Her house was far enough off the beaten track that no one came
near it unless they meant to. Yet even in this quiet New
England village, danger had found its way to Carolyn's door.
So had Ben Williams. A big, handsome ex-lawyer who was new in
town, Ben made Carolyn feel radiantly alive -- ready to end
her self-imposed exile from romance.
In the warmth of Ben's embrace, Carolyn felt safe from the
threat that seemed to be stalking her. She could almost
forget that Ben was really a stranger -- a stranger with
reasons of his own for becoming part of Carolyn's life. Just
once, her heart whispered, seize all the pleasure life
offered. Far in the back of her mind, a tiny voice warned that
she was going much too fast.