Chris Judge is an undercover cop on the edge who has lost everything. Suffering from burnout, he is contemplating taking his life. Ashley Marin survived a kidnapping several years earlier, and was rescued after three harrowing months by a less jaded and much younger Chris.
Now Ashley's daughter is missing, and since she is not sure who she can trust, the only person she can turn to is Chris. She is convinced that the same culprits that kidnapped her are behind Lauren's disappearance. When he reluctantly returns to Colorado to assist in solving the kidnapping, Chris finds a new purpose and a new possible love, as he and Ashley join forces with the clock ticking to locate Lauren and bring her home.
This is a taut and suspenseful story with a couple so damaged by the past that it will take a miracle for them to find Lauren and heal their own wounds. Erickson keeps the story tight and the tension in overdrive, resulting in a satisfying conclusion.
When Ashley Marin desperately needs a knight in shining armor, the first person she thinks to call upon is the man who was that for her twenty years ago, Chris Judge. As a girl, she had been kidnapped, and Chris was there for her, rescuing her from the maniac who had imprisoned her in a mine. Now, when her attacker is back, this time taking her only daughter, Chris is her hope.
Ironically, her call comes just as Chris has given up all hope and is considering ending it all. His marriage is gone, his career wrecked by lies, and there seems to be nothing good in life. Then, Ashley needs him, and this soul scarred man finds a new purpose in life, and a love he had never imagined he would have.
As they play the desperate game of cat and mouse with Lauren\'s kidnapper, Chris and Ashley find themselves falling in love. They also uncover a much more diabolical plan is in the works to cause Ashley even more pain.
***** This tale is at once suspenseful and touching. It has all the good old fashioned romance you could hope for and is also refreshingly new. The plot twists will keep you just as chilled as the title implies. *****
Reviewed by Amanda Killgore.
As a young girl, Ashley Marin was kidnapped and held for months in an abandoned mine. Now, 20 years later, she must relive her worst nightmare.... Because her tormenter has been paroled. And Ashley's 15 year old daughter is missing.
From back cover.
Great book! The first one that I've read by Erickson. Must read! Ashley and Chris search for Ashley's daughter, Lauren, who has been kidnapped. You'll be surprised who the kidnapper is too..
first one i'd tried of hers, she's very good!
As a young girl, Ashley Marin was kidnapped and held for months in an abandoned mine, high in the Colorado Rockies. Now, twenty years later, she must relive her worst nightmare...
Because her tormenter has been paroled. And Ashley's fifteen-year-old daughter, Lauren, is missing.
Chris Judge was there the night Ashley was rescued. That event changed his life and was the reason he became a police officer. Now, he's retired, divorced, and disillusioned, but he has never forgotten Ashley. And now, she needs his help more than ever. As they desperately search for her daughter, every step closer leads back to the past. And only one thing is certain...somewhere deep in the cold, the kidnapper is ready and waiting.