Very good book. Great ending. Will not dissapoint.
This book has a slow start but is well worth the time to read. It is more mystery than romance both of which Mariah Stewart writes well.
this was 0ok. you know what is happening and how it will end from the beginning but was still a good read.
A fast paced emotional thriller. Tense, Mariah Stewart had me guessing to the end who the killer was. A
Loved this book! Its a great mystery dealing with a journalist who uncovers some information on a former president while researching a book and and the web it creates to many different people, some of whom have no idea that they are now a target to be murdered. Real Page Turner.
from the back cover:
Dina McDermott is on top of the world. Attractive and independent at thirty, she runs her own business, funded by a generous inheritance. But an explosive chain of events will soon be set in motion - and her perfect life will spin out of control.
A journalist with a fearless instinct, Simon Keller believes he's struck gold when he unearths and unsettling story about former president Graham Hayward, one that started with a secret affair and ended in tragedy. The trail leads Simon to Dina McDermott's front door - and threatens to expose a parentage that would rock the political world. Shaken to her core by a shattering truth, Dina is suddenly thrust into the crosshairs of a cold-blooded killer- and on the run for her life.
This book was EXCELLENT! Started a wee bit slow but when it finally took off I did not want to put it down.
Another fast reading books by Mariah Stewart. Attractive & independent at thirty, Dina McDermott is on top of the world...until she makes a shocking discovery: She is the illegitimate daughter of former president Graham Hayward. With this revelation, an explosive chain of events is set in motion - and Dina's perfect life spins out of control. A journalist with a fearless instinct, Simon Keller believes he's struck gold when he unearths an unsettling story about Graham Hayward, one that starts with a clandestine affair and ends in tragedy. The trail leads Simon to Dina's front door - and threatens to expose a secret that could rock the political world. Now Dina is thrust into the crosshairs of a coldblooded killer - and on the run for her life.
Excellent book with suspense and a bit of romance thrown in. This is a new author for me but you can be sure I'll be reading more of her books! A journalist is approached by his mentor and former professor to write a book about a former president who was known for his high moral character (no, this is not non-fiction - lol) and who promised he would and did always tell the truth. Unknown to Simon, the journalist, the moral president was not as advertised. Simon interviews his Chief of Staff, Miles Kendall who suffers from dementia and discovers that the president had a lover and there was a daughter from this relationship. As Simon digs, he finds lots of peculiarities such as 4 pages missing from the police report of the lover's death, for example. His research sends him to a small town in Maryland where he discovers the daughter, who is every bit as breathtakingly beautiful as her mother.
Simon falls hard for her. Dina, an adult now, finds out the painful truth her "mother" had hidden from her for over 30 years after nearly being deliberately hit by a car. Her "mother" and she are now targets simply because they exist and know the truth. The twists of the plot kept me guessing and eager to discover who or what is responsible for the threats. I highly recommend the book if you enjoy drama, secrets and suspense and a bit of romance. :)
Dina McDermott is on top of hte world. Attractive and independent at thirty, she runs her own business. But her world is sent spinning out of control when she discovers that she is the hidden result of tragedy and scandal. . .a good read
A real page turner! A book that you will not want to put down until the end!
A beautiful woman is helped by a Journalist to solve a thirty year old mystery involving the President of the U.S., and her own identy. Sizzling and an excellent mystery with interesting characters.
First Mariah Stewart book I've read...It's a pretty good read, though not as good as I'd expected/hoped.
The first half was mostly from the Hero's point of view, but it evened out in the second half of the book.
the Main characters weren't bad, but not really memorable either. We don't really get any insight in their characters though... not really. I would have preferred to have gotten inside their heads more, we get a little bit of personal history, but we don't really get any in depth insight on their rationales for why they act like they do. They sort of just...exist.
The romance is present, but it's pretty tame....no melodrama, no misunderstandings, no blow ups, no crazy exes, no jealousy...it's sort of just.... there...a change of pace from romantic suspenses I've read.
As for the suspense/mystery ( I don't consider it a "thriller")....the story was interesting and intriguing (didn't have any trouble finishing it) but again pretty tame. I was definitely surprised by who the bad guy was, and a little disappointed....It felt like a cop out really.
Overall not a horrible book, a little slow though...
I'd say it's a good book, with an intriguing story that will keep you reading, on a lazy day, so long as you're not looking for a ton of fast action or a hot and heavy romance.
This is a very well written, fast-paced novel with twists and turns. I was sorry that the story ended.