Zebra, Apr 2003, 7.99, 384 pp.
Casey Edwards spent the last decade as a resident of a mental institution, but recently was released to wander Sweetwater, Georgia. Casey's memory before her confinement is limited, but she knows her former home is Swan House. She begins to walk home, but Dr. Blake Hunter sees her hiking and gives her a lift to the house where her mother Evie lives with John Worthington.
However, Casey's return is not celebrated. In Sweetwater, the townsfolk treat her with disdain, that is those whom even react towards her, because everyone believes she is a fratricide killer. At home, she is treated like an intruder. Someone wants her dead before she recalls all she lost. Only Blake supports her, but is he and his love enough to keep her safe as she unravels the elusive past?
Though loaded with suspense and starring a heroine that readers will empathize with, the actions of the secondary characters (especially mommy dearest) seem too malevolent to believe.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner