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He’s determined to uncover the truth behind a decades-old disappearance—even if it kills him.
When hotshot reporter Max Malone gets a rare shot of Buckmaster Hamilton with a blonde woman near Beartooth, Montana, he chases down one of the senator’s daughters to verify that the woman is his supposedly long-dead first wife. But Kat Hamilton won’t give him the time of day, let alone any information about her mother.
With his tousled blond hair, sexy stubble and an old straw cowboy hat topping off his long, lean frame, Kat can just tell Max isn’t used to female sources denying him anything. But when her own life is put in jeopardy, it’s Max who comes to her rescue. Seems someone is prepared to kill to keep the past in the past. Kat can’t deny she needs Max to find out what happened to her mother, but will getting closer and closer to each other lead them to the truth…or to danger?
Praise for B.J. Daniels
“Daniels has succeeded in joining the ranks of mystery masters.” —Fresh Fiction
“Daniels is truly an expert at Western romantic suspense.”
—RT Book Reviews on Atonement
“Fans of Western romantic suspense will relish Daniels’s tale of clandestine love played out in a small town on the Great Plains.” —Booklist on Unforgiven
“Romantic suspense that will keep readers guessing. If you like Longmire, this is the book for you.” —RT Book Reviews on Forsaken
While Max Malone’s appeal is evident right away, Kat Hamilton’s is not. But I can buy his attraction to her since every other woman is easily taken in by his charms. Thankfully, these two are the meat and potatoes of this novel because the rest of the characters annoy me: the thick-headed senator, the petty current wife, the shady former wife, the former wife’s clueless lover, even the sisters. I can’t put my finger on what makes them less realistic and interesting to me than Max and Kat, but don’t let me sway you. And while the premise is a bit fantastical for me (sort of like a wimpier “Long Kiss Good Night”), it really got my wheels turning in trying to figure out exactly who Sarah Johnson is and who is responsible for all the murders and threats. Daniels weaves an exciting tale and I stayed up all night to finish it. Proceed with caution though. As one of the characters from my favorite TV shows says, “Loose ends make my ass itch.”
New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author B.J. Daniels lives in Montana with her husband, Parker, and three springer spaniels, Spot, Jem and Ace. When she isn’t writing, she quilts, snowboards, camps, boats and plays tennis.
You can write to B.J. Daniels at PO Box 1173, Malta, MT 59538, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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