Once a former police officer, Ara now runs her own bodyguard
service in the wake of a sting gone horribly wrong. Her
latest assignment is to protect a wealth women, Holly, and
her daughter, Sam. Ara is very good in
her group. These two go nowhere without her, until the
night Sam is kidnapped.
Once Ara discovers there is more the Sam's kidnapping than
she expected, she and an FBI agent named Luke join forces to
try and solve this mystery.
Will Ara's secrets from her past be the reason that Sam was
Wow, Jane Palmer what a great book. Right when I thought
I had it figured out, you throw in other twists in the
story line. I have never read any of Jane Palmer's books
before, but I will be on the lookout for more of them.
While I would really like to see more with Ara, I am not
sure if it could be done.
This book has thrills that you would expect in a mystery.
Everything does come together in the end. You find out
all the hidden secrets that have haunted Ara for her
whole life. Pick up this book, relax and put yourself
in Ara's place.
Ara Zuyev is a secret to nearly everyone, and those who know
anything about her have barely scratched the surface. A
bodyguard for a powerful billionaire, she is the last line
of defense for the family's inner circle. But when her
charge, 16-year-old Samantha Harper, is kidnapped and the
FBI are called in, Ara immediately comes under suspicion.
She didn’t follow basic security protocol, which should have
been second nature for her. And now Samantha's life hangs in
Assertive and authoritative, Luke Patrick is the best the
FBI has to offer. Nothing about Ara's story is adding up,
and when Ara attempts to take control of the investigation,
Luke is convinced she knows far more than she’s saying.
As the case develops and new details are discovered, Ara and
Luke are forced to work together. She needs his
investigative team. He needs her inside knowledge of the
family. But neither of them trust each other. Their uneasy
alliance is formed with one goal in mind: to bring Samantha
But what initially looks like a simple kidnapping for ransom
quickly spirals into something far more sinister in Jane
Palmer's explosive series debut When She's Gone.