REVIEWED BY CLARISSA CRUZ
Melody Grace McCartney, the 26-year-old at the center of this intense debut, has been in the witness protection program since she happened upon a Mob-related murder as a child. Forced to bounce from town to nondescript town to stay undercover, she resigns herself to a lonely life—until she meets a man from the old crime family who knows exactly who she is. They begin a relationship, trying to stay a step ahead of the Feds and the Mob as they go. Their speedy romance feels a bit forced, but the emotions of a woman caught in Melody's unlikely scenario ring deliciously, scarily true.