The Smoky Mountains are the setting for this suspenseful
romance in which Gwen Anderson surprises a man engaging in
nefarious activity. She only wants photographs of the
National Park but it seems the wilderness is an ideal place
to dispose of a body. Now the man is hunting her as she
races back to her car parked a mile down the rough trail.
She is soon IN A KILLER'S SIGHTS.
Dean Harwell is leading a dude ranch ride when he comes
across the man menacing Gwen. As a former police officer,
his training kicks in. But Gwen has been shot - how badly
he doesn't know. He also doesn't realise who she is. Only
in the ambulance taking the injured Gwen to hospital, does
he discover that she's the lady he used to be married to
before he started drinking. For her part, Gwen is less than
delighted to see Dean, as she has bad memories of their
marriage. Dean has cleaned up his act, and had respected
her wish to leave her alone, but can he make her believe
that? And it may not matter compared with keeping her safe
from the escaped killer. They are not out of the mountains
Gwen is an interesting character. She wants to film a
documentary about damage to the environment and has plenty
of resilience, but we discover that she had a little girl
in New York since leaving Dean and never told him he was a
father. To me it seems there were wrongs on both sides, but
Gwen did not want her child to be disappointed by an
unreliable alcoholic parent, and I can't blame her.
Another side of Dean develops; he comes across as somewhat
controlling. This is due to his protecting a witness and
suspecting everyone, which stems from his police
background, but it's no easier for Gwen to accept.
This romance is unusual in that the couple have a history
together and Gwen has other prospects, so really we are
waiting to see if they can get back together - if they even
want to try. Once bitten, twice shy in Gwen's case. As the
romance is clearly going to be slow to develop this leaves
us free to enjoy the suspense story. With riding, shootings
and arson, there's plenty going on. IN A KILLER'S SIGHTS
follows a book by Sandra Robbins called 'Final Warning' but
you don't need to have read that one. The author lives in
Tennessee and has a strong voice to depict her courageous
characters and rugged landscape.
When Gwen Harwell witnesses someone dumping a body into a
Tennessee river, she knows she's the killer's new target.
Far from home on a work assignment, she isn't sure where to
turnóespecially when her ex-husband appears. Five years ago,
Dean Harwell's burdens from his police work tore their
marriage apart. But now he says he's changed. He's working
as a rancher; he's put his problems behind him. And he's
committed to keeping her safe until the killer is caught.
With their troubled past, trusting him with her life is hard
enough. Can she trust him with the truth about the child he
doesn't know they have?
Smoky Mountain Secrets: Love and danger collide in the