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Sara Michaels is the daughter of a prominent senator who has just announced his candidacy for President of the United States - the same senator who has been receiving death threats against his family.

Sara Michaels is also the owner of a self-help clinic and is hell-bent - despite the FBI's warnings - on leading a group of 10 women on a two-week sojourn through the Rocky Mountains.

In an effort to protect Sara, the FBI recruits homicide detective Jaime Hutchinson to infiltrate the group and secretly provide the protection they are so certain Sara will need. After some clever maneuvering, Jaime finds herself welcomed by the 10 conservative women - who soon begin playing matchmaker with Sara and Jaime.

But then Jaime is reminded of the reason that she has joined this group of women when she's forced to lead them out of the mountains and away from a sniper's bullets. Will Sara finally figure out who is behind the death threats? And will Jaime realize the truth - and be able to save Sara before it's too late?

©2007 Gerri Hill (P)2019 Tantor

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excellent

Another excellent book from Gerri hill, as usual, great story and as always excellent narrating

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-08-30

Read/Listen to The Killing Room first

There are spoilers to the book The Killing Room in this book. Read/listen to that book first.

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  • 2019-11-04

disappointing

Shoot me, but I'm going to be honest here. I would not have finished this, except for the fact that Abby Craden was narrating. And I love Gerri Hill so wanted to give her the benefit of the doubt. But unfortunately this just did not cut it for me. I felt that the characters were one dimensional and I have met them in many Hill books before. Except normally the author gives them nuance and depth, which makes them interesting and relateable. The plot was contrived and simplistic, unlike Ms Hill's other mysteries I've read. This really felt like a finger exercise. I pay a lot for credits, due to a poor Rand Dollar exchange rate. Hence my inability to be forgiving. I wish I had bought Weeping Walls instead! OK so after i wrote this, i realised the book was released in 2007. So that may explain it. I'll be more careful in future.

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  • 2019-09-28

Suspense with romance who can ask for more?

It was a nice surprise to find that this is connected a little to the book I listened to before The Killing Room. The story takes place in the same area, one of the main characters in the Killing room appears in this book at some point, so it is nice to know she is OK as well. The book kept me on the edge of my seat so to speak. Loved the characters and the plot, oh my, it was fabulous. And last but not least Abby Craden, did I say that she has this voice that does it for me? Well she does...

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  • keishie23
  • 2019-08-14

Whew! Good times

Loved this book and audio! Can’t believe I didn’t read this book sooner. Thank goodness for audible! Or I wouldn’t have known about this book. Bought the kindle and audio! Gerri always tells a great story and Abbey’s narration hits it out the park every time ❤️

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  • Kirstin
  • 2020-11-30

Enjoyable listen.

As an avid hiker I really enjoyed the descriptions of the mountains and wilderness. I have to admit that I did see the ending coming from pretty early on, but it did not detract from the overall romance/story. Abby Craden is a great narrator and I found myself sucked in. I listened straight through. Worth a listen if you like Gerri Hill's work!

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  • Towanda
  • 2020-11-13

Entertaining

I would like the live scenes to go deeper and more passionate. Good time listening.

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  • Kay
  • 2020-09-29

Predictable but still enjoyable

Agree with other reviews in that the story was fairly predictable at times. However, it was still immensely enjoyable, suspenseful and exciting at times. So not Gerri Hill’s best but still worthy of a listen. Abby Craden continues to be unsurpassed in performance.

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  • Pj Reviews
  • 2020-09-18

My fave Gerri Hill so far

Having just discovered Ms. Hill, I've been running through many of her books in the last few weeks. This one made me laugh a lot and feel a sense of fun. For that I'd give it six stars if I could. Dunno how Abby Craden became the voice of lesbian fiction, but she has good character range and reads quite well. Beginning to feel like she's a member of the family. Might have to invite her to Thanksgiving next. As is usual for light crime stories like this, there are plot holes that you can drive at least a Yugo through, but none that interfere too much with my enjoyment of the story. By the end, I was quite invested in both the relationship and the outcome of the action. I felt there was room to get to know the side characters a bit better. Especially since the book is a bit short. Of the ten women, six were just names and felt like props more than characters.

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  • 2020-05-04

Another great listen..

Another great listen. I own a hardcopy that I've read many times so it was a joy to be able to listen instead. I love Gerri Hill's books and the narrator, Abby Craden, bring her books to life (for me at least, lol). Would definitely recommend.

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  • Donna
  • 2020-03-03

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A hiking we will go - I enjoyed following the gang on its mountain trails adventures. First ref to green eyes and a clue that bad guys smoke and toss their butts onto the ground. The author did tie up loose ends as the book closed. Not great, not awful. A maturing talent, hope to see many more..