The Colorado Springs community recognize Maggie Slade as a troubled teen, who, since her father tragically died, is into drugs and alcohol. In public, Maggie is constantly arguing with her mother, especially when the older Slade started up an affair with someone who wants his identity to remain a secret. However, when her mother is murdered, Maggie is convicted of the crime and sent to jail. Seven years into her sentencing, Maggie escapes into the underground world of those on the lam.
Several more years have passed and Maggie still dreams of proving that her mother's secret lover is the culprit. In Florida, she meets former Colorado detective, Sean McLeod, whose attraction to her makes Maggie know it is time to skip town. However, this time fleeing is not so simple as Sean will not let her go. Instead, he decides to help her in her quest to discover the truth even if it means going up against a powerful force, who will do anything, including murder, to keep his tryst secret.
THE DAUGHTER is an interesting romantic intrigue filled with two wonderful lead characters and an intriguing support cast. The fast-paced story line is occasionally distracted by flashbacks, but that technique also provides readers with clues to the real culprit's identity. Jasmine Cresswell provides readers with a top rate romantic suspense.