This is one of my fav. books by Nora Roberts. If you are not a fan of romantic suspense genre, you might want to skip this book.
“She stood in the deep, dark woods, breath shallow and cold prickling over her skin despite the hot, heavy air. She took a step back, then two, as the urge to run fell over her.”
Naomi Bowes lost her innocence the night she followed her father into the woods. In freeing the girl trapped in the root cellar, Naomi revealed the horrible extent of her father’s crimes and made him infamous. No matter how close she gets to happiness, she can’t outrun the sins of Thomas David Bowes.
Now a successful photographer living under the name Naomi Carson, she has found a place that calls to her, a rambling old house in need of repair, thousands of miles away from everything she’s ever known. Naomi wants to embrace the solitude, but the kindly residents of Sunrise Cove keep forcing her to open up—especially the determined Xander Keaton.
Naomi can feel her defenses failing, and knows that the connection her new life offers is something she’s always secretly craved. But the sins of her father can become an obsession, and, as she’s learned time and again, her past is never more than a nightmare away.
Before I go further, this book contains violence like kidnapping, raping and stalking.
This book is about this photographer named Naomi who witness a hideous crime committed by her father. Despite that she managed to save the latest victim from her father’s clutches, Naomi and her brother had a hard time adjusting their lives when people found out who they are and start attacking them. Naomi and Mason are taken in by their uncle Seth who also helped raised them when their mother is mentally unwell. Years passed and Naomi did not settle down at any state and country. Until one day, she decided to purchase a house at Sunrise Cove. But happiness is short lived when there’s a missing woman in Sunrise Cove. And Naomi is shocked and upset when she learned that someone managed to learn about her past and her relationship with the century’s most notorious serial killer.
Take time to read and pay attention to some details. It might help when solving the “WHO is the perp?”