“Baseball, love, and suspense…a perfect read.” Ted Lilly, retired MLB pitcher
“The perfect travel companion. Isla Dean weaves a story of love and suspense in a small town like no other.” Wayfare Magazine
“Escapism at its finest…Isla Dean does it again.” Leona Laurie, Writer & Editor
Suzanne Smith started her life from scratch in the tiny coastal town of Valor, Maine after narrowly escaping death at the hands of her former fiancé. Now her life is quiet, simple, and calm—just as she wants it.
Legendary Buster MacKade finished out the last baseball season with a World Series win and a torn rotator cuff. Returning to his snowy hometown in Maine to rehabilitate before heading to spring training, the national hero is fascinated and frustrated by the private woman across the street who keeps her emotions frozen under a stoic surface.
Struggling to stay distant from a man who spends his life in the spotlight, she knows she can’t afford to step out of the shadows—it could mean risking her life. But when a picture of the two of them lands in the local news, she quickly becomes part of a national headline and a series of events begin to terrorize the town. Danger is creeping closer than she knows.
Suzanne must decide between hiding in the dark forever, or staying and fighting for life and love.