"Leigh has created a nail-bitingly suspenseful romance novel that’s sure to put your manicure in danger." — Booklist
"Don't start this book before bed unless you enjoy sleeping with one eye open! Murderous twists and dramatic turns keep you guessing throughout — and with a small town full of hateful, secretive people, the list of suspects is lengthy. The highly suspenseful plot spans decades, pulling secrets from the past and melding them with the present, and is paired with a steamy romance that explores vulnerability, passion and trust." — RT Book Reviews
, 4 stars (HOT)
"I was so enthralled with the story line that I read this book in two days...Ms. Leigh is a very gifted suspense writer and I will be looking for more of her books." — Night Owl Reviews, 4 1/2 Star Top Pick
"I love the way Melinda [Leigh] tells a story. I now know when I pick up one of her books that I just need to set a day aside. I have to read her books in one sitting. I can't put them down. She paints the pictures for the setting so perfectly that as a reader I feel like I am there alongside of her characters." — The Jeep Diva, (5 stars)
From Publishers Weekly
Relentless tension builds to a riveting crescendo in Leigh’s romantic thriller even as sparks ignite between Westbury, Pa., police chief Mike O’Connell and plucky farmer Rachel Parker. Rachel receives an urgent phone call from her sister, Sarah, and dashes over to confront Sarah’s abusive husband, Troy. Chief Mike comes to the rescue just as Troy lands a direct hit to Rachel’s face. The injury is the least of Rachel’s problems; somebody is trying every threatening means possible to drive her off the family farm that she’s only recently returned to. As the threats escalate from graffiti to murder attempts, Mike decides he must protect Rachel 24/7, at the expense of his job if need be. A subplot involving local graft and corruption intensifies Mike’s stress while ramping up the conflict. Leigh (She Can Run
) easily juggles multiple story lines, romance, and suspense.