Nowhere to Run by Jeanne Bannon


What's a girl to do when she falls in love with the man whose mission it is to bring her down?

With the murder of her only sister, Sara, just a few months past, Lily Valier, a woman of beauty and substance, tops the sheriff's list of suspects in small town Maine, and for a very good reason — dear old Dad had willed his fortune to Sara and only Sara, leaving Lily to fend for herself. However, with no murder weapon or witnesses, the evidence against Lily is circumstantial.

Enter P.I. Aiden O'Rourke, black-haired and blue-eyed, charged with gaining Lily's trust and learning her secrets, all to finally get the goods on her. Things move fast and feelings run deep, but when Lily discovers the truth about Aiden, the downward spiral begins.

Aiden's torn. Despite his feelings for her, Lily is the most logical suspect. Except, something's not quite right. Aiden trusts his instincts and they're screaming at him to have a look at a former suspect with more to hide than at first glance. With little left to lose, Lily stands her ground, but staying put has its consequences when the murder weapon finally turns up, and it's her gun.

What happens to love, when trust is betrayed?

Nowhere to Run starts right off with action! Action, betrayal, suspense, then romance is all packed into a couple of weeks in a small, northeastern town. Aiden is hired to help the sheriff solve the town's first murder in 26 years. Thanks to a crooked deputy, they only have one suspect, the victim's sister, Lily. But, did she really do it? She had, what the sheriff and most of the town considered a really good motive: Her father left all his money to her sister

In an effort to get the truth from Lily, Aiden befriends Lily as a retired stock broker who is looking to open a business in town. Aiden didn't count on falling for her, though. And even though he's falling for Lily and can't see her murdering her sister, his job is still to find the person who did. How can he get her to talk to him without revealing what he's up to? How will Lily ever be able to trust him when she finds out his real reason for coming to town?
-Kendra Morgan