cover image The Hiding Place

The Hiding Place

Karen Harper. Mira, $6.99 (395pp) ISBN 978-0-7783-2588-8

Bestseller Harper (Dark Angel ) opens this romantic suspense novel with lost-child tracker Tara Kinsale reassembling her life after 11 months in a coma. Both her rich husband, Laird Lohan, and her old friend and physician, Jen DeMar, left Black Hawk, Colo. while Tara was comatose, and her best friend was killed, leaving behind her young daughter, Claire. Tara’s new doctor also tells her that she somehow gave birth during her coma; when Tara begins searching for the missing infant, a mysterious figure attacks her. Meanwhile, rugged, handsome Nick McMahon, Claire’s uncle, has returned from harrowing army service in Afghanistan to take custody of Claire. Romance blossoms as Nick and Tara work together through increasing danger. The story is rich with depictions of mountain biking, organ playing and dog training, and the tension steadily escalates to a pulse-pounding climax. (Nov.)