This was the first Patricia MacDonald book I read, about fifteen years ago, and I've read them all. Maggie, the main character, has been released from jail to rebuild her life after a wrongful and lengthy prison sentence for a murder. Maggie has secretly taken a job and is trying to hide her past from her new employer and the rest of the world. Unfortunately, someone is stalking her and trying to make sure her life is anything but restful. Complicating things are Maggie's growing attraction to her boss, and her lack of trust and unwillingness to confide in him.
Although the "mystery stalker" is revealed fairly early, the true identity surprised me and kept me guessing as to how the story could resolve. Maggie was a very sympathetic character, and her budding romance with Jess her boss rounded the book out nicely. Although this ending was a bit more farfetched than her later books, it was still worth reading. It would be interesting if P.M. revisted this book years later and wrote a sequel ...there's still one character out there with an axe to grind against Maggie.