He was to be her future. But what of his past...? When Holly Barrett meets Jack Dane, she falls rapidly and passionately in love for the first time in her life.
Within six weeks they are married and Jack opens up a whole new world for Holly and her young daughter Katy, offering them a way out of the small-town Massachusetts existence in which they have become trapped.
But Holly knows very little about the enigmatic Englishman who has come into their lives so unexpectedly.
Parts of his life story seem destined to remain forever shrouded in shadow yet, happier than she has ever been, Holly sees only interference and jealousy when her beloved grandfather, Henry, and best friend, Anna, tentatively start to raise questions about Jack's past However, as the truth starts to emerge, it soon becomes frighteningly possible that everything that Holly has ever believed in could be a terrible lie. And that rather than marrying the man who will save her and Katy from their safe but small world, Holly may have brought a monster into all their lives...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 448 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 23/05/2009
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099536277
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Review by Tinasbookreviews
I will warn you Tainted starts off slow, but my rule is 100 pages and by that time the story picks up and sucks you in!! The characters are all well developed and you can definitely feel for Holly and envision her overcoming all her problems. The writting once the author found her flow was beautiful and the rich detail to visuals....fantastic!!! I thought the story while flawed in some ways really flowed well mixing between Holly and the other characters. For sure a charming read watching one overcome inner stuggles.