RACHEL O’NEILL is an American writer living in Cornwall England. In Buckley's fifth novel of the series, Rachel faces the decision of her lifetime - will she or will she not marry Moscow-ite Maxim Ballenchine on New Year's Eve? In the meantime she's tying up loose ends and travels to the U.S., first to sell her deceased mother's mountain cabin in Montana, second her deceased father's home in California. While in Montana she rescues a screenwriter, Allegra McAdams, from a roll-over accident. Allegra and her brothers have been left with the family cattle ranch near Kalispell, after the death of their parents. But the startling coincidence is that she also owns a home in Malibu, California on the same street as Rachel's son. Rape and murder, romance and mystery, all rolled into one in this contemporary novel by Rebecca Buckley. So hang onto your hats and come along for the ride.