"improved rewrite of a solid romantic suspense"
In Oregon, sixteen years ago someone killed Harley
Taggert. Influential business mogul Dutch Holland bribed
law enforcement officials to close the case because he
feared one of his three daughters was the murderer event
though he had no idea which one committed the act.
Dutch plans to run for governor and wants all family
secrets out in the open. He calls his three adult children
to his home and asks who killed Harley. DA lawyer Miranda
denies any involvement. Mother of two children Claire,
recovering from a divorce from a pervert-rapist spouse,
also says she had nothing to do with the homicide. The
youngest Tessa the rebel tells her dad to stick it.
Expecting no more, Dutch hires private detective Frank
Petrillo to investigate at the same time that local bad boy
turned international journalist Kane Moran has come home to
write a book about the murder.
This is an improved rewrite of a solid romantic suspense
tale released in the nineties that shows sometimes if it
isn't broke, it still may be worth bettering it. Lisa
Jackson shows how confident and clever she has become as an
author as motives are stronger and easier to understand
leading to a more powerful and deeper cast as well as a
different climax. Fans of the author and those who enjoy a
taut romantic suspense thriller will shout aloud how good
this one is, but as a bonus get a copy of the very well
written mid 1990s version (don't say a word about storage)
to see the maturity of a rising star.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 8, 2003