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3.26 out of 53.26 out of 53.26 out of 53.26 out of 53.26 out of 5 3.26 (43 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Iris Johansen Narrator: Jennifer Van Dyck Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2005 ISBN: 9780739324813
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For eight years, single mother Grace Archer has been living a picture-perfect life raising her daughter on a horse farm in the small town of Tallanville, Alabama. Watching Frankie grow into a talented and confident young girl has made Grace as happy as any mother could hope to be. Happy enough, even, to forget the past. But the past never quite goes away. Which is why a certain charismatic man also moved to Tallanville eight years ago to watch over her.

But when violence threatens to shatter Grace and Frankie's idyllic home, the waiting is over. The ghosts of the past have returned. And they're hungry for blood. Now Grace must resume an identity she thought she had cast off forever, and match wits with an opponent as deadly as he is cunning. The prize: an extraordinary secret that only she can unfold. The forfeit: losing the thing more precious to her than life itself. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Johansen blends action, suspense and family values.... Readers may expect a sequel. Publishers Weekly
  • [A] suspense story with feminine appeal! OK! Magazine

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jerry | 2/15/2014

    " This book was a slow moving book..it took a lot to set up the story-line, but once it got moving there were some unexpectant moments. It was different to read one of Johansen's books with all new characters. I hope she continues to use these characters again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynne | 2/15/2014

    " This was a fun, escape book. VERY predictable. Not her best but a fun read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 2/10/2014

    " A quick read suspense book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittany | 2/9/2014

    " Well written and enough twists to hold your interest. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Eva-lynn | 2/4/2014

    " I've got half way thru this book, but I just can't do it anymore. It hasn't been able to hold my attention for more than a few pages at a time. I will have "read" 20 pages and only absorbed 1 or 2 of them. It just doesn't seem to be going anywhere. This book is just not for me! Onto the next :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 1/30/2014

    " Fast paced, exciting story w/ mystery, love, a thriller too! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn Brown | 1/21/2014

    " Great book so far. Really grabbed me from the start. Only about a quarter of the way through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darlene Grant | 1/14/2014

    " Good easy read. A bit predictable, but I enjoyed the fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Veronica Constantine | 1/13/2014

    " This is a fun easy read mystery novel with a bit of hot romance intertwined. An easy read. You dont really learn anything you just enjoy it as the story unfolds. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna Mcnab | 1/12/2014

    " I am on an Iris Johansen kick. These are entertaining suspense novels with plots that are a bit far out but hold your attention. Well written. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chelsie | 1/5/2014

    " Im about 60 pages in and I just can't go on. This book just wont hold my attention. I have had to re read several pages just to figure out what my mind missed. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Angie | 12/10/2013

    " I had the hardest time trying to finish this book. I couldn't wait until it ended. I didn't care about any of the characters and I just didn't understand the significance about how great these horses were. I did not enjoy the read at all. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 April | 12/10/2013

    " I just couldn't warm u to t he characters in this one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaylynn Johnsen | 12/9/2013

    " I really enjoyed the relationship between the mother and her daughter. The spy stuff was well done, yet didn't diminish the family dynamic. Characters I cared about and a plot that kept me hopping. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Season Gonzales | 11/26/2013

    " I fell in love with this book from the begning it was hard to put down i love it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 11/25/2013

    " well, it's not an audio book, but this seems to be the only one I can find. Like most Johansen books, I had a hard time getting started, but then it gets good and I don't want to stop till I know what's happening. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri | 11/13/2013

    " Okay, I'm hooked on Iris Johansen. The only thing lacking is more explicit sex ;) I love her writing style and the stories are strong, just as the women are protrayed. Right now, Johansen is filling up my holds list. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wanda | 8/6/2013

    " This was a wonderful suspense book. It had all you need when reading it - the hero, the villains and great characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monica Johnson | 4/8/2013

    " Just as good as the first book of hers that I read. It moves so fast I read it in one afternoon! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 3/12/2013

    " This is an excellent thriller with action, romance, drama, and intrigue to keep your blood flowing. A great thrilling read for 4.5 days. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marilyn Lagier | 1/26/2013

