A decade ago, sculptor Clare Kimball fled Emmitsboro, Maryland, to take the art world by storm. Now she's celebrated as the artist of her generation. But no amount of success can eclipse the nightmares that haunt her - or the memories of her father's suicide. Just as her star is shining brighter than ever, Clare leaves it all behind to face her demons.
Emmitsboro sheriff Cameron Rafferty loved Clare from afar all through high school. Now that she's back, they form a bond that grows stronger each day - fueled by an attraction that's been simmering for years. But Clare's past soon rises up with a vengeance, rocking the town with a sinister murder that is clearly linked to her return. As an investigation gets under way, Clare and Cameron will learn that evil can linger anywhere...even in those you love and trust the most. But it's a discovery that may come too late to save them.
I go back and forth with this book. The last part really took away from the ending I wanted and should have gotten. Min Atherton bugged me but there were other characters who were so promising, but kind of relegated to the background - like Alice. Loved her!
But I did like the book. There was romance, suspense, mystery & the creep factor. It's funny how things have changed over the decades though! I remember reading this back in the 90s and liking it, but reading it this time I just found it funny how many chain smokers there were! I can't think of any current books where the main characters smoke anymore.