#1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown returns with a fast-paced, emotional thriller where the lives of a young mother and a high-rolling consultant collide under devastating circumstances--culminating in a desperate manhunt that will change their futures forever. At a Texas county fair, amidst glowing carousels and a bustling midway, children's book author Elle Portman is enjoying a rare night out with her favorite cowboy: her two-year-old son, Charlie. But just as they're about to head home for the evening, the unthinkable happens: a shooter opens fire into the crowd, causing widespread panic to erupt all around them. Also in attendance was corporate consultant Calder Hudson. Arrogant, self-centered, and high off his latest career win, he's frustrated and confused when he wakes up in the hospital after undergoing emergency surgery on his arm. The doctor tells him he was lucky--that as far as gunshot wounds go, he pulled through remarkably well--but fury is all Calder can feel. Until he meets Elle. A chance encounter in front of a police station leads to a surprising, inexplicable gravitation to one another, but even as the attraction grows, Elle and Calder can't help but wonder if the unimaginable tragedy that brought them together is too painful and too complicated to sustain--especially while the shooter remains at large.