~A woman with no future, a man with too much past, and a mysterious entity without conscience...~
Welcome to Whiterock, Oregon, where Sally Carruthers nurses her dying father, and dreams of the day she can go back to her real life. Where Gus Loring seeks forgetfulness, but to find it, he'd have to do the impossible and forgive himself.
Whiterock is a town where people are from, because there's nothing to hold them there. Every year more of the stores on Main Street close, and every year more of its young people leave to find their fortunes somewhere else. Where what you see today may be different tomorrow.
Maybe that's why the town persists. Because there is more to Whiterock than its 639 residents, the elk statue by the park, and the Bite-A-Wee Café. More to it than a place where Gus and Sally find temporary passion together. Whiterock is more than just a town. A lot more...
~Some truths were never meant to be known, some secrets were never meant to be shared.~
Montana Thomas goes in search for a father he never knew and finds the reasons behind his mother’s years of silence.
With his mother recently dead and with not even a name to start with, Montana and his brother Dakota begin a journey to find not only their unknown father, but their culture, and the Indian heritage denied to them from the moment of their births.
Will Montana accept his father and the truth behind his disappearance? Will he be able to accept the truth about himself once his past is revealed? Or will he wish he’d left those secrets buried?
~Sometimes deceit is easier to believe than the truth.~
Montana Thomas falls asleep with the woman he loves in his arms, but wakes up to her bloody corpse. With the murder weapon in his hand and no memory of what happened, he needs his brother to help him deal with the confusion and grief.
But Dakota is three thousand miles away deep in government testing.
The stage has been set and all the players are in motion. All the unknown director has to do is sit back and wait for his true objective to be played out. In an expert game of cat and mouse, the Thomas brothers are subject to manipulation that has no equal. The only people they can trust is each other...if they can survive long enough to find the truth within the maze of misdirection and deceit.
~Cleaning out the attic can uncover secrets best left hidden.~
In an ongoing effort to help Harry find his way out of depression, Emaline enlists his help to clean out her grandfather's attic. Among the surprises is an old shoebox holding letters to a great-aunt who was known for her distrust of men. What she discovers in the letters arouses a terrible suspicion, and Harry agrees to use his police connections to find answers that will prove them false. They hope.