Now I could have shown you a cup of tea or coffee, a glass of water or juice. I nearly took a photo of the pack of water bottles, but somehow I think you have come to expect me to be drinking wine! This is our wine rack, we tend to buy our wine online and have it delivered which is why there is quite so much! That's my excuse anyway.
"Abigail Lowery has a dark and terrifying secret. Aged just sixteen, she witnessed a shocking mafia murder. Narrowly escaping with her life, she was forced to leave her old identity, even her real name, behind for good.
Fifteen years later Abigail is still hiding from the world, a semi-recluse in the quiet, rural town of Bickford, Arkansas. She has convinced herself that this is all she needs: peace, safety...and her guard dog Bert.
But Brooks Gleason, the local chief of police, has other ideas. Abigail intrigues him, and he'd like nothing better than to break through the walls she has built around herself. His persistence and detrmination to uncover the truth is unsettling, exciting and dnagerous One way or another, it will change both their lives for ever."
I really enjoyed reading this book. It's a thriller and a love story, the characters are recognisable if a little 'small town' stereptypical. However, you soon come to really care about what happens to them all. It's cleverly written because the suspense is underplayed, making it even more tense. There are also a number of sub-plots which run through the book giving a little colour and some light relief from the tension of the main story.
The suspense builds right to the end, keeping you guessing the outcome right to the last few pages. I didn't get it finished last night and had to bring it down to breakfast to find out what finally happened!