DANGER ON THE RANCH
Her child's life is on the line. A Roughwater Ranch Cowboys story.
After putting his serial killer brother in prison, former US marshal Mitch Whitehorse chooses a solitary country life -- until his brother escapes. Now Mitch's former sister-in-law, Jane Reyes, needs protection...for herself and the toddler she's kept a secret. Mitch still isn't sure of Jane's innocence in his brother's crimes, but to keep his nephew out of a killer's grasp, trusting her is his only option.
Wow...much darker subject matter than I'm used to seeing in a Love Inspired Suspense. Mentink does a great job of building up the creep factor without going overboard but it still gave me stalkerish heebie-jeebies. Sometimes a reader needs a good shivery book to cower into. :-) And this one fits the bill!
It starts out really tense. Mitch's...almost repulsion...for Jane oozes off the page. That knee-jerk reaction clashes with his sense of decency and honor though. Talk about internal conflict! And as much as I felt for him, I grew exasperated with him too. Poor Jane needed a break and Mitch wasn't about to give her one. Of course, I had the benefit of being party to Jane's innermost thoughts so I knew she was innocent. Mitch, on the other hand, had to s-l-o-w-l-y work that out for himself. But when he does -- wow!
Intense action, dark foreshadowing, and a seriously evil villain make Danger on the Ranch a page-turning thriller. And -- woohoo! -- this is the first book in the Roughwater Ranch Cowboys series and I'm already clamoring for Liam, Chad and Helen's stories (especially Liam's!!!)
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