I rate this a steamy 4 Stars!

Synopsis by Goodreads:

Ella, sweet Ella, you were meant to be mine. You can’t begin to imagine all the things I want to do to you. When the time is right, I will come for you . . .

A series of hand-delivered letters leaves Ella scared for her life. Someone is watching her. Wanting her. Someone promising revenge.

Desperate for the nightmare to end, Ella will do anything to discover the truth. Even join forces with a man who comes with his own danger warning . .


My Review:

I didn’t expect that! This crime thriller turned out to be a complex STEAMY crime-thriller, oh yeah!

Barton gives us characters that would not look out of place in a major American Soap it reminded me a tiny bit of ‘Dallas’ the TV series, so many wonderful characters in the main family. Reading this book is like watching an episode and being left on a cliff hanger till next week. I was so excited to find out what was happening next.

An intriguing ‘who done it, way back and whose still doing it’. I genuinely could not guess what was going to happen and who was doing what. So many red herrings given out as truths to made me think ‘ah yes now I know who is doing it’, only to be given the slow smile to say ‘nope wrong again’!

Webb Porter an important man in an important family with secrets that cannot be hidden forever, Reed Conway a man who served 15 years for a murder he claims he did not commit, a town dismayed to see him now back amongst them, and now crimes happen which point a finger at him. Will anyone finally believe he is innocent? The only way to clear his name is to find the person who killed his stepfather and now wants him back in prison.

I love how there is everything in this book, murder, romance, sex, thrills, sex, did I say sex? Very steamy, I shan’t say more because I don’t want to give a spoiler, but that was a surprise I wasn’t expecting.

The pace is fast, the complexity of the plot easy to follow, the characters wonderfully irritating, nasty and nice, there is justice, injustice and tensions that create a cracking story.

Would I recommend it? Hell yes…

      “Y’all you just gotta read this book to get your pulse a racing and your mind a spinning!” 

Many thanks to the Publisher for a copy of this book via NetGalley in return for my honest review.

Paperback, 400 pages – Expected Publishing date 9th October 2014

Available now as Kindle edition

ISBN 1847561411 (ISBN13: 9781847561411)
Published Kindle Edition: August 2014
Published by: Harper Collins Uk, Avon