October 1, 2001
October 1, 2001
Nine years after leaving in disgrace, Olivia Morrison is coming home again with her eight-year-old, Sara, to put things right with the Archer clan. But there is no welcome for the prodigal daughter at the lavish Louisiana estate.
Her stepcousin, Seth, once her only comfort, is icy, dangerously attractive — and engaged. Her formidable stepgrandfather collapses with a heart attack at the sight of her, gasping her dead mother’s name: “Selena!”
The bayou echoes with memories of her mother’s mysterious death. Suicide by drowning, they said. But Olivia’s terrifying nightmares suggest another story. She is determined to learn the truth, and to face a newly ignited passion for Seth, who is too close for comfort, despite his vows.
When a new danger threatens her and her daughter, Olivia must find the courage to confront her old demons ... and uncover a shocking secret buried in the long-forgotten past....
Olivia "Livvy" Archer Morrison returns with her little girl to her childhood home on a northern Louisiana plantation only to be tortured by nightmares of her mother's violent death. As the intricacies of her mother's fate unfold, a subplot delves into the multiple murders committed 20 years ago by a serial killer who preys on young girls and then stuffs their mangled bodies like wild game. The mystery, of course, lies in how the two plots interconnect. In the meantime, love blossoms between Livvy and her stepcousin Seth Archer, a scion of the Archer clan who played the role of a bossy brother figure to Livvy when they were children. Only with his help will the terrors of the past leave Livvy and her young daughter unharmed.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Subgenre: Romance, General, Legal + Courtroom + Crime, Peoples + Cultures, Psychology, Settings, Family + Friendship, Religion + Beliefs
- Language: English
- Author: Karen Robards
- Online Item #: 12084454
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-35-3242
- ISBN: 9780440225072
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported