"Exciting investigative romance"
In 1995 Tyler, Texas, metal sculptor Bay Butler works late
on completing the "iron maiden" gate for client Madeleine
Ridgeway. However, someone viciously kills her business
partner Glenn English in their studio. The police arrest
Bay, who is convicted on weak circumstantial evidence and
sent to Gatesville Women Penitentiary.
Just under six years later, Madeleine sends her lawyer Lyle
Gessler with new evidence that vacates the conviction and
frees Bay. However, instead of freedom, Bay finds her
benefactor Madeleine demands she attend the ministry she
runs. At the same time, Bay meets Detective Jack Burke,
who has not slept well since the conviction. Needing to
know the truth and not accepting Gessler's version, Bay
plans to investigate, but Burke wants to help her. As they
fall in love, they begin to uncover a town without pity run
by blood money.
NO SANCTUARY is an exciting investigative romance that
works on several levels, but especially when Bay and Jack
share a scene, whether that it is fighting, inquiries, or
falling in love. The conspiracy climax seems a bit thin,
but the lead couple more than just makes up for that. Fans
of taut small town Texas romantic suspense will find
sanctuary in Helen R. Myers' latest thriller.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 10, 2003