Kelsey Byden is still reeling from her husband's affair—and going through a divorce—when a letter arrives that shakes her to the core. It is from her mother, Naomi, whom Kelsey thought long dead. When she discovers the truth—that her mother is alive and has just been released from prison—Kelsey journeys to Naomi's horse farm, and the two start the fragile process of getting to know each other. It is there that she meets Gabe Slater, a handsome gambler who sets off a powerful reaction in her. But their newfound relationship will set in motion a shocking series of events that puts Naomi's future—and Kelsey and Gabe's very lives—at risk.
Berkley (Trade), July 2009