Called one of the most popular voices in women's fiction by Newsweek, author Karen Robards follows up The Senator's Wife (a bestseller on the Wall Street Journal and USA Today lists) with her heart-stopping new novel, The Midnight Hour. Judge Grace Hart seems to have it all: a successful career, a bright, beautiful teenage daughter, and a comfortable home in a quiet Ohio suburb. But beneath the placid veneer, darker truths lie waiting: Her daughter is testing the limits of Grace's patience, exploring a world of liquor and drugs, and a stranger has begun lurking about, threatening their safety and peace of mind. Unnerved by the prospect of a stalker, Grace calls the police--and that's where Detective Tony Marino comes in. But his presence creates as much confusion as it does security. While outwardly they seem to be opposites, the undercurrents of a romantic attraction between them are undeniable. When it becomes clear that the stalker has the power to destroy all that Grace holds dear, Grace and Tony join forces to stop him, soon learning that any hope for their future will require a reckoning with the past. Karen Robards pulls out all the stops to create her most nerve-shattering book to date, keeping readers breathless and guessing what will come next until the very last page. From the Hardcover edition.