In Wood County, Texas, rural postal carrier Brette Barry learns that Hank Jamison, the best friend of her thirteen- year-old-son Eric, is missing. After talking with Hank's mother, the strange Sally, she calls the police. To everyone's surprise, high school shop teacher and resident hermit Sam Knight offers to assist on the search for the missing adolescent.
After Hank returns home, Brette finds out that Tracie Pugh is missing and that Sam apparently was the last person to see her alive. The police wonder if foul play occurred and they hone in on Sam. Brette who has already questioned Sam's motives during the Hank search, wonders too if he did something to Tracie even as she finds herself falling in love with him.
DEAD END is an exciting romantic suspense drama that works because the audience questions Sam's motives and actions even while knowing he is the lead protagonist. The story line is fast-paced as the cast struggles with anger and frustration as they deal with a missing person. Brette is a warm intrepid heroine who readers will agree is supermom. Best selling Helen R. Myers turns up the heat with this emotionally taut thriller.
a harmless prank or murder?a harmless halloween prank courtesy of brette"s son and his best friend, but when the boys are made to clean it up the handprint is gone and so are the boys.
From the back: When Brette Barry finds a bloody handprint on a Dead End sign outside the Pughs'farm, she's certain it's a harmless Halloween prank courtesy of her son Eric and his best friend Hank. But when she sends Eric over to clean it up, the handprint is gone and Hank is missing.
When she finds a bloody handprint on a Dead End sign outside a farm, she is drawn into a case of a missing person. But who is really missing? To complicate matters, her new neighbor becomes suddenly attentive. A romance with a cleverly worked-out suspense tale.
This book was a real page turner with a surpise ending. Great suspense novel, with characters you will really love.
This was just an okay, it started good but about half way it just turned into another romance along with a little mystery, although I already had the mystery figured out, it was much too long and should've been cut down about 50 pages, I'm sure a lot would consider it very good book but I can't go that far when an author has to use pages and pages of descriptions as page filler just to make a book longer.