Hunter's Moon

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Delacorte Press, 1996 - Fiction - 356 pages
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A spirited young woman with a painful family secret. A lonely but determined FBI agent with a crime to solve. Set amid the lush landscape of Lexington, Kentucky--serious horse country, and home to the famous Keeneland Race Course--"Hunter's Moon is the riveting new novel of romantic suspense from "New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards.
It's not as if Molly Ballard has ever had it easy. At twenty-four, she's the sole support of her younger brothers and sisters, struggling to make ends meet by grooming at a Kentucky stable. So when FBI agent Will Lyman, in town from Chicago to investigate a racehorse-fixing scheme, catches her stealing cash from the stable, he's inclined to let her off with only a warning. Then Will realizes that Molly's familiarity with horses can help him nail the culprit he seeks. There's only one catch: She has to pose as his girlfriend to ward off suspicion.
Molly is hardly thrilled by the scenario, but she's in no position to object. If she doesn't agree, Will can have her arrested. With the gravest of misgivings, she joins forces with him, gritting her teeth all the way. Both stubbornly try to resist the sparks that fly between them until they can no longer be resisted.
When the community is threatened by a bizarre series of animal mutilations, panic escalates along with the bloodshed. Molly and Will are as frightened as everyone else, but it's not until the terror threatens to strike all too close to home that they realize the truth: Playing at love--even for the best of reasons--can be dangerous.
Once again Karen Robards has given us a dramatic thriller that is also a tender love story -- a novel of romantic longing, abiding familyloyalty, and suppressed desire that will break your heart and convince you of the transforming power of love.

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User Review  - Jen - Goodreads

I was very excited to read this book, as I have lived and worked in the Thoroughbred industry in Lexington, Kentucky for many years - even at the very Barn 15 at Keeneland where Molly works - and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Christine - Goodreads

I can almost always count on Karen Robards to write a solid, entertaining, three-star book and this was no exception. It was fast-paced, an easy read, and engaging. But in the end the suspense/mystery ... Read full review

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Karen Robards was born in Louisville, Kentucky on August 24, 1954. She graduated from the University of Kentucky. Her first novel, Island Flame, was published in 1981, when she was 24 years old. Since then, she has written more than 40 contemporary and historical romances including To Love a Man, Sea Fire, One Summer, Irresistible, Whispers at Midnight, Guilty, Shameless, and Sleepwalker. She has received six Silver Pen Awards, two Waldenbooks Wally Awards, one Romantic Times award, a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, and has been named to the Romantic Times Romance Writers Hall of Fame. She has written a number of series, including The Banning Sisters and Charlotte Stone. Her title The Last Kiss Goodbye made The New York Times best seller list in 2013.

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