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Subject: Searching for a particular romantic suspense book
Date Posted: 7/31/2012 12:33 PM ET
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I have read a book in the past, but the problem is that I cannot remember the title or the author.

It is about a man who hears his dogs barking and lets them loose on his property to figure out what they were excited about.  They find a woman beaten almost to death next to a hole in the ground that the attacker obviously was digging to put her in.  Turns out the rescuer knew the woman.  She had returned to her hometown after a relative died to fix up the house and sell it, only to be attacked in her home.  The rescuer has a stepdad and two stepbrothers, and an exwife named Amy who is killed later in the book.  The rescuer works for the state forest department or something, and he was accused of something in the past.  Turns out he had been set up by one of his stepbrothers (who is a doctor), and that stepbrother is the one trying to kill this woman and is also the one who killed Amy.

I wish I could remember more about this book, but its driving me crazy that I cannot figure out the name!  Someone please let me know if you can figure it out.  I already know it isnt Nora Roberts or JD Robb.  I have been searching to see if maybe it was Karen Robards, but no luck yet.

Date Posted: 7/31/2012 2:29 PM ET
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Oh i dont know but it sounds good!! Someone here is bound to find out for you though.

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Date Posted: 7/31/2012 4:25 PM ET
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Sounds like one of Brenda Novak's books,

 
 
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Watch Me (Last Stand #3)

 

Teenagers Sheridan Kohl and Jason Wyatt were parked at the lake in Whiterock, Tennessee, when a stranger wearing a ski mask shot them both. Sheridan lived but Jason died--and the stranger was never caught. Even though Sheridan's family moved away right afterward, she's never been able to put the crime behind her.

And now that someone doesn't want her to come home

Because of a new development in the case, Sheridan returns to Whiterock. But when she's attacked a second time, it's only because of Jason's stepbrother, Cain Granger, that she survives--and Cain's the last person she wants to face. If not for their history, if not for her, Jason wouldn't have been in that parked car.

Cain knows that whoever killed his brother probably isn't a stranger at all. But figuring out that person's identity is easier said than done--especially since the killer seems to be taunting them both:

watch me.  I am almost positive that is the book. I have read the book you are referring to. His dog's wakes him up and he finds her beat up beside the grave she was going to be buried in.

Date Posted: 7/31/2012 7:54 PM ET
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YES!!!!!!!!  I KNOW thats it!  Thank you! Thank you!!!!!!  I am going to find this and keep it forever!  LOL

I love this club and thank you so much for helping me find this book!!!!!!!

Date Posted: 7/31/2012 8:40 PM ET
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YW! Usually I am no help at these things, but for some reason that book stuck with me and the minute I saw what you were looking for it came to me.  It was my fav out of that particular trilogy of hers.



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Date Posted: 7/31/2012 9:13 PM ET
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I need to get the other books in that trilogy, cause until your response I never realized it was a trilogy!  LOL  Looks like I need to find more books to add to my bookshelf and earn more credits, or just use my credit card to buy some.  LOL

Thanks again for your help!  :)

Date Posted: 7/31/2012 9:16 PM ET
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Yup - Trust Me and Stop Me.  Getting them on my Kindle Fire tomorrow - the next best thing when I run out of credits on here.  haha

Date Posted: 8/1/2012 9:01 AM ET
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Yep, I don't have an ereader, but ebooks are still seductive with their ease of use and cheap price. I have read more ebooks this year than ever. I read them on my PC. Novak's Stillwater trilogy was the first I had ever read from her and out of that one Clay's book was my absolute favorite.