Leigh Mitchell is the sensible, responsible, dedicated sheriff of her rural Indiana county. It’s a position that sets her apart in ways she’d never expected. She’s facing her thirtieth birthday and feeling restless. On a moonlit night, driven by a desperate need for change, she indulges in an innocent flirtation with an intriguing stranger.
Against all of her well-laid plans, she falls for Will Scott, a man plagued by dangerous secrets. By turns passionate and tender, Will reveals little about his past and less about his future. Yet Leigh takes a leap of faith and lets him into her heart.
When a teenage girl goes missing from this tight-knit community, suspicion immediately falls on Will Scott. Although his very life depends upon remaining unknown and unseen, Will lingers among the accusations and the whispers, even as the wolves are closing in – all because of Leigh.
Seemingly overnight, everything Leigh holds dear, her loyalty to family, devotion to duty and her trust in love are tested to their limits. For the first time in her life, steadfast Leigh must let go of the clear cut rules that have always guided her and travel the uncertain back roads of the heart.
I wrote this book without a deadline. No pressure. No snack needed.
More Praise for Back Roads
“A great read… Susan Crandall is an up-and-coming star.”
Category: Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Warner Forever (June 1, 2003)