by Susan Crandall

June 2003
ISBN: 0-446-61225-1
Reviewer Graphic Button Warner Books
Mass Market Paperback

Would you want to live in a small town where everyone knows each other? In Backs Roads , small town life is examined and gives readers insight into what it would be like to live that life.

For Leigh Mitchell, the sheriff of Glens Crossing, small town life is becoming predictable. Until a chance encounter with a stranger who calls himself Will Scott has her longing for something more in her life. Will Scott is a drifter with a secret past and doesnít plan on spending much time in the sleepy town of Glens Crossing. Will feels this strange force that continuously draws him to Leigh, but life in the town is threatened when Brittany Wilson disappears and all fingers point to Will. In order to prove Will innocent Leigh needs to know about his past, a past that is capable of destroying their newfound attraction.

I have to admit I had a hard time getting into this one at first, but as the novel progresses I got into it more and more. I found myself staying up late at night to read just a few more pages. Readers will be enthralled with the suspense that surrounds Brittanyís disappearance and Leigh`s attempts to expose Willís past, Leigh`s desire to start a new life is easily identified with individuals who want a little more. .

What a way to start a life by accepting the invitation to ride the Ferris wheel with a hunky stranger. Will is your typical brooding hero with a past, but he has a tender side that he shares with the rest of us. For example he befriends a stray dog in the town and the two become inseparable. The book has wonderful secondary characters that remain secondary characters and donít try and overpower the main characters. If you are looking for a little adventure this is the read for you, Look for the second tale of Glens Crossing; The Road Home coming early 2004

Reviewed in July 2003 by Ronica.

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