By: Karen Harper
South Shores #3
Publication Date: 4/18/2017
My Rating: 4 Stars
At the mercy of a treacherous sea…
Claire Britten's training never prepared her for this—the forensic psychology curriculum didn't cover plane crashes. Or how to help fellow survivors cope, seven frightened people huddled in two small rafts awaiting a rescue that may never come. Especially when three of them are your ex-husband, your young daughter—and the man you love, Nick Markwood, whose pursuit by a criminal mastermind forced you all to run in the first place.
When the bedraggled crew finally reaches dry land, they are still far from safe. Nick tries to secure transport to their witness-protection placement, urging everyone to stick to the identities laid out for them. They don't need any complications. But when danger follows them to their supposed safe haven, Claire and Nick no longer know who is helping or harming them. Racked by doubt and mistrust, still hunted, they must band together—or fall.
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Praise for Karen Harper
"It's a story that will keep you on your toes, as author Karen Harper keeps the action and mystery going at full throttle right up to the very last chapter."--Suspense Magazine on Chasing Shadows
"A compelling story... [I]ntricate and fascinating."-Tami Hoag, New York Times bestselling author, on Dark Road Home
"Haunting suspense, tender romance... Dark Angel is simply riveting!"-Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author
"Harper, a master of suspense, keeps readers guessing about crime and love until the very end...of this thrilling tale."-Booklist on Fall from Pride (starred review)
"The thrilling finish takes a twist that most readers won't see coming. While intrigue is the main driver of the story, the able, well-researched plotting and sympathetic characters will keep romance readers along for the ride."-Publishers Weekly on Broken Bonds
"A tale guaranteed to bring shivers to the spine, Down River will delight Harper's current fans and earn her many more."-Booklist (starred review)
"Well-researched and rich in detail... With its tantalizing buildup and well-developed characters, this offering is certain to earn Harper high marks."-Publishers Weekly on Dark Angel, winner of the 2005 Mary Higgins Clark Award
About the Author
A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Karen Harper is a former college English instructor (The Ohio State University) and high school literature and writing teacher. A lifelong Ohioan, Karen and her husband Don divide their time between the midwest and the southeast, both locations she has used in her books. Besides her American settings, Karen loves the British Isles, where her Scottish and English roots run deep, and where she has set many of her historical Tudor-era mysteries and her historical novels about real and dynamic British women. Karen's books have been published in many foreign languages and she won the Mary Higgins Clark Award for 2005. Karen has given numerous talks to readers and writers across the county.
Her author collection is with The Ohio State University Rare Books and Manuscript Library.
Her other suspense novels include: THE MAPLE CREEK TRILOGY: DARK ROAD HOME, DARK HARVEST AND DARK ANGEL. ALSO, THE HOME VALLEY AMISH NOVELS: FALL FROM PRIDE, RETURN TO GRACE, FINDING MERCY (and a Christmas novel, UPON A WINTER’S NIGHT. Read More