Shadow Lover Author:Anne Stuart A woman holds vigil over her wealthy dying stepmother. Tensions--already high with greedy relatives--are further strained by the appearance of the dying woman's long-lost son, who ran away 18 years ago. His mother greets him with joy, the relatives with resentment, but the woman alone knows he is hiding something: he is not who he says he is. ... more » As she uncovers secrets and deceptions of the past and present, she knows only one thing in her heart--that the seductive power of this mysterious stranger may be more dangerous than she thinks.« less
Carolyn Smith is the foster child of Sally McCall. At Sally's death bed, Carolyn is shocked by the reappearance of Alex McCall, Sally's son. Carolyn is sure that Alex was killed 18 years ago. Why is this imposter here now? Is he in fact an imposter?
These questions are explored with Stuart's ususal suspense and sensuality. A good, quick read.
Anne Stuart is one of my favorite authors; however, I like her earlier books better than the more recent ones, which tend to be a little "dark". This one is worth reading, but I didn't put it on my keeper shelves.