I enjoyed this book. The setting at the track is very realistic and the descriptions of the thoroughbreds are wonderful. The idea of race fixing and hurting these marvelous animals pulls you into the story hoping that Raleigh can find out who is responsible and stop the killing. I did find the early part of the book rather strained. It seemed that the author was trying too hard to make Raleigh a suspect. However, the ending of the book is excellent, full of excitement and redemption for Raleigh.
I particularly liked the underlying theme of the book: truth and lies. Raleigh's struggle throughout the book is to escape the lies she's building around herself. When her life finally comes together and she can tell the truth about who she is and what she's doing, she becomes a much stronger person. It was a very well done transition. I highly recommend this book, if you're a Raleigh Harmon fan, if not maybe it's the time to get to know her.
I reviewed this book for the Thomas Nelson Booksneeze Program.