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Secrets, betrayal, and a mysterious family history plague the heroine in the latest novel from New York Times -bestselling author Karen Robards.

The past is never over. It just gets dusty.

Lisa Shewmaker was a rising star in a prestigious law firm in Lexington, Kentucky; that is, until the firm went bankrupt and she lost her job. With an ailing mother to care for, Lisa takes the first position she can find: research assistant to District Attorney Scott Buchanan. Scott is as disagreeable as he is sexy, and Lisa suspects the only reason she got the job is because of her privileged upbringing as the daughter of a wealthy federal judge.

While reviewing cold cases in the Fayette County courthouse, a particularly thick manila envelope draws Lisa's attention. The details of the case are engrossing: An entire family--father, mother, and two children--disappeared more than twenty-eight years ago. Except that's not all: The mother in the photo could have been Lisa's twin, and the toddler in the picture bears an uncanny resemblance to Lisa herself. Before Lisa can learn more about her past, a series of catastrophes strike close to home. Lisa confides in Scott, and their relationship develops into something completely different. Together Lisa and Scott unravel a terrifying web of criminal connections that could destroy the very fabric of Lisa's life--if she lives long enough, that is.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2010.
ISBN: 9780399156274
Characteristics: 388 pages ;,24 cm.


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Apr 20, 2018

This plot could have a lot of twists & turns and full of suspense but it doesn't have anything.
It's a weak love story between worker and boss.

Aug 21, 2015

I loved this book and this author has become one of my favorites!

dossiere Aug 07, 2014

so predictable, i could not even finish it.

booklady1 Jan 22, 2014

It was a good read.

Mar 08, 2013

As usual with almost all of Karen Robards books...loved it!!

Jun 19, 2011

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. More like her books written before 2000. Good twist to the mystery. If you like this then read "The Switch"

Sep 22, 2010

Robards should really stick to historical romance. This book was lame.

Aug 14, 2010

BORING BOOK.....the only suspensful part was the last 6 chapters.

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