"Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth Fitch finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man's seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems. Her own security is supplemented by a fierce dog and an assortment of firearms. She keeps to herself, saying little, revealing nothing. Unfortunately, that seems to be the quickest way to get attention in a tiny southern town. The mystery of Abigail Lowery intrigues local police chief Brooks Gleason, on both a personal and a professional level. He suspects that Abigail needs protection from something. Gleason is about to walk into the sights of very powerful and dangerous men. And Abigail, who has built a life based on security and self-control, is at risk of losing both."
Nora Roberts wurde 1950 in Maryland geboren und gehört heute zu den meistgelesenen Autorinnen der Welt. Ihre Bücher haben eine weltweite Gesamtauflage von über 400 Millionen Exemplaren und auch in Deutschland erobert sie mit ihren Romanen regelmäßig die Bestsellerlisten.
Unter dem Namen J.D. Robb veröffentlicht Nora Roberts seit Jahren ebenso erfolgreich Kriminalromane.