by Hunter Morgan

June 2007
ISBN: 0-8217-7945-1
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Mass Market Paperback

Delilah Swift is a newly promoted detective and works at Stephen Kill, Delaware police department. Also, Delilah is romantically involved with the chief of police, Snowden Callowey, but that is a secret!

In her spare time, she volunteers at Maria’s Place, a home for unwed mothers. Sister Julia and Sister Agatha are the main staff members of this home along with many volunteers who make a contribution of their time, as well as their material donations. The other person on staff who donates his time is Dr. Trubant, for he has group therapy for the young girls. Maria’s Place is important to Delilah and the reason why is another secret.

In the quiet town of Stephen Kill, a body surfaces in the local pond but was dead before it hit the water, after the autopsy showed that the person died due to lack of food and water. Now letters are being delivered signed from “the daughter” to Delilah, but she has no clue why this person has reached out to her.

Also, her sister has placed her daughter, Callie on a plane to Delilah. She cannot take it anymore. Raising Callie is hurting her second marriage and she wants to work things out with her husband. How long she will be staying has not been worked out, but this will make Delilah's life no easier, for now she has a teenager to worry about. How will affect her relationship with Snowden is another question. There will be little time for them with the ongoing investigation and a teenager in the home.

How many deaths will happen before the pieces of this puzzle start to fall into place? Does Dr. Trubant have anything to do with it? Could it be his wife or a former lover? Who will have to suffer? Does “the daughter” know everyone’s secrets? What will happen when she learns of Delilah’s secret and how does Callie fit into this? Does the killer have something to do with the Chief of Police?

I loved Are You Scared Yet? by Hunter Morgan. I was clueless on whom the killer was and why they felt they had to kill. It all comes together in the end. This romantic suspense is an enjoyable book and one that will keep you turning the pages. It’s a keeper for me and will be placed on my bookshelf with the rest of my very favorites.

Reviewed in May 2007 by Theresa.

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