Nothing can stop Sylvie Masters from scuba diving to find her mother's downed plane—except possibly the hit man determined to keep the truth from surfacing. When brave bush pilot Will Pierson comes to her rescue, she knows she can still reach her goal, but she needs his help. Will wants answers about the crash, too, especially since his mother was the missing plane's pilot. He'll be the hero Sylvie needs, but can he ever trust her? Sylvie is shrouded in secrets that keep leading her back to Mountain Cove. Secrets someone will kill for. Will may protect her, yet no one can persuade her to end her search…not even a killer.
My thoughts: TAILSPIN is the fifth book in Ms. Goddards's Mountain Cove series, but it easily stands alone. I hadn't read very many books in the series so I have no idea if it has continuing characters or not.
Sylvie is desperate to find the wreckage of the plane where her mother died. She doesn't suspect foul play at all -- at least until her life is threatened by an unknown diver intent on killing her. She manages to escape, but only to find herself running for her life as an unknown rifleman chases after her. When Will lands his plane she isn't sure if attacks are to be added from the sky now too or if he was her hero come to rescue her.
Questions abound with no obvious answers as Sylvie and Will are kept running. Is Sylvie's stepfather behind the attempts at her life -- or someone else? Sylvie's stepfather seems to be the only suspect in the story, so it did seem pretty cut and dried. Not in a predictable way. However, surprises are in the works, including why Sylvie's mom was running, where she was going, what she was doing, who she was meeting and so much more. And maybe, just maybe the obvious suspect wasn't the one behind the attacks.
Love romantic suspense? You will love TAILSPIN. Highly recommended for a great, fast, edge-of-your-seat read. Mountain Cove: In the Alaskan wilderness, love and danger collide.