By Dorie McCullough Lawson
The summer season of 1995 marks Kate Colter's 15th yr within the small city of Hayden, Wyoming. a brand new Englander at middle, Kate loves her husband and daughter and is keen on her buddies. but, privately, she feels disconnected from the folks round her. Then alongside comes Tom Baxter. Her mother-in-law's new suitor from "back East," Tom instantly attracts Kate in along with his mild allure and interesting dialog, like a bit piece of the house she so misses. yet inconsistencies in his tales are piquing Kate's curiosity—and a chain of unusual and suspicious occasions is prime her to a terrifying end which could perpetually shatter her existence and the lives of these she loves.
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Along Comes a Stranger: A Novel by Dorie McCullough Lawson