Cardwell Ranch Trespasser is the third book in the series. I hesitate to send you back to the first two, as I didn't really enjoy them, but I think they're necessary in order to understand the background for this book. This book was much better than those two were though.
Hilde is a little disturbed when her friend Dana
invites a long lost cousin to come and stay for an indeterminate amount
of time. And from day one, her instincts prove right. Dee Anna isn't
just mysterious, but she seems to be the cause of many of Hilde's most
recent accidents. Growing more worried for her friend, Hilde finds out
what it's like to have everyone think she's crazy, while this stranger
grows closer and closer to Dana.
Hilde is probably the best
written character that I've come across in the series so far. She has
sense, speaks her mind, but still acts like a normal person. And she's
written so well that you actually feel frustrated right along with her
when it comes to the situation. Dana grows dumber and dumber with each
book unfortunately. She starts out so strong but becomes less of
herself with each additional book. Same with her husband. I realize
we're focused on new characters, but I'd like to see the original ones
make a comeback. The antagonist in this story was exceptionally well
written. You knew who was trouble from the start, but still wondered
what lengths they could go to and just how psychopathic they could get.
I said, you knew from the start of this book what you were getting
into. But that didn't stop it from being an on the edge of your seat
type of book. I was worried the whole way and eager to find out what
happened. And there was even some romance in this book (and a small sex
scene) which compared to the amount of romance thrown in on the
previous two books is a lot. It was still fast paced though, but not as
bad as the first two. This one didn't feel as if you were running a
sprint while reading it.
Much better than the first two. I'm now eager to read the fourth book, especially since it's a Christmas one.
Cardwell Ranch Trespasser