"A hauntingly unforgettable contemporary"
Kyra Aimes is a widow who owns an auto dismantling business
left to her by her dead husband. Her husband was a gambler
who accumulated a mountain of debts before he died. She is
desperately struggling to keep her head above water. Randon
Bolton is a drifter who has been on his own since the death
of his parents when he was 17. He doesn't want any ties or
emotional entanglements. He comes to Kyra's wrecking yard
in search of old cars needed for the set of a movie he is
This is the story of Randon dealing with the illness of a
sister he has seldom seen. It is about his struggle to let
himself be emotionally available to his sister and,
eventually to Kyra.
Kyra and Randon also become caught up in investigating the
mysterious deaths of two teenage sweethearts whose ghosts
inhabit a 1955 Ford Fairlane that appears on Kyra's lot one
The characters and dialogue were well written. The people
came across as genuine and believable. Kyra's struggle to
accept what Randon had to offer her, and not expect more
than he could give was touching. There didn't seem to be a
strong basis for Randon's fear of commitment, however, and
his capitulation seemed a little abrupt. I would have like
to have seen more of his inner struggle and thought
processes that lead up to his acceptance of Kyra.
The romance and hopelessness of the secondary characters of
the teenage ghosts (Laura and Johnny) was a touching
addition to the story. All in all this is a very pleasant
and "unforgettable" read.
Reviewed by Janice Bennett
Posted June 25, 2002
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 11, 2006