Deeply unnerved, and certain someone else is in the house, she flees with her child into the cold night, only to come face-to-face with Chief Harris Bowers, a former classmate with whom Christina has a complicated history. Now divorced, Harris hopes to mend their past, but Christina is wary of being played for a fool again. As threats emerge, Christina and her small family find themselves in grave danger. It seems there is no one she can put her trust in—least of all herself.
- Original Title:The Off Season
- Author:Colleen Thompson
- Rating:8.02 / 10
- Publisher:Published September 13th 2016 by Brilliance Audio
Christina Paxton’s two-year-old looked up, studying her with a serious expression before her daughter’s thin voice sliced through Christina’s 2:30 a.m. stupor. “Murder me. Bad people.”
Christina blinked hard, every fine hair rising along her arms, behind her neck. Her daughter, Lilly, hadn’t said that, couldn’t have. As a doctor, Christina knew better.
I’m dreaming on my feet, that’s all. Or hallucinating, maybe. As tough and unflappable as she tried to convince others she was during her long shifts in the ER, the brain could get by with so little sleep for only so long before it started fraying at the edges.
It’s the storm, that’s all, she told herself as the wind’s cold breath rattled windows sugared with ice crystals. That had to be it. She’d heard the wind blowing in off the dark expanse of the Atlantic, which was hurling itse...