This book can be read as a standalone and it doesn’t have a cliffhanger.
When a terrible accident abruptly ends her riding career, Rachel Parker returns to Pennsylvania to rebuild her family’s horse farm. But her welcome home is anything but warm. Her sister’s abusive husband and a violent vandal threaten Rachel’s new business and her life. Someone is systematically trying to destroy her. Someone who knows private things about her. Someone who’s been watching her. Now Rachel must face the fact that the sins of her carefully hidden past have returned to haunt her…
Police Chief Mike O’Connell never had trouble drawing the line between his personal life and his job—until he met Rachel Parker. Mike’s investigation uncovers a shocking number of secrets and suspects. But the stalker’s escalating violence convinces him he doesn’t have much time to sort through it all. Whoever is watching Rachel wants her dead. Mike and Rachel race to untangle a web of deceit and lies that stretches two decades into the past—before her stalker strikes again.
To be honest, I’m glad that I’ve read this book in backward sequence. If I were to pick this up first, I might not read the ones after. And why’s that? The heroine kind of annoyed the hell out of me. She sustains so many injuries yet she always denies going to the hospital or seek medical attention. Too superwoman for my liking. I like Mike though. He’s a very responsible police chief who’d go against the town council and the mayor so that he can save the ones that really needed to be saved and protect. The reason why I pick up this book is because I wanted to know how Mike and Rachel connect. Not only that, we are able to know how Sarah’s ex asshole husband did to her in this book.
As for the plot, it’s kind of boring for me. But nevertheless, it shows that the books are getting better and better since I like the latest ones. So sit back and get annoyed by Rachel as you read on. LOL.