The drowning of her young daughter and the bitter divorce that followed frome ex-prosecutor Lannie Sullivan into a reclusive existence at her seculded mountain cabin. Now, after two years of isolation, Lannie's finally emerging from her fragile bubblelosing herself in volunteer work at a local summer-stock theatre and in the embrace of her neighbor, rugged timber baron Drum Rutledge.
But Lannie's new life is in deadly danger. Not only is Drum haunted by secrets that could shatter both their lives, but less than a day's journey away, a vicious rapist has been released from jail. Jeb Bassert has sworn vengeance on the woman he holds responsible for sending him to prison for nine bitter yearsLannie. In a thriller as chilling and dark as a moonless midnight, Linda Anderson delivers a shattering tale of murder, deception, and redemptive love.
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Holds your interest from the very first page! Well written. Would love to read more of Linda Anderson's books.
Jeb Bassert spent nine years in prison for rape-murder until sophisticated DNA testing proved his innocence. Receiving his pardon, he plans to get what is rightfully his from the prosecuting attorney Lannie Sullivan, now living in the remote town of High Falls in the North Carolina mountains. He will obtain his vengeance just as he promised her in the courtroom on that day he was convicted. Lannie is just coming out of a type of battle fatigue syndrome. Three years ago, her beloved little daughter Gracie drowned. Not long afterward, she and her spouse divorced with each accusing the other of neglect. Every night since the girl's death, a guilt-wracked Lannie suffers nightmares about her Gracie. For most of the time in self imposed exile, Lannie lives the life of a hermit except for her canine. Now she is just beginning to return to the world of the living, starring in a local show and with the help of Drumond Rutledge, a visiting CEO. However, the game's afoot as Jeb has begun stalking his prey. WHEN NIGHT FALLS is a powerful suspense thriller that will keep readers on the edge of their seats from start to finish. The story line is brimming with action as Jeb begins his thirst for revenge and Lannie tries to counter his moves. A subplot involving a romance between Lannie and Drum seems unnecessary to this powerful thriller. As with her outstanding romantic mystery, THE SECRETS OF SADIE MAYNARD, Linda Anderson provides her fans with a superb suspense story that will bring the author new fans. Harriet Klausner