★★★★ 4 Stars ★★★★
Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina. By the time her husband Jeff, miffed over a recent argument, reports her missing, the trail has grown cold. Literally. Fog and ice encapsulate the mountainous wilderness and paralyze the search for her.
While police suspect Jeff of “instant divorce,” Emory, suffering from an unexplained head injury, regains consciousness and finds herself the captive of a man whose violent past is so dark that he won’t even tell her his name. She’s determined to escape him, and willing to take any risks necessary to survive.
Unexpectedly, however, the two have a dangerous encounter with people who adhere to a code of justice all their own. At the center of the dispute is a desperate young woman whom Emory can’t turn her back on, even if it means breaking the law.
As her husband’s deception is revealed, and the FBI closes in on her captor, Emory begins to wonder if the man with no name is, in fact, her rescuer.
I was in the mood for a Romantic Suspense and I kept seeing this on my Goodreads feed so I thought I’d give it a go. I don’t often read these types of books because I like my stories heavy on the romance and light on the suspense and quite often I don’t get that balance. With this one however, I felt I did.
Fresh from an argument with her husband, Dr Emory Charbonneau spends a weekend in a remote mountain location in order to prepare for her upcoming marathon but soon finds herself in a tricky situation when she blacks out and wakes up in a secluded cabin in the densely foggy and snowy mountains. Emory is rightfully worried to discover that she is being cared for by a strange man who seems both dangerous and mysterious. He won’t tell her his name or who he is, just that he can’t help her to get back to town because the weather is too bad. He also won’t let her use her phone and tells her that he is protecting her from ‘them’.
The suspense was literally killing me, I loved how the author kept me guessing. There were some great twists an fantastic dialogue between the two main characters, I could feel the sexual tension and I was praying that they would be able to overcome the obstacles that were being thrown at them.
“He’d spent a night with her that he would die remembering. He would revisit it a million times in his fantasies.”
Fabulous read, I will definitely be trying a few of her other books out.