminated if he is right.

Winter's Secret, book one in the Northern Intrigue series, is an excellent suspense story with a good hook and an interesting twist sure to hold a reader's interest. Ms. Cote continues to hone her craft and gain fans. (Mar., 268 pp., $9.99)

Reviewed by: 
Bev Huston