When English accountant Daniel Elliott dies in a car accident one rainy night, his widow, Grace, is overcome with grief... and panic. Daniel was controlling and their marriage loveless, but he always took care of the sheltered Grace. Or so she thought. She soon discovers Daniel kept secrets: an alias, mob ties, a list of numbers, a mysterious beach house in Florida... and a girlfriend who looks like Grace.
Swallowing her fear, she flies to Miami to claim the house Daniel left her. But the price of her curiosity is peril. Underworld figures stalk her. The other woman has left a damning trail of evidence pointing her way. And handsome, troubled FBI agent Jack West has crossed precarious paths with Grace before. He could be her savior or her damnation. All she knows for certain is that she longs to be in his arms.
With little to go on and danger at every turn, Grace must depend on Jack to help her navigate the criminal world of south Florida, and find the truth behind the Ring of Lies.
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I Didn't Want to Stop Listening - Great Suspense!
Intriguing, page-turner, well-written
I would say this genre is simliar to Mary Higgens Clark's books - and just as well done! The writing flowed seamlessly, the dialog felt completely natural, the suspense never let up, and the action scenes were riveting. I loved listening to this book!
I fell in love with Michelle Ford's female English accent. It was gorgeous, and reminded me of a grown up Haley Mills based on my childhood memories of PollyAnna. (Not that this book is anything like PollyAnna!) Her voice is lyrical, warm, and simply beautiful. Ms. Ford's American male accent was a bit "nasal" sounding for all of the American men in the story, and once in a great while she slipped from one accent to the other in the wrong places, but it was rare and didn't bother me. I could NEVER do what this amazing narrator did, which is hold up a conversation with a Brit and an American all the way through the book. I imagine it might be very difficult to do, and I bow down to her immense talent.
An innocent woman discovers shocking secrets about her husband after his death, aided by an FBI agent she can't resist, and who has his own share of troubles to hide.
I really loved the main character, Grace. She was well-rounded and quite believable. Jack...well, I'm a guy. At first he ticked me off because of his situation at home. I believe in family first and no fooling around! But then more came out about Jack's true situation (no spoilers here!) and in the end I empathized with him and was cheering him on.
I particularly loved the action scenes - there is a swamp scene where Grace and Jack are on the run from villains, dashing through the cold swamp waters...phenomenal! Also thoroughly enjoyed the description of the house in Florida. Wouldn't mind going there right about now!
- Aaron P. Lazar
Mystery, suspense and romance rolled into one
- Em Jay Reads