The story starts off in brutal fashion with a young girl wandering away from the band of settlers she travels with, and meeting up with a group of vicious outlaws. She is savagely beaten and raped by the men. She survives though and find her way back to the settlers but a young man who has a crush on the girl sneaks out of camp and slits the throat of one of the outlaws. This puts the settlers in great danger as the outlaws dog their every move and seem to be toying with them. Soon a rancher becomes drawn in when the settlers visit his ranch.
The author manages to create real suspense and the reader finds themselves rooting for the settlers, who it often seems are going to be… Read more