Returning to the town where
you grew up should be a nostalgic and heart-warming event, but what if it
isn't? What if your childhood memories aren't full of hot summers, fireflies,
and ice cream?
Not everyone's family or past is idyllic.
My newest novel, She Can Tell, is a story
about a less than welcoming homecoming.
When Rachel returns to her rural hometown things don't go
quite as planned. She moved back to take over the family farm and be close to
her younger sister, whose marriage she fears has turned abusive. With her
volatile family history Rachel wasn't expecting a warm welcome, but the hostility of
her return is alarming. Her newly rebuilt barn is vandalized, her property
stolen, and her life threatened.
And this is just the
beginning of her troubles. She also has a stalker who quickly turns from creepy
Rachel knows she can't save herself and protect her family all
alone. She must do what she fears most of all. She must trust another person.
She's a woman with a tough past, and she learned early never to rely on anyone.
For a person who equates strength and survival with independence, trusting
another is an insurmountable feat. But if she fails, the consequences are
deadly. --Melinda Leigh