A powerful story about a mother’s courage in the face of overwhelming odds.
Fernanda Barnes’s life was once graced by security, success and stunning wealth. Now, widowed and with a mounting pile of debts, she is trying desperately to shield her three children from the rising panic within her.
When a file of press clippings and photos of the Barnes family is found in the desk of a convicted criminal, police detective Ted Lee is sent to protect them. He is a man of unshakable integrity but even he cannot prevent the devastating events that follow. In a gripping race against time, Detective Lee is the only man who can save Fernanda and her children from a terrifying fate...
"The world's most popular author tells a good, well-paced story and explores some important issues... Steel affirm[s] life while admitting its turbulence, melodramas, and misfiring passions." - Booklist
"Danielle Steel writes boldly and with practiced vividness about tragedy - both national and personal... with insight and power." - The Nashville Banner
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