After his wife's death, Morgan Spencer traveled to the Rocky Mountains with his infant daughter, Olivia. Two years later he's making plans to return to Santa Barbara. But during a Thanksgiving snowstorm, Morgan meets Quinn Riley. Estranged from her own family, Quinn is drawn to the loving Spencers. She worries, though, that her past and the man she once put behind bars will endanger her new friends. VERDICT In this follow-up to The Still of Night, Heitzmann reintroduces the Spencers, which will please her fans, while adding a multilayered tale of suspense to please Dee Henderson readers.[Page 70]. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Heitzmann (Secrets) reintroduces several familiar characters and brings in new ones in her latest romantic thriller. Author/entrepreneur Morgan Spencer is still reeling from the death of his wife and fully dedicated to his two-year-old daughter, Livie, but when Quinn Reilly walks into his life, he takes notice. Quinn, however, has other things on her mind, namely staying hidden from the man she put in jail who is now free and vowing to find her. As danger looms, Morgan offers Quinn a way out that presents its own danger--to her heart. Heitzmann weaves a many-layered tale that blends a lost father, a hidden basement, revenge, and love, all tied up nicely. Despite some awkward writing ("tears once again washed her emotive eyes, the starbursts seeming to scintillate"), Heitzmann keeps readers entertained and wondering when the next bit of drama will occur. Agent: Donald Maass, Donald Maass Literary Agency. (Nov.)[Page ]. Copyright 2012 PWxyz LLC