by Annie Solomon

February 2003
ISBN: 0-446-6123-8
Reviewer Graphic Button Warner Books
Mass Market Paperback

After witnessing her mother's shooting and tragic death, Rachel Goodman has vowed to use her preschool to help children that have witnessed violence just as she did.

How does one atone for the sins of the past? Nick Raine asks himself that on a daily basis. He is working as a handyman for Rachelís preschool, desperately trying to put his past behind him. Rachel helps Nick deal with his memories of a deal to weapons sale gone bad and a child was killed, he realizes what happened to him six years ago was not his fault.

Rennie Spier, a man from Nick`s past has reentered his life asking him to find his missing son. Nick and Rachel are suddenly thrust together in a race against time to save the missing boy from Rennie`s corruption and world of violence.

Like A Knife is a dangerous tale of intrigue, Nick is torn between returning to the world he once knew or protecting Rachel from the threats against her life. I saw how Nick struggled with this and I was holding my breath to see what the outcome was going to be. Rachelís no wimp though she is strong, stubborn, and very opinionated, that coupled with Nick's brooding and sometimes surly behavior makes them a perfect match. Their exchanges are heated both in and out of the bedroom and those bedroom scenes had this reader fanning herself. Your heart goes out to both hero and heroine as the deal with their newfound relationship and old hurts that seem like they will never heal. Ms. Solomon has written a refreshing tale of lives being reborn again.

Reviewed in April 2003 by Ronica.

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