This is the third novel by Laurel Kile, a high school math teacher in her native West Virginia. Her protagonist, Kate, is also a West Virginian who retreats to Pocahