Jessie Rayburn escaped from her home town of Baron Hollow, NC and never expected to return.
She knew that something really bad had happened to her when she left as a teenager. But she could not totally recall the events, only bits and pieces.
As a psychic investigator, Jessie has shields (walls) that keep her sane. Without those shields in place she could not do the work that is required of her at Haven. Some of those needed abilities are being blocked by her inability to remember the past. Jessie is determined to find answers. Now she needs to move past those shields and find out what really happened to her that night in Baron Hollow.
Unknown to Jessie is that her sister Emma is having nightmares as well. Only Emma’s nightmares are about horrific killings near home… nightmares of missing women’s experiences, and those women end up dead.
Are they dreams? Or something more?
Christine Feehan’s Leopard series is one of my favorites and the addition of Savage Nature only increased my enjoyment of these alpha men and their equally strong women.
This story opens in the Louisiana bayou where Saria Boudreaux is taking night photograghs of an owl’s nest from a nearby blind. When lights that should not be there are suddenly flashed nearby, Saria’s gaze silently searches the swamp surrounding her. The terrified human scream breaks the normal noises of the bayou and is just as suddenly cut off. A few moments later Saria hears the furious roar of a leopard near, what the people often call the ghost cats, but she knew better.
Drake Donovan stood on the dock taking in the sights and scents of the Mississippi River. He had been sent here to investigate a message sent to his boss in an unsigned letter. A message about large cats, death and possibly shifters. He knew all too well that the world carried secrets in it’s wildest places, especially since he was one as well.