Publisher summary: He left in handcuffs. Now it's time to set himself free. Nearly 20 years after he was wrongly convicted of setting the fire that killed his father, Lincoln Fox returns to Rebel Ridge, Ky. There, deep in the Appalachians, the truth of that terrible night lies buried - and he's sworn to uncover it. His plans take an unexpected turn when, in the midst of a blizzard, he rescues Meg Walker from her wrecked car. Suddenly Linc discovers another reason to clear his name. Meg, his high school sweetheart, had always believed in his innocence, and if he wants a future with her, he has to show the world proof that she was right. As the community chooses sides, those who once let a teenage boy take the fall for their crime are forced to raise the stakes. They kidnap Meg, leaving her to the mercy of the mountain. And a second rescue may be more than even Linc can manage. ...
My take: I always enjoy reading Sharon Sala. This book is the third in the Rebel Ridge series. In it you meet the people from the two previous books, something I always enjoy, as it creates a link that draws me into the story even more. The two stories - Linc's search for his father's killer and Meg's drive for independence - are both separate and intertwined, making for a more fascinating read. Both Linc and Meg are sympathetic characters, and while I couldn't relate to Linc's life, I found myself rooting for his search. Meg's story details her search for peace, love and independence, which is everyone's story.
Altogether a good read, and if you start with this one, you'll want to also go back and read "Don't Cry for Me" and "Next of Kin" to follow the other family members' stories.
My rating: 5 out of 5.