From Publishers Weekly
Appearances can be deceptive, as a police chief learns when he meets a famous actress. Abby Langford has left her career and ex-husband behind in L.A. to return to her hometown of Harrington, Minn., with her nine-year-old daughter, Maddie. While cleaning out the home she recently purchased, Abby discovers a blood-stained knife. When police chief Josh Kincaid arrives to investigate, he assumes Abby staged the discovery as a publicity stunt. Josh's bitter divorce has left him mistrustful of women and convinced that Abby is the scheming adulterer portrayed in the tabloids. But Josh is forced to re-evaluate his opinion when a stalker begins sending Abby threatening notes. The romantic tension culminates in sizzling, satisfying love scenes as the reader tries to guess the stalker's identity. Both Abby and Josh seem to have almost insurmountable issues trusting one another, making the likelihood of a longterm relationship less believable. Nevertheless, the intense eroticism and multitude of red herrings create a fast-paced satisfying novel of romantic suspense.
In Miller’s engaging romantic-suspense novel, newly retired soap-opera-star Abby Langford returns to the small Minnesota town of her childhood and ends up buying a house rife with secrets. First she finds a bloody knife hidden in a sliding door; then she dreams about a murder and finds a bloodstain under the carpet. Abby just wants a new start for herself and her daughter, Maddie, and her adoptive family lends support. But when she begins receiving death threats, Josh, the police chief, thinks it is all just a publicity stunt. After spending some time with Abby, however, Josh begins to fall for her, and she for him. Their conflict and flirtation turn into a sensual emotional connection readers will be drawn into, even as the threats escalate into actual attempts on her life. This RWA Golden Heart–winning title is sure to please romantic-suspense fans who enjoy Sandra Brown and Catherine Coulter, and who are looking for a new author. --Amy Alessio