In her stunning new novel, #1 New York Times
bestselling author Nora Roberts proves why no one is better "when
it comes to flawlessly fusing high-stakes suspense with red-hot
Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor,
studious, obedient Elizabeth Fitch finally let loose one night,
drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man's
seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore
Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives
alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance
security systems programmer, her own protection is supplemented by
a fierce dog and an assortment of firearms. She keeps to herself,
saying little, revealing nothing. Unfortunately, that seems to be
the quickest way to get attention in a tiny southern town.
The mystery of Abigail Lowery and her sharp mind, secretive
nature, and unromantic viewpoints intrigues local police chief
Brooks Gleason, on both a personal and professional level. And
while he suspects that Abigail needs protection from something,
Gleason is accustomed to two-bit troublemakers, not the powerful
and dangerous men who are about to have him in their sights.
And Abigail Lowery, who has built a life based on security and
self-control, is at risk of losing both.