Finished audio 4-17-08, rating3.5/5, fiction, pub. 2006
Reece is a woman haunted by her violent past in Boston who ends up in Wyoming trying to recover. She finds a small close-knit town that looks at gossip as a badge of honor. They watch out for their own. Reece takes a job at the local diner and begins to heal.
As Reece tries to normalize her life she is shaken when she witnesses a cold-hearted murder. She finds a new friend in Brody, who believes her, but some distrust among others when no body was found. Having been in a psychiatric hospital not long before Reece begins to think that she may be going crazy. Brody’s belief in her gives her hope for her sanity, but she is feeling more and more fragile as the town watches her seemingly fall apart.
I enjoyed this novel even though I thought I knew the killer right away and I was right. It had a great story about a woman putting her life back together, with romance, surprising friendships, and a murder mystery. I rarely read Nora Roberts, but I’d recommend this one.