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The masterful prose of White’s (A DARK LURE) latest tale takes the reader on a dark path in search of redemption. The mood and tone are murky and depressing, but honest in their search through the past and into the present for the truth. Detective Rebecca North returns to her hometown when summoned after the news of her father’s suicide, but she just does not believe that the former cop killed himself. Is a serial killer at work or was it just an accident? A cast of beautifully described characters makes this book stand out from the crowd. Emily Sutton-Smiths narration is distinct, drawing out the nuances of touch women in bad situations. Her inflections breathe life into the characters. VERDICT Recommended to fans of thrillers and female detectives. 

                                           - Library Journal

“A must read, A Dark Lure is gritty, dark romantic suspense at its best. A damaged yet resilient heroine, a deeply conflicted cop,

and a truly terrifying villain collide in a stunning conclusion that will leave you breathless.”

Melinda Leigh, Wall Street Journal bestselling

author of Secrets Never Die


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Twelve years ago, Sarah Baker was abducted by the Watt Lake Killer and sexually assaulted for months before managing to escape. The killer was caught, but Sarah lost everything: her marriage, her child, and the life she loved.

Struggling with PTSD, Sarah changes her name to Olivia West and finds sanctuary working on Broken Bar Ranch. But as her scars finally begin to heal, a cop involved with her horrific case remains convinced the Watt Lake Killer is still out there. He sets a lure for the murderer, and a fresh body is discovered. Now Olivia must face the impossible—could the butcher be back, this time to finish the job?

As a frigid winter isolates the ranch, only one person can help Olivia: Cole McDonough, a writer, adventurer, and ranch heir who stirs long-dormant feelings in her.


But this time, Olivia’s determination to shut out her past may destroy more than her chance at love. It could cost her her life.

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