While driving to a charming village tucked away deep in the Cascade Mountains of eastern Washington, where she is to begin a new job teaching high school English, Katrina Burton picks up a young hitchhiker who turns out to be drunk and predatory. Fearful for her safety, she lies about her destination in order to get him out of the car. But when she later discovers that he is a teacher at the same school, she finds herself feeding that initial lie with more lies. Then Katrina meets a mysterious man . Handsome, charismatic and strong, he is exactly what she needs to extricate her from the expanding network of lies, now spinning out of control. She falls fast and hard for him. But her perfect solution soon becomes a nightmare that lands her in the middle of a grisly murder. And Katrina’s problems don’t stop there. She must decide whether to betray her new love or to cover up the murder and hope for the best.
The story starts off with an atmospheric scenario. I was immersed throughout, the pace moved up notches right up to the ending where a highly tense situation takes place. He’s created a suspenseful murder tale of what could happen to a young woman when she moves to a closed knitted town to teach and starts a lie. Then another person lies and then another and before you know it, you find yourself in a whole heap of trouble.
“Hell, this was all because of a lie gone wrong.”
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