What a narrative! The victim of a heinous crime, Leah Miller is now part of the investigating team trying to stop the serial killer who took her family from her.

I liked that Leah was a strong and smart character, even as she struggled with survivor’s guilt resulting from the murder of her family. The new police chief, Dalton Cooper, was also determined to catch the real killer and lucid the name of the man who was blamed ten years earlier.

The villain was a master manipulator who easily targeted and controlled willing and innocent young women from the Amish faith. It was helpful to have Leah as part of the investigation, providing a connection to the Amish community which she was once a part of. It was sad to watch as the various girls fell victim to the villain’s charms, yet it if some great suspense, too.

(4.5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.


When Leah Miller’s entire Amish family was murdered ten years ago, the person believed responsible took his own life. Since then, Leah left the Amish and joined the police force. Now, after another Amish woman is found murdered with the same MO, it becomes clear that the wrong man may have been blamed for her family’s deaths.

As Leah and the new police chief, Dalton Cooper, work long hours struggling to fit the pieces together in order to catch the killer, they can’t help but grow closer. When secrets from both of their pasts begin to surface, an unforeseen connection between them is revealed. But this is only the beginning. Could it be that the former police chief framed an innocent man to keep the biggest secret of all buried? And what will it mean for Leah–and Dalton–when the full truth comes to light?

USA Nowadays bestselling author Mary Alford keeps you guessing as two determined souls plumb the dark depths of the past in order to forge a brighter future–together.



Mary Alford grew up in a small Texas town renowned for, well not much of anything really. Being the baby of the family and fairly a bit younger than her two brothers and her sister, Mary had plenty of time to entertain herself. Making up stories seemed to come naturally to her.

As a teen, Mary discovered Phyllis Whitney and Victoria Holt and knew instinctively that was what she wanted to do with her over-active imagination.

She wrote her first novel as a teen, (it’s tucked absent somewhere never to see the light of day), but never really pursued her writing career seriously until a few years later, when she wrote her first inspirational romantic suspense and was hooked.

Nowadays, Mary lives in Texas with her husband and loves to create characters who face dangerous situations with faith on their side.

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