Riley Shaughnessy has the perfect life. Her veterinary practice is thriving, and she loves living in the small town in the Colorado mountains -- where no-one knows the dark secret of her past -- and she can spend her spare time galloping her palomino mare, Flight of Fancy, across the vast federal forest land bordering the town. To cap it all, horse wrangler Randy Hansen, the hottest man in town, with baby brown eyes, long blonde hair, six pack abs and a butt to die for is courting her.
Everything is turned upside down when Jamie, her young assistant disappears.
Tall, muscular Powell Stewart, with the bluest eyes she's ever seen shows up in town at the same time. Why can't she stop herself being attracted to him when she knows he could be Jamie's abductor?
Her quest to solve the mystery leads her down a dangerous path...
Trish Jackson has done it again. She's written one of her superior mysteries with all the action and tension as the rest of her work. Capricorn Cravings has a daring set of characters that one would expect from Trish. Riley is a woman with a past that she doesn't want anyone to know about. She moved the the mountains of Colorado to take over the practice of a retiring veterinarian. Then her assistant disappears. She doesn't know who she can trust. So she decides to do a little investigating on her own.
She meets a mysterious man who lives in a camp in the woods. Is he a government agent like he tells her or is he a serial killer? Add to that, a man she met in town is determined to make her his girl. She is turned off by his heavy drinking and crass behavior. She must decide which man she wants. And then her new assistant disappears. This book will keep you up at night. It did me. I finished it at 4 a.m. It was just so compelling, I couldn't put it down.
Ruth Ann Hixson, Author