Gabe McCord has always blamed himself for what happened to Tess. He had been a teenager when she was snatched from the group of children he was responsible for watching. Now Gabe has taken on the role of sheriff and hopes to shed new light on the cold case, especially given his growing feelings for Tess.
Tess isn't ready to recall what happened to her, and she has no intention of digging up any details that might remind her of the truth. But when another child in the town goes missing, she's certain it's related to her return to Cold Creek. Together,Tess and Gabe will have to work to unlock their painful memories in order to save another child and heal their damaged souls, for good…
A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Karen Harper is a former college English instructor (The Ohio State University) and high school literature and writing teacher. A lifelong Ohioan, Karen and her husband Don divide their time between the midwest and the southeast, both locations she has used in her books. Besides her American settings, Karen loves the British Isles, where her Scottish and English roots run deep, and where she has set many of her historical Tudor-era mysteries and her historical novels about real and dynamic British women. Karen's books have been published in many foreign languages and she won the Mary Higgins Clark Award for 2005.
This is a great mystery thriller and yes I was in need of one! Though I did guess the outcome pretty early one it was still great fun to puzzle along and find out if I was right in the end.
I really liked Tess. She has been trough a lot and is aware that she freaks out and why but still she is not a complete victim. Things have to happen so she dares to step up and try to make them happen.
The love story development was a bit weak and predictable. Though I did not really mind as I was enjoying the puzzle and excitement in the missing girls to much.
Author: Karen Harper
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA
Series: Cold Creek #1
Harlequin MIRA : various