I believe I first read about Tainted in People Magazine. It sounded like something right up my alley, so I placed a hold at my library and patiently waited my turn. I finished it one day and absolutely loved it. I give Tainted an A-.
Holly Barrett first saw Jack Dane early one morning—tall, tan, and so heartbreakingly handsome he took her breath away. He also seemed like the last person to disrupt her quiet, uneventful days with her sensitive daughter, Katy. But the charming, enigmatic Englishman has blown into her small Cape Cod town like a brisk summer wind off the bay.
He sweeps Holly off her feet, and is soon touching the lives of everyone she deeply cares about. But is Jack the considerate, concerned gentleman he appears to be—or is there a very different creature lurking below the surface? Has a monster entered her life . . . and how far will Holly have to go to save the person she loves more than anyone else in the world?
While I thought Holly was somewhat irresponsible for bringing a man she hardly knows into her home with her five year old daughter, I didn't find it impossible to believe. Sadly that happens far to often in my humble opinion. Ms. Morgan had me scratching my head trying to find out what Jack was hiding, and it blew me away. The ending was superb and literally had me gasping. I wish the author would have let us know more, but I guess the suspense is left hanging for us. A great read and I hope Ms. Morgan has more great books up her sleeve!