Haunting Rachel

Haunting Rachel

Book - 1998
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Dark, seductive, and mysterious, Kay Hooper's novels showcase her unique talent for "serving up a latter-day gothic that will hold readers in its brooding grip" (Publishers Weekly).  Now she presents a mesmerizing new novel, the story of a woman haunted by memories of the man she loved and lost--and shadowed by a stranger whose face seems so very familiar.... Marrying Thomas Sheridan was all Rachel Grant ever wanted.  Days before the wedding, he left to fly cargo to South America, and that night she had a premonition that something terrible was about to happen.  The following morning she learned he had disappeared.  His plane never reached its destination, and no trace of it was ever found. Now, ten years later, Rachel returns to Richmond, Virginia, to settle her family estate.  The homecoming is fraught with painful memories, and every time she turns a corner or looks out a window, she is startled by a terrifying sight--a man who eerily resembles Thomas. The man is a stranger in town.  He knows Rachel's name and has been watching her for days.  He has the locket she gave Thomas long ago.  When she finally confronts him, his story raises more questions than it answers. He says his name is Adam Delafield and that he has three million dollars to give her, money he owed her father.  Yet there is no record of the loan--or a shred of proof that Adam is who he claims to be. Soon after the meeting, an accident nearly kills Rachel.  Within a week there is an outright attempt on her life.  She has no idea who wants her dead or why, but she must discover the truth before the next attempt succeeds.  And she must find out who Adam really is.  Is he an innocent man who only wants to erase a debt? Or a cold-blooded killer with a score to settle...and the payment will be her life?
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Bantam Books, c1998
ISBN: 9780553099508
Branch Call Number: FIC/Hoope 359403 1
Characteristics: 346 p


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Mar 02, 2018

This was an interesting story. I found it to be intriguing, and it held my interest - I was pleased by the different directions it took several times, some misleading and some helpful to build to the finale. All in all, I would recommend this for light reading.

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