* I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley
* Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
* Pub Date: May 7, 2012
Summary- While driving to a charming village tucked away deep in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State, where she is to begin a new job teaching high school English, Katrina Burton picks up a young hitchhiker who turns to be drunk and predatory. Fearful for her safety, she lies about her destination in order to get him out of the car. But when she later discovers that he is a teacher at the same school, she finds herself feeding that initial lie with more lies.
Then Katrina meets a mysterious man. Handsome, charismatic and strong, he is exactly what she needs to extricate her from the expanding network of lies, now spinning out of control. She falls fast and hard for him.
But her perfect solution soon becomes a nightmare that lands her in the middle of a grisly murder. And Katrina’s problems don’t stop there. She must decide whether to betray her new love or to cover up the murder and hope for the best…until she discovers that the choice may not be hers to make.
My Review- We’ve all told a white lie at one time or another but noone imagines that the consequences of that lie could be life or death.This book really brings this home. A small lie to save someone’s feelings snowballs out of control and ends with results that most people can’t even imagine. The action is a little slow to start but once it does start it’s a roller coaster ride that you won’t soon forget. This is a great thriller and I’ll definitely be looking for other books from this author.