Donohue’s latest is women’s fiction at its finest, a masterfully unfeigned story about unconditional love and its healing power mixed with a thrilling mystery. Her animated dialogue sets the tone, and the human and equine costars add genuineness. The two first-person POVs drive the tale in this fast-paced, bestseller-bound page-turner.

Hugely successful radio talk show host Gail Gideon has been offered a potentially game-changing career opportunity that could put her stardom in the stratospheric range. The offer is tempting, and she may be ready for a new challenge, but she has to consider how this might affect her socially awkward teenage daughter, Nic. When Nic is injured falling off her horse, there is suddenly much more to worry about than a job change, or even the threats from a disgruntled fan she’s just started receiving. (WILLIAM MORROW, Mar., 304 pp., $14.99)

Reviewed by: 
Debbie Haupt