Spirit Lake

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Categories: Suspense/Thriller/Romance
Publisher: Hard Shell Word Factory | Date published: 03/01/2000


Secrets surround Spirit Lake ... their forbidden love is one of them. Danger collides with the peaceful beauty in Laurel Hastings' woodland hideaway when the man who jilted her fifteen years ago suddenly reappears--on the run from a killer. Cole Wescott--bullet lodged in his leg--stumbles off the train near her cabin on Spirit Lake in northern Wisconsin. He claims the evidence against the killer is stashed in her backyard--across the lake at the abandoned Victorian mansion his family once used as a summer home. The same ramshackle danger zone she wants the county to raze. Now, Cole's living in it! A wildlife rescuer, Laurel would rather fix the paw of a snarling wolf than risk helping this man who always lived on the edge of life. As a teenager she fell in love with him while racing cars on the old logging roads, and skinny-dipping in the ponds in the flowering meadows. But then he left. Without a word. His broken promise of love brought heartache and tragedy. She has no intention of scratching old wounds. Her life is now one of healing ... but Cole needs justice. His brother Mike is dead, killed in an explosion made to look like a boating accident off the Florida Keys. The prime suspect? Their boss in an ocean salvage business. What had Mike uncovered about him that was so heinous? Can Laurel risk helping Cole set a trap for the killer? And risk revealing her own secrets? Can she risk a rekindled love, knowing he might die and this leave her yet again? What is the secret that made him turn from her fifteen years ago and never look back? [Cover art Mary Z. Wolf]