Don't miss the high-stakes police procedural thriller from USA TODAY bestselling author Debra Webb. Can the witness protection program keep her identity secret? After Allison James finally escapes her marriage to a monster, she becomes the star witness in the case against her deceased husband's powerful crime family. Now it's up to US Marshal Jaxson Stevens, Ali's ex-boyfriend, to keep the WITSEC widow safe. But as the danger escalates and sparks fly, will Jax be able to help Ali escape her ruthless in-laws? Discover more spine-tingling suspense in the Winchester, Tennessee Thriller series: In Self Defense The Dark Woods The Stranger Next Door The Safest Lies Witness Protection WidowFrom Harlequin Intrigue: Seek thrills. Solve crimes. Justice served.
I have to say that I think this one was my favorite so far in this series. Ali, (Allison James) is such a compelling character. Her strength of character makes her one of the strongest of heroines. After enduring years of abuse both physically and mentally, Ali is ready to put a stop to the monsters in her nightmare world. In making this decision she comes to terms that she might not survive and is willing to do what is needed to be done. But when she discovers that the new US Marshal that will be protecting her is Jaxson Stevens, the man she fell in love with years ago, she is not willing to put his life at risk.
When Jaxson Stevens discovers that the woman he fell in love with when he was just starting his career is the woman he is now to protect he has problems reconciling that girl with the woman that had been married to a monster. But there is one thing he is certain, he will keep her alive.
As the clock ticks down to the finale, Debra takes the time to "flesh out" these characters. Little by little she adds depth and strength as she tells Ali's story. Little by little you learn just how strong this quiet woman is. And little by little Jaxson becomes a hero we can root for.
Yep, I think, for now, this is my favorite. It isn't a heart-racing pounding thrill ride but a quiet look into the face of pure evil and coming out the other side.