Saturday, October 2, 2010

Nowhere to Hide-Carlene Thompson

Nowhere to Hide
Carlene Thompson
St. Martin’s, Nov 2 2010, $7.99
ISBN: 9780312360740

After leaving Chicago, journalist Marissa Gray returns to her birthplace Aurora Falls where she takes a job on the small but well written local paper. One night while she drives home, another car deliberately runs her off the road; she falls into unconsciousness. When she reawakens she watches her vehicle teetering on a cliff and with little further effort it will fall into the river below.

Her ex-fiancĂ© Chief Deputy Eric Montgomery, who was instrumental in her rescue, rejects her tale of someone wearing a mask trying to send her car over the edge. This reminds Marissa of a dangerous inquiry from five years ago when she saw Dillon Archer kill Eric’s sister Gretchen; no one believed her then either. Rumors spread that he is killing people and soon those he “helped” begin dying. Eric and Marissa team up in search of a deadly psychopath before someone becomes the next victim.

Readers will admire the brave heroine who in spite of her fear goes around trying to do something to end the murderous reign of terror. Though a bit over the top of the town’s church steeple fans will enjoy Carlene Thompson’s entertaining action-packed thriller as a solid romantic subplot enhances the prime story line of Nowhere to Hide from a lethal predator.

Harriet Klausner

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