There are some fairly graphic scenes in the book, which were well written and I felt sensitively written as well. The story follows the journey of a battered wife as she seeks to escape the clutches of her possessive husband, who just happens to be the Police Chief of the small town they live in. Complicating matters are the shady deals the Police Chief and one of his detective are involved in. It seems the only person who can help her escape is the newly arrived in town, detective Walker, from the big city.
This is a straightforward story, but well written and I would recommend it to anyone who likes romance and cop stories. It's a very enjoyable read and would have easily garnered five stars had there been a twist or two thrown in that wasn't obvious.
That said, I enjoyed reading it and would be tempted to read more of Hale's work.