After ten exhaustive months on the run from her abusive husband and his men, Beth believes she has found a safe place for herself and her two children where they can settle down for a much-needed rest. Her husband, Richard Baker, is a congressman who has the resources to track her down and he will go to any length to keep hidden the secret Beth discovered.
Fearing for her life, Beth hires on as a caretaker for a kind, elderly man who lives on a remote estate in Pennsylvania. She believes the locality will help keep them safe and provide much needed shelter and income while they regroup.
The day Beth and her kids arrive at their new home, she finds out the owner just died and his nephew has inherited the estate. The nephew is a former cop forced to take early retirement due to an accident. Beth isn't sure she wants to live this close to someone who has spent much of his career as a detective, but her exhaustion leads her to give it a try.
Jack isn't sure he wants to take on a young woman and two children, but due to his injury he needs her help with the huge estate, and the two decide they will take a chance with the unusual arrangement.
In the meantime, a growing number of young women around a two state area have been found tortured to death. One of the bodies is a woman who lived close by, and attracts the kind of attention that Beth cannot afford. Therefore, she reluctantly gets ready to go on the run again. When Beth disappears Jack believes something is seriously wrong, but can he find her in time to save her life?
She Can Run was written by Melinda Leigh. The novel starts strong and never lets up as the author deftly keeps the tension high while Beth’s history slowly unfolds. The reader has an inside track to some information the characters don't know, but they also are slowly given other details that keep them guessing as to who is really following Beth, and why.
This hard-edged romantic suspense offers plenty of chills as well as heart-warming moments. Some readers may not care for the language, but the story itself is well-written and worth the read. This novel will keep you on the edge of your seat!
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