For two minutes she was dead. The assailant was vicious, the attack brutal; and it left her lifeless...until her pulse fluttered and she jolted awake. Now, a year later, detective Nan Vining is still questioning her strength, her safety, even her sanity: Can she ever again be the cop (and mother) she was before? And will her attacker someday return to finish the job, before she can track him down herself?
A best friend murdered. A marriage going nowhere. A deadly obsession. Nicky's had more than her share of heartache. So when she meets a hot young stranger she thinks a little flirting can help her forget the past. She's married, but it's innocent enough. Except what starts as fun leads to a terrible ordeal, and a dark secret. Nicky's about to discover that the scars of love can last a lifetime.