One Step Closer (Lara Martin Series Book 1)
Deborah Van Heest, author
Lara Martin is a woman haunted. After a bitter divorce and a custody battle that leaves her without her two children, Lara finds she is as far from the girl she once was as she could ever remember being. Haunted by the choices she has made every day is a struggle. When a friend faces a life changing tragedy, Lara is inspired to reclaim her life but her chance may be cut short when she catches the eye of a stranger and is unwittingly put on the path of a cruel and malicious man. Detective Brian Hammond is a man who relies on his instincts to get the job done. Meeting Lara, he is instantly beguiled by her beauty and pain. Things quickly become complicated when a new case emerges and he discovers the very man he’s hunting has been hunting Lara. Can he figure out the mysteries of the case before it’s too late or will Lara have to fight for the very thing she wants most, her life?