One wants her dead.
The other wants more than she can give.
Talia’s desperate search to find her daughter takes her to a small island where danger lurks in every shadow. Her ex-husband, a brutal and unstable foe, won’t shake her resolve no matter his threats—or worse.
Detective Nick Foster has had a drug lord in his sight for years. Finally, with a chance to put him away for good, Talia forces her way into the investigation and things go terribly wrong. He's been described as cold and clinical, yet somehow this determined woman gets under his skin.
Now, not only is he on the back foot with the suspect, he’s out of his depth with the woman he wants to protect. This puts the entire case at risk, and raises the stakes for everyone.
The clock is ticking. Will Talia and Nick risk losing everything that matters?
“Fast-paced story with lots of action and great characters.”
Cheryl is a USA Today bestselling author from beautiful Auckland, New Zealand with two alter egos: Cheryl Phipps writes romance and women’s fiction and C.A. Phipps writes cozy mysteries.
A lover of stories filled with feisty heroines, suave heroes, and wonderful small towns, she enjoys crafting her own heart-warming tales of strong family ties, mixed in with a little romance, humor, and delicious baking!
Marrying her childhood sweetheart, she is devoted to a passel of children and grandchildren and one very cute fur baby. Her favorite things are family times, cooking, travel, and the perfect latte.