Secrets surround Spirit Lake; forbidden love's one of them. Danger collides with the peaceful beauty in Laurel Hasting's woodland hideaway when the man who jilted her years ago reappears,on the run from a killer. Cole Wescott, wounded, stumbles off the train near Spirit Lake, Wisconsin. Evidence against the killer is across the lake at the abandoned mansion his family once used as a summer home. Now, Cole's living in it! A wildlife rescuer, Laurel would rather fix the paw of a snarling wolf than risk helping this man. As a teen she fell in love with him while racing on old logging roads, and skinny-dipping in meadow ponds. He left without a word, leaving her to face heartache and tragedy. She doesn't intend to open old wounds. Her life is now one of healing. Cole needs justice. His brother was killed in an explosion made to look like a boating accident off the Florida Keys. The prime suspect? Their boss in an ocean salvage business. Can Laurel risk helping Cole set a trap for the killer, and reveal her own secrets? Can she risk a rekindled love, knowing he might die and leave her again? What's the secret that turned him from her years ago?
Used availability for Christine DeSmet's Spirit Lake
May 2001 : USA Paperback
March 2000 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition