A decade ago, eight-year-old Aubree Lansing peeked from her hiding place in the closet and saw the unthinkable: a dead body on her bedroom floor and a man standing close by with a gun in his bloodstained hands. A man she called daddy.
Aubree's courageous testimony during the murder trial led to a hefty prison sentence for Stone Lansing — and placed a heavy weight on his daughter's heart. When Aubree's mother married Reginald Kern, one of Stone's former defense attorneys, and the new family welcomed the birth of twins, it seemed that Aubree had left her tragic past behind. But at age eighteen, her nightmare suddenly resumes: Stone Lansing is out of prison, and he's looking for the daughter whose words sent him there. In the wake of a death threat, Aubree flees with her twin half-siblings aboard the cruise ship Stargazer and finds protection in the care of its young sea captain. But there's more than one menace closing in on Aubree, as the cold tide of engeance threatens to drag her under.
Clair does a great job of weaving a romance into a crime novel. He keeps us on our toes wondering what will happen next. No dull, boring, or drawn-out filler paragraphs.
I agree with Jill; the reader for the audio version wasn't good. I listened to the prologue and then switched over to the paperback. I'm so glad I did because I couldn't put it down. Poulson doesn't waste time building the suspense, he just jumps right in. There are a few grammatical errors and a couple of spots were the structure of the sentence felt strange, but other then that, it was a great read.
Very disappointed in the reader of this audio book. She makes the book sound like a cheap novel and because of that it is diffficult to want to hear more. We love Clair Poulson books but we're not sure we can even finish hearing the book. Is this a new reader for Covenant Communications? I have to ask, did anyone listen to this before it was sold to the public? We listen to lots and lots of audio books and this one I wouldn't recommend to anyone.