Author: Elisabeth Jackson
Genre: Romantic Suspense / Mystery
As children, RaeAnne and her sidekick King were held captive after they discovered the body of a boy their age in a crate of apples in their small town’s peculiar orchard. Now RaeAnne is grown and the mother of a troubled young daughter. After her mother is killed in an accident, she travels home to her father with her daughter. But RaeAnne finds that she is not welcomed by everyone, and frightening incidents start to happen involving her and her family. As RaeAnne unravels the mysteries of her childhood, including what happened to her older brother, who vanished on the same night RaeAnne and King found terror in the orchard, she reunites with King. The boy she knew has grown up to be very handsome and guarded. But can the two ever be more than old friends who share a terrifying secret?
An interesting, suspenseful read combining found-again-friendship-turned-to-romance wiht a mystery that captivated me from start to end. I couldn’t put this one down.
The characters were great, especially King. He’s just so loyal, and adorable. RaeAnne is intriguing too, but King stole the show for me.
The mystery was complex, with many different layers. I did figure out the ending, but it took a while.
If I had to say one downside of the book, it would be the editing. There were some errors that shouldn’t have been overlooked, and that threw me out of the reading experience. However, since the story and characters were so intriguing, it didn’t bother me that much.