It started with an anonymous note-would it end with Kate's death?
Uncle Owen had died mysteriously, and Deputy Marshal Kate Phillips wants to know why. After arriving at Great Smoky Mountains National Park in search of answers, Kate finds herself at the center of an ancient family feud and a land dispute. It turns out a surprising number of people have an interest in her uncle's estate. Even David Jennings, Kate's handsome Good Samaritan who rescued her when she arrived, thinks he has a claim on Owen's property-which some say is cursed.
Amid the mounting secrets and rumors circulating in the seemingly peaceful community, Kate has a secret of her own-one that could threaten her life and any future she might have with David. It soon becomes clear someone is targeting her. Could Kate's troubled past have come back to haunt her, or have the clues she's uncovered about her uncle's suspicious death put her life in danger? To solve the mystery, Kate needs David's help. But can they pull together before time runs out? Or will they become the next victims when it all explodes?
|Publisher:||Mountain Brook Ink|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In the first book of the Peril in the Parks Series, we met Kate, a U.S. Deputy Marshal, based in Nashville. As this story opens, she is on her way to Cades Cove Campground in the Great Smoky Mountains for some vacation time and to check out the death of her last remaining relative. But events seem to continually spiral out of control beginning with an accident caused by a stranger stepping onto a rain-slickened road directly in front of her as she heads into the park. I will say right now that I never want a vacation like hers, but it made quite an interesting story. Gayla Hiss does a great job of keeping the reader in suspense with just enough information at a time to keep you reading to learn more. Kate and several others have some serious lessons to learn about forgiveness, openness, acceptance, and trust. Even my favorite character, Grace, was still learning but also teaching. It seemed everyone had secrets and struggled with who to tell, when to tell, and how much to tell. Those were the good guys. The bad guys did not want anyone to learn their secrets ever. Besides the suspense, the action and romance kept things exciting. I enjoyed the way the lead characters were ultimately guided by their faith to do what was right. Doing the right things are not always easy but the end results are much better. I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher. This is my honest review. All opinions are strictly my own.