Ms. Bush brings readers an action-filled page turner. This was a great story and showcases the author’s excellence. It will keep you on the edge of your seat. Like other Nancy Bush titles, this one I didn't want to put down until I got to the ending. I am looking forward to the next book, Nowhere to Hide, about Auggie's sister. It’s due out in September. You can’t go wrong by picking up a Nancy Bush romantic suspense.
On Olivia Dugan's sixth birthday she finds her mother hanging in their kitchen. At the same time there was a serial killer in their town. Several of the bodies were found in the field behind her house. Olivia and her younger brother went to live with her father. Her brother suffers from mental illness and Olivia herself suffers from a little paranoia. Everyone has always told her that her mother took her own life, but now that she is older she doesn't believe it.
It seems that Olivia's mother left a package with a lawyer to be delivered on her twenty-fifth birthday. Not wanting anyone to know where she lives, she has it delivered to her work address. Olivia leaves the office to go out to lunch. She comes back to find everyone dead. It seems that someone came in and shot each of the employees. Olivia believes that the shooter was after her and the package her mother sent her. Olivia takes off.
Detective August "Auggie" Rafferty is ready for some time off after coming home from being undercover in another state. His boss calls and asks him to watch for Olivia and to bring her in so that they can question her. Auggie spots Olivia going into a coffee shop. Image his surprise when Olivia carjacks him and takes him hostage.
After listening to her story and seeing the package that was sent by her mother, Auggie believes her. He talks her into letting him help her, but he never tells her that he is a cop. Olivia doesn't believe she can trust the police. Will Auggie be able to help her and keep her safe? As they find themselves drawing closer to each other, will Auggie be able to forgive for not telling her that he is a police officer?
When Liv Dugan ducks out of work for lunch, it's just an ordinary day. When she returns, she stumbles onto a massacre. All her colleagues at Zuma Software have been shot. Only luck has left Liv unscathed, and that might be running out. Liv suspects the shootings are tied to her past - and to the package she recently received from her long-dead adoptive mother. Sensing she's being followed, Liv jumps into a stranger's car and orders him to drive. Her "hostage" complies, listening carefully as her story unwinds. Skeptical at first, he ultimately begins to believe all Liv's fears are justified. Together, Liv and her unlikely confidant try to uncover the truth about her adoptive family, her birth parents, and her troubled childhood. Because somewhere in Liv's past is a secret worth killing for, and a nightmare she can never outrun.