Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages – Publisher: Forever (June 1, 2008 ) – Language: English – ISBN-10: 044617856X – ISBN-13: 978-0446178563
Back of the book reads:
You Never See It Coming.
A journalist who adopted a troubled teen, Madison Wade has tackled many challenges – but never one like this. Leaving Philadelphia for a small Southern town to give her son a better life, she’s now in a tightly knit community that won’t accept her big-city ways and Ethan’s less-than-perfect past. When he’s finally invited on a camping trip, it turns into a nightmare – and Ethan is suspected of murder.
You’ll Never Have A Chance.
Sheriff Gabe Wyatt doesn’t want to believe this kid is guilty. He’s falling in love with Ethan’s beautiful, sophisticated, and generous mother, the first woman who has ever awakened the tender side of this tough lawman. But he can’t ignore evidence, even if it keeps him from getting clost to the woman he longs to protect, even if it drives this fierce mother to track down the murderer herself – and on one terrible night, come fact-to-face with her darkest fears.
22-Jun-08 to 25-Jun-08
Review: Pretty Good Suspense!
I thought the book was great! Lots of suspense and wondering ‘whodunnit’. Mind you, I had an idea of who it was about halfway through the book, and even though my hunch was right, it was still good.
I liked the characters. Maddie is a strong woman with a mind of her own, goes along with her own personal drum and does the best she can with a teen who’s been by himself too long. She manages to reach into Ethan in a way I don’t think many can, with her ‘no bull’ pact she makes with Ethan. Even though he was adopted, you could almost swear that Ethan was Maddie’s son in every way/shape/form.
Ethan is your typical teenager, but there’s more depth to him than what you’d expect. Seeing as you get snips of his past, you understand why he is the way he is, and I think he’s a great kid.
Gabe is your typical sheriff who will do anything to protect those he cares about, even holding out facts until the very end. I loved the banter between Gabe and Maddie – much of it reminded me of my husband and myself, LOL! It was terrific!
I thought it was great and I believe I’ll be picking up more from this author.