Dell, Jul 2004, 6.99, 352 pp.
New York City fashion designer Josy Warner struggles with her current assignment as nothing creative seems to come to her mind. Josy, an orphan whose parents died when she was a child, wonders if the news that she has a living grandmother Ada Scott Timmons in Thunder Creek, Wyoming has affected her concentration. Her best friend Ricky Sabatini, a cop under internal affairs investigation for being dirty, sends a package that exonerates him to Josy to deliver to a third party in Brooklyn. However, when she arrives at the delivery destination, Josy finds her contact murdered and she fleeing for her life. She decides it is time to meet her grandmother.
While hiding in Thunder Creek awaiting an email in code from Ricky, Josy hesitates about introducing herself to Ada though she wants to know why her grandmother gave up her daughter up for adoption. She also finds herself attracted to local sheriff Ty Barclay, a former Philly cop still mourning the death of his wife, who feels guilty that he reciprocates her feelings. As Ty and Josy fall in love, her New York roots place her in danger in Wyoming with only a small town sheriff to keep her safe.
The return to Thunder Creek will elate fans as Ada meets her granddaughter in a four-tissue box gathering inside of a fabulous police procedural romantic suspense. The action-packed tale never slows down even when Josy debates whether she should approach Ada or not. The cast is solid so that the audience receives a strong angst-laden subplot intermingled with a thundering thriller that never slows down until the climax. Jill Gregory provides readers with a fabulous New York-Wyoming connection.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner