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Strangers at Dawn

Strangers at Dawn
Author: Elizabeth Thornton
ISBN 13: 9780553581171
ISBN 10: 553581171
Edition: Reissue
Publisher: Bantam
Publication Date: 1999-11-02
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 368
List Price: $6.50

Elizabeth Thornton, author of the nationally bestselling Whisper His Name and You Only Love Twice, combines ravishing romance with spellbinding suspense in her most dazzling love story yet....

Throughout Sara Carstairs' trial for the murder of her sister's husband, Max Worthe had studied her cool demeanor in the dock, fascinated by her even as he was convinced she was guilty as charged. For three years after the ravishing heiress was acquitted, he used the power of his newspaper to pursue the truth—hoping to find the still-undiscovered body of the murder victim and at last prove Sara's guilt. But not only had the body disappeared without a trace, so had Sara Carstairs....

When Max finally catches up with Sara by sheer chance, he doesn't even know it's her...at first. By the time he does, it's too late—they've already spent a night together that both of them know they will never forget and can never repeat. Has he fallen in love with the woman of his dreams or with a cold-blooded murderess? And has she put herself in the hands of a knight in shining armor—or a ruthless scoundrel bent on destroying her?

Publishers Weekly

Thornton's (Dangerous to Hold; Whisper His Name) Regency matches passion with intrigue when heiress Sara Carstairs is acquitted in the murder of her brother-in-law, William Neville. However, Lord Maxwell Worthe, owner and special correspondent of the Courier in Winchester, England, taunts her with reminders of the crime. Even more upsetting, someone is sending her threatening letters. Sara's plans to marry, break her father's trust, distribute the family funds and go to America are postponed after a chance midnight meeting with Max. At first Max doesn't recognize the woman he's been writing about, but once he realizes her identity, he can't decide whether she's a cold-blooded murderer or a fragile victim. Unfortunately, after Max makes his decision, Thornton's passionate story digresses into a traditional and tired romance, as evidenced by themes of mistrust and miscommunication. (Nov.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.