By Nora Roberts
The number 1 New York Times bestselling writer offers a riveting novel of a dogs seek and Rescue volunteer who fights threat and reveals love within the Pacific Northwest wilderness.
To most folk, Fiona Bristow turns out to have an idyllic life—a old fashioned condo on an island off Seattle’s coast, a thriving dog-training college and a hard volunteer task appearing canines seek and Rescue. let alone her 3 intensely unswerving Labs. yet Fiona obtained to date by way of surviving a nightmare.
Several years in the past, Fiona used to be the one survivor of the pink shawl Killer, who shot and killed Fiona’s cop fiancé and his K-9 partner.
On Orcas Island, Fiona has stumbled on the peace and solitude essential to rebuild her lifestyles. yet all that adjustments at the day Simon Doyle barrels up her force, determined for her support. He’s an intensely inner most wooden artist and the reluctant proprietor of an out-of-control dog named Jaws.
As Fiona embarks on education Jaws, and Simon starts to understand either puppy and coach, the earlier tears again into Fiona’s lifestyles. A copycat killer has emerged out of the shadows, a guy whose bloodlust has been channeled via a grasp with one rationale: to reclaim the girl who slipped out of his fingers . . .
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It was once, for him, a fragile stability. Now, he was once approximately hours at the back of. Why hadn’t she known as? Wouldn’t any general girl name to claim, hello, you’re overdue, what’s occurring? no longer they'd a proper type of association. He stated goodbye each day, left, then he got here again. great and straightforward, no titanic deal. “Women are meant to call,” he informed Jaws as they obtained within the truck. “And nag and insect you. It’s the way in which of the realm. yet now not her. There’s by no means any Are you going to be the following for dinner? or are you able to decide up a few milk? or Are you ever going to take out that trash? ” He shook his head. “Maybe she’s lulling me into complacency, stringing me alongside till I’m . . . extra hooked than I already am. other than she’s no longer, that's one of many purposes I’m hooked, and I’m already disposing of the trash simply because it’s simply what you do. ” The puppy wasn’t listening, Simon famous, simply because he had his head out the window. So he may besides keep his breath. No cause to suppose in charge simply because he was once a pair hours later than traditional, he advised himself. He had his paintings; she had hers. along with, he idea as he became her force, if she’d known as, he wouldn’t be later than traditional. possibly she hadn’t been capable of name. His abdominal knotted. If anything had occurred to her . . . He heard the gunshots as he drove around the bridge the place dogwoods bloomed snowy white. He floored it, then fishtailed to a cease whilst Fiona’s canines charged round the part of the home. Gunshots ripped in the course of the worry that buzzed in his head as he leaped out of the truck. He left the door swinging open as he ran towards them. after they stopped unexpectedly, he heard his personal middle roaring in his ears. He pulled within the breath to shout her identify, and observed her. now not mendacity at the flooring bleeding, yet status, coolly, adequately shoving one other clip into the gun she held. “Jesus Christ. ” The anger flew via him, stampeding out the terror. whilst she began to flip, he grabbed her arm, spun her round. “What the hell are you doing? ” “Careful. It’s loaded. ” She diminished the gun, pointing it towards the floor. “I comprehend it’s loaded. I heard you blasting away like Annie fucking Oakley. You scared the hell out of me. ” “Let pass. Earplugs,” she stated. “I can slightly listen you. ” whilst he published her arm, she pulled them out. “I advised you I had a gun, and that i instructed you I’d be training. There’s no aspect getting annoyed that i'm. ” “I’m annoyed in regards to the 5 years you shaved off my existence. I had plans for them. ” “Look, I’m sorry. I didn’t imagine to ship out a notification I’d be moving into a few objective perform. ” Her events as testy as her tone, she shoved the gun into the holster on her belt, then stalked over to establish numerous cans and plastic water bottles she’d evidently killed sooner than his arrival. “We can argue approximately that, seeing as you knew I’d be coming by way of and can have a robust response to gunfire. ” “I don’t be aware of whatever. you simply appear. ” “If you may have an issue with that you just should’ve stated so. ” “I don’t. ” She driven her fingers via her hair. “I don’t,” she repeated.