Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Stranger in a Small Town by Kerry Connor

Harlequin Intrigue #1207
May 2010

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Maggie Harper is determined to restore the old house that her grandparents built, but she meets with much resistance from the citizens of Fremont. One thing they don't want to see is this house rebuilt. There are way too many bad memories including the murder of a married couple thirty years ago. A murder which left their young sons orphaned and thrown into the foster care system. The town wants to put the murder out of their minds, but they can't do that as long as Maggie insists on digging around in the past.

John Samuels wanders into town and applies for a job helping Maggie fix up the house. With no one else offering their assistance, she hires John, but not without some reservations. She can't help wonder what secrets this man possesses and how he really learned about her project.

It doesn't take long before Maggie starts receiving threats, but she doesn't let that stop her plans. She's determined to restore the home that once belonged to her grandparents, but is it worth her life?

John vows to protect Maggie, but he needs to learn a few things himself. For reasons he refuses to say, he won't rest until he learns who committed the murders all those years ago and why. His life, as well as Maggie's, depends on it.

This story has everything I love in a romantic suspense - secrets from the past, a hero and heroine I grew to love, and even a spooky old house. It's been awhile since I read a Harlequin Intrigue and I missed them. I couldn't put this book down. It kept me guessing until the last chapter. Just when I thought I figured it all out, I realized I jumped to all the wrong conclusions. This is a real page-turner.

1 comment:

  1. All the wrong conclusions, then it must be good, I am a pretty good guesser, but a good book should have me wondering and guessing wrong ;)


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