Sometimes the secrets we keep to protect ourselves can be our undoing.
To all who know her, Annalise Decker is a model wife and mother. She’s a permanent member of the PTA, never misses a sporting event, and is constantly campaigning for her husband’s mayoral race.
No one knows that Annalise was once Deidre O’Reilly, a troubled young woman whose testimony put a dangerous criminal behind bars. Relocated through the Witness Security Program to the quaint harbor town of Deep Haven, Deidre received a new identity and a fresh start, which began when she fell in love with local real estate agent Nathan Decker.
Twenty years later, Annalise couldn’t be more unprepared for her past to catch up with her. When Agent Frank Harrison arrives with news that the man she testified against is out on parole and out for revenge, Annalise is forced to face the consequences of her secrets. Will she run again, or will she finally find the courage to trust those she loves most with both her past and her future?
My Thoughts: Susan May Warren is one of my favourite authors for a reason! Anytime I see a book review opportunity for her books, I snatch them up as quick as I can, and this one did not disappoint.
I absolutely love the storyline of this novel. I enjoy reading books and watching TV shows and movies about witness protection, but this one brought in a few different angles I'd never considered before.
Can you even imagine flying down to say goodbye to your daughter for the last time before she enters the program, knowing you'll never see her, her future husband or children again in your lifetime?
Can you imagine being the one leaving everything behind, knowing you can never risk contact with your family again?
Can you imagine being the man assigned to the protection and safety of a young girl?
Can you imagine being married and finding out years later that your spouse is in the witness protection program?
Warren does a masterful job dealing with these angles and more.
I recommend this book 200% - pick it up, you'll be glad you did!
Thank you to Litfuse Publicity for organizing this tour and providing me with my complimentary review copy.