Monday, August 15, 2016

A Dark Lure by Loreth Anne White

TitleDark Lure
AuthorLoreth Anne White
PublisherMontlake Romance
Release DateJuly 1, 2015

Twelve years ago, Sarah Baker was abducted by the Watt Lake Killer and sexually assaulted for months before managing to escape. The killer was caught, but Sarah lost everything: her marriage, her child, and the life she loved.

Struggling with PTSD, Sarah changes her name to Olivia West and finds sanctuary working on Broken Bar Ranch. But as her scars finally begin to heal, a cop involved with her horrific case remains convinced the Watt Lake Killer is still out there. He sets a lure for the murderer, and a fresh body is discovered. Now Olivia must face the impossible—could the butcher be back, this time to finish the job?

As a frigid winter isolates the ranch, only one person can help Olivia: Cole McDonough, a writer, adventurer, and ranch heir who stirs long-dormant feelings in her. But this time, Olivia’s determination to shut out her past may destroy more than her chance at love. It could cost her her life.

"You are strong. You are enough."

Where does this author gets her inspiration? Because by all means..she needs to continue writing. Her stories have a uniqueness to them. They are so different and so good. I barely sleep or eat because I NEED to know what happens next. 

The Dark Lure is an amazing rollercoaster of feelings. There is sadness, pain, impotence, excitement, regret and hope. Much needed hope.

Sarah Baker, now Olivia West, has known all of these feelings. She was abducted, tortured and raped for months. She is the sole survivor of the Watt Lake Killer.

But sometimes people are broken and don’t know how to mend because they aren’t able to say what they need or deeply want. Sometimes you get to a point in life where you realize you’ve made a terrible mistake and you desperately need to fix it, but it’s so deep and bitterly ingrained you can’t start.”

After twelve years, her recent found peace is about to come to an end. The killer or a copycat is back chasing her. At first, she just thinks she's been paranoid but she can't seem to shake the feeling that someone is watching her. Soon, more clues point to evil lurking in the shadows. 

Cole McDonough has been gone more than a decade from his home, Broken Bar Ranch. After a terrible accident which took his mother and brother's life, he had to move away. His father blames him for the accident as much as he blames himself. Now, he is back home and Olivia is a mystery he wants to unravel. Clearly she has secrets and he wants nothing else than to get to know the real woman behind the facade. When her life is in danger, he's determined to help her survive it.

Without fear, there cannot be true courage

This book is amazing and even though it guts you, it's worth the pain. The characters are so well developed that you can almost see them going through the motions. You want to jump in and help them or stop them from doing something moronic - you hear me constable Gage Burton? I'm talking about you here.

Now, I need to read In the Waning Light.

“Whatever. Wherever you’re wallowing in your own self-pity, drinking yourself into a stupor every night is not going to bring your family back to you. You’re no survivor, you know that? You know dick about surviving. All you know is your own narcissistic pursuit.”

Cliffhanger: No

5/5 Fangs

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