Rachel Goddard’s job as a veterinarian was one she loved – but the day the injured dog was brought in by its owners for treatment, Rachel’s life became a mix of confusion and terror. Suddenly fragments of memory flashed through her mind – her little sister Michelle terrified in a storm; Rachel trying to comfort her, not much older herself. But now, in her twenties, it didn’t make sense – because there was nothing else there…
Rachel and Michelle’s mother Judith was a well-known and respected psychologist and while both adult daughters still lived in the family home in Washington with their mother, they all lived comfortably with each other. That was until Rachel began asking questions about their father who had died in a terrible car crash when she was five years old. Rachel had no memories at all of her father and wanted to see photos; she needed to know more about him.
What would Rachel discover as she defied her mother in her search for the truth? And why wouldn’t her mother talk about her past? Could Rachel break through the control her mother had over her?
"Her show of affection for me was like the heat of the moon, an illusion, a glow that gave no warmth"
Excellent! The Heat of the Moon by Sandra Parshall is this author’s debut and also the first in the Rachel Goddard Mystery series. An intense and gripping psychological thriller I flew through the pages, thinking I knew the answers but nowhere near correct! I’ll be checking out the next in the series and have no hesitation in recommending The Heat of the Moon to fans of the genre.