*Out of Nowhere* is easily one of the best books I've ever read. I just re-read it a few days ago and it still kept me awake, wanting to finish just one more page. Amanda Maxwell/Erica Baird is the ultimate heroine, and Jake Fowler the perfect match for her. Doris Mortman obviously did her research before attempting to create this story what with the details of the witness protection program, money laundering, mobster, etc. She weaves an intricate tale that pulls you in, and has you on the edge of your seat while Max fights to get her life back. It has the perfect combination of suspense, romance and intrigue that keeps you reading til the last page when the villain is finally revealed as someone you least suspect.
This book was really good, better than I expected. Another reviewer mentioned the research the author must have done to write this book and I whole heartedly agree. I was completely absorbed by Amanda Maxwell and her relationship with her father, mother, Jake, and everyone else. She's strong, smart, and independent. The book keeps you guessing until the end and suspecting everyone.