by Helen R. Myers

May 2003
ISBN: 1-55166-659-6
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Mass Market Paperback

Metal sculptor Bay Butler has spent six years in a Texas prison for a crime she did not commit. She‘d been convicted of the murder of her friend, and business partner, Glenn. Due to the efforts of powerful former client Madeleine Ridgeway her conviction was overturned, giving her her freedom. She’s free but unsettling questions about Glenn’s murder remain. Why was she convicted based solely on circumstantial evidence? What really happened the night her friend was found brutally murdered in their studio? And why are the people responsible for gaining her freedom spreading lies about Glenn?

While pursuing her quest for the truth Bay encounters Jack Burke, the detective who arrested her for murder. Jack has never forgotten Bay Butler; her case has haunted him for six years - and so has the woman herself. But how can he ever ask for her love when his testimony helped send her to prison? The potential for their relationship is further complicated by the ardent attentions of Duncan Ridgeway, Madeleine’s son.

Bay feels she owes Madeleine her life but her benefactress’ intense interest makes Bay increasingly uneasy. As the powerful head of a large ministry, Madeleine Ridgeway’s patronage of Bay should be welcome. Instead, it leads Bay and Jack on a dangerous path of secrets that could topple the Madeleine’s ivory tower.

No Sanctuary is a chilling look at what can happen with the abuse of religion. The characters are wonderfully vivid and disturbingly realistic at times. I couldn't have asked for a better villain in Madeleine Ridgeway or a better heroine in Bay.

This latest release from Helen R. Myers is a thrilling romantic page-turner sure to please long-time fans and new ones. You will not be able hide from No Sanctuary; this tale will haunt you with its possibilities.

Reviewed in April 2003 by Cynthia.

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