Five women have disappeared from the small community of Cleary, North Carolina. Lilly is in town to close the sale of her mountain cabin after her divorce from the town sheriff. Before she can get off the mountain a storm blows in and traps her in the cabin with a very sexy acquaintance, Tierney. They had met a year earlier when Lilly was still married and sparks had flown.
Back in town, her ex-husband Dutch, is desperate to rescue Lilly because he cannot bear the thought of her secluded in a cabin with a man who makes women throw themselves at him. Then things get worse when the FBI show up suspecting Tierney of being the Cleary lady killer. Cleary becomes the epicenter of all things small town, from the local drugstore where everyone goes to gossip to the gang of local men armed and ready to walk up the mountain to give Tierney their own justice.
The book is fast-paced and loaded with enough characters to give life to the story and town. The many twists and turns did not give everyone a happy ending, which gives the story the punch it needed at the end. I really liked it and think thriller lovers will too.