"Great romantic suspense"
In Leaf Brook, New York, second grade teacher Julia
Talbot worries about the change in behavior of her favorite
student, Brian Stratford. Trained as a child psychologist,
Julia easily recognizes the pattern of depression from the
little boy who used to ooze life especially that from
a fastball and a curveball.
Brian?s Uncle Connor realizes that his brother's run
for senate is hampered by secrets that will destroy his
sibling, but is more anxious about the impact on his
beloved nephew. Connor, a successful venture capitalist,
leaves Manhattan to help Brian cope and to deter Julia from
interfering with his family. However, love blossoms
between Connor and Julia, but the different ways they try
to assist Brian leaves a permanent relationship seem
impossible. Worse yet the youngster is now missing.
Andrea Kane is known for her strong suspense tales
(historical and recently contemporary) and her current
novel, NO WAY OUT, attains the quality expected by her
fans. The story line is cleverly devised because the
characters including the potential villains (several are
possible as normally found in a mystery rather than
romantic suspense) come across as genuine individuals. The
squabbling lead couple provides the love and romance, but
what makes this modern day tale so outstanding is the
secondary cast who plays key roles propelling the plot to
its superb climax.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted October 7, 2001
Something is wrong with teacher Julia Talbot's favorite second-grader, the mayor's son Brian. Seeing the outgoing little boy become increasingly anxious and withdrawn, she suspects problems at home, inside the mansion of a high-profile political family. But even Julia doesn't know the real truth. Venture capitalist Connor Stratford, the boy's powerful uncle, does.
Intrigued by Julia, Connor plans a campaign of seduction designed to keep her from snooping-- and to get her into his bed. Yet Julia has already learned too much. As danger bears down on her like a runaway freight train, Brian vanishes, and a desperate hunt to find him draws Julia deeper into a family's secrets and an irresistible passion-- and closer to a place where a child's future, and her own fate, hang in the balance.
Genre: Mystery, Thriller