When a woman and child seek the help of Hanover House, a shelter for abused women, Dana Dupinsky's open heart and arms welcome them. But the victim, Sue Walsh, turns out to be a revenge-seeking kidnapper who has abducted a deaf 12-year-old boy, Alec Vaughn. In Karen Rose's taut, edge-of-your-seat romantic thriller, Nothing to Fear, Alec's desperate parents turn to security expert Ethan Buchanan when they discover that their son and his speech therapist are missing. Ethan's search leads him to Hanover House, and to Dana. As director of a women's shelter, Dana sees the effects of dangerous relationships every day, yet Ethan makes her heart come alive. Safeguarding Alec while she decides whom she can trust puts their lives in mortal danger. Rose's well-crafted story sets pulses pounding and pages turning. Sandy Huseby writes from Fargo, North Dakota, and northern Minnesota.