Thursday, March 8, 2012
The Alias by Mandi Tucker Slack
Jacey Grayson, with her young son Blaze, are living with her best friend Melissa and her young daughter, Jenny, trying to put the past behind them and start over.
Her ex-husband, John, who was abusive, has been suspected of having murdered a journalist and in being involved with a crime family in Chicago. The FBI suspects she knows more than she's telling, so, with Melissa's help, she goes in hiding to Utah to protect herself and Blaze.
When they arrive at Melissa's relative's farm, she feels guilty for lying about who she is, as they welcome her with love immediately. Both Jacey and Blaze feel at home right from the start, but knows they'll have to leave soon to find work and a place to live. When she meets Kale, her "cousin," he's unfriendly towards her. Jacey loves the sloer pace of farm life, helping with the chores with Aunt Helen and Uncle Grant.
When her ex-husband gets too close for comfort by threatening Melissa and Jenny, and threatens her, she's forced to go to him to protect Blaze. When her new found family all come to the rescue to save them both, she realizes how much she is loved.
I loved this fast-paced suspense novel, esp with the setting in Mona, Utah, being close to the mountains by Payson and Provo. I really liked the small town ambiance with horses, gathering eggs, having Aunt Helen showing Jacey how to make bread, apple pie and cookies, as she had only prepared boxed meals in the past.
I received my Review Copy from Mandi.
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Date Published: May 2011