Author: Melinda Leigh
Series: She Can Series (Book 4)
Publication: Montlake Romance (March 18, 2014)
Description: From the moment Officer Ethan Hale pulls Abby Foster from icy waters, he senses there’s more to her than meets the eye. Abby has no memory of the accident that submerged her car in the frozen river. Three years ago, Abby was kidnapped and abandoned in a well for a week. The botched police investigation nearly killed her. Abby had moved to the mountains of Pennsylvania for a fresh start, but when it becomes clear that this car crash wasn’t an accident, she knows the violence from her past has caught up with her.
But Abby’s former assailant was convicted and imprisoned, so who else wants her dead?
Ethan uncovers a fresh string of murders tied to Abby’s past. Someone is trying to kill her, and this time the stalker seems determined to finish the task. As the killer grows bolder, Abby begins to trust Ethan enough to share the truth, her heart, and her life. But to stop the murders, Ethan must make a decision that could jeopardize it all.
My Thoughts: SHE CAN HIDE was a chilling suspense novel that made me keep checking that the doors were locked and my cell phone was charged. Abby Foster had been hoping to start a new life after being kidnapped and abandoned in an old well. But it looks like whoever wanted her dead isn't ready to give up.
The story begins with Abby waking up in her car which has been driven into an icy river. She gets out but needs police officer Ethan Hale to complete the rescue. Abby has no idea how she got to the river or what happened to her in the two hours since she left work to do some running. Ethan wants to help her but her previous experience with the police keeps her from trusting him.
Soon Ethan and Abby are on the trail but they keep finding dead bodies along their path. Someone really doesn't want Abby to find out who is trying to kill her. Paralleling this story is the story of Abby's young neighbor Derek who lives with his alcoholic mother and her sleazy, scary boyfriend. He also has good reason not to be very trusting and to be especially wary of the police and anyone from the foster care system.
We also get part of the story from the viewpoint of mobster Ryland Valentine who is trying to come clean and go legitimate in his old age and who has sent out his henchman to clean up loose ends.
This was an excellent thriller and a great romance too. I liked the way Abby began to learn that she could trust Ethan. And I really loved Ethan who besides being gorgeous is also a world-class nice guy. Fans of romantic suspense won't want to miss this story.
Ethan lifted her chin with a finger. "Abby, you know you can trust me. I would never hurt you."I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. You can buy your copy here.
"I know." She smiled. "I'm an excellent poker player, and my favorite color is blue."
"This afternoon you said you wanted to know more about me."
"I do." Longing unfurled in Ethan's chest. He wanted to know everything about her. "Tell me more."