    " Just finished it last night. I know her books are popular but they are rather formulaic. Strong woman, man done her wrong, in the end, they get together. blah blah blah. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hayesha Balogun | 8/3/2012

    " wonderful plot, sensational characters, but i'd love iris more if she gives me more tales on jane macguire and trevor. i expected this one to tell me that they ended up together, but i was disappointed. all in all, it was nice. michael was my favorite here "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Phil | 4/25/2012

    " If you like stories where one character really loves another character, but agonizes for endless pages and denies (to herself) the love, then you might like this book. Me? Not so much... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 3/24/2012

    " i totally liked this book but it's hard to read if you have kids!! it makes you paranoid.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tanya | 3/13/2012

    " book was good, it just didn't keep my attention well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trina Koerner | 1/16/2012

    " Started and finished in the same day. I was never so happy to sit and wait in the doctors office. Good "breeze through" action and adventure. I don't think I have read anything else from this author, but now I might investigate other books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janice | 8/18/2011

    " I haven't read Iris Johansen before but really enjoyed this book and will read more of her work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miranda | 5/9/2011

    " I truly am a sucker for mystery, action and love. Through it all in and I can't refuse even if it is basicall the same plot EVERY time. When will I learn? But it is a good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Faun | 4/16/2011

    " I could not put down this book!! I read it in like three days or so. I was sad to see it end - This is my first time reading a book by Iris Johansen and I really liked it!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 3/15/2011

    " Great book so far. Really grabbed me from the start. Only about a quarter of the way through. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laurie | 2/16/2011

    " Eh... a bit too melodramatic for my tastes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Jane | 2/8/2011

    " Bridgeport reading while everyone else fished and played poker. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karla | 12/11/2010

    " I liked it. It had a good storyline. The way the 8 year old talked and the way the main character could just talk to horses was a bit unlikely but it was an entertaining story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marilyn | 12/6/2010

    " Just finished it last night. I know her books are popular but they are rather formulaic. Strong woman, man done her wrong, in the end, they get together. blah blah blah. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynne | 11/16/2010

    " This was a fun, escape book. VERY predictable. Not her best but a fun read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tanya | 9/27/2010

    " book was good, it just didn't keep my attention well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shirley | 8/21/2010

    " I am glad I read this as an audio. A very interesting premise with a cozy touch to a thriller. These were nice characters to learn about. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Enni | 8/9/2010

    " Hmmm ... I don't care much for horses and the story was a little thin IMO. Not bad but not anything to rave about either. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammy | 8/5/2010

    " I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick, good suspense/thriller read with a hint of romance but was not as graphic in detail as some writers. I would recommend this book to most anyone that likes suspense/thrillers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fran | 6/9/2010

    " I enjoyed the mother/daughter relationship in this book. A good suspense that held my interest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hapzydeco | 5/11/2010

    " Espionage thriller. Mother and daughter pitted against evil magnate. Help by former lover and daughter’s father. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 April | 4/7/2010

    " I just couldn't warm u to t he characters in this one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miranda | 3/12/2010

    " I truly am a sucker for mystery, action and love. Through it all in and I can't refuse even if it is basicall the same plot EVERY time. When will I learn? But it is a good read. "

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About the Author
Author Iris Johansen

Iris Johansen, who has more than twenty-seven million copies of her books in print, has won many awards for her achievements in writing. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Killer Dreams, Blind Alley, Firestorm, Fatal Tide, Dead Aim, Body of Lies, The Search, and many other novels. She lives near Atlanta, Georgia. 

About the Narrator

Jennifer Van Dyck has appeared on Broadway in Hedda Gabler, Dancing at Lughnasa, Two Shakespearean Actors, and The Secret Rapture. She has been in new plays by Keith Bunin, Ellen McLaughlin, Catherine Filloux, Douglas Post, A. R. Gurney, and Albert Innaurato. Her film and television credits include Series 7, States of Control, Bullets over Broadway, numerous Law & Order episodes, Ed, Spin City, and The Education of Max Bickford.