One spine crease, front cover bent. Meryl Sawyer is a wonderful writer and this is a taunt fast paced mystery and a love story.
This book had a variety of what I would call "min-plots" and no one major suspense or mystery plot. Still, it was a quick, romantic read and if you like Meryl Sawyer you'll probably like this one.
Claire Holt is a gallery owner. She has lived her life as the banker's daughter. Her mother was killed while leaving town with Jake Coulter, They were killed in a car accident. claire has lived her life hating Jake for taking her mother away and she has blamed herself for the last 12 years.
Zach Coulter has returned to town to serve as sheriff. After serving as a detective in the SFPD. He is strongly affected by Claire but tries to stay away from her. However, a murder takes place at the Hideaway on a night Claire is there and she was given a date rape drug. Now Zach must find a killer to protect Claire and prove she did not kill her major rival.
I enjoy all of Sawyer's books this one too.
I love this author and all her books are great. I especially like her older books.
Set against the background of a scenic village, Meryl Sawyer's provocative new noval plunges a beautiful woman into a dark side of love...and murder