Safe Harbor

Antoinette Stockenberg, Author St. Martin's Press $6.5 (352p) ISBN 978-0-312-97306-3
When Eden Walker--a gold-digging sociopath--seduces an older man, she wreaks havoc on a close-knit Martha's Vineyard family. Soon, the gentleman's daughter, Holly Anderson, is on her trail, and right behind her is Sam Steadman, Eden's long-deserted husband. He has his own reason to find his devious wife: he recently learned that Eden had scammed his needy parents. Holly and Sam intersect and clash, then reluctantly team up to track down the elusive Eden, who's now on the run from two fresh victims writing back their money. Though haunted by Eden's seductive spell, Sam falls for fey artist Holly and tries to hide that he's still technically married. Will they get together? Will Eden receive her deserved comeuppance? Stockenberg (Keepsake) concocts a complex, fast-moving plot--peopled with winning secondary characters--as well as a humorous and tender love story. (Apr.)
Reviewed on: 04/03/2000
Release date: 04/01/2000
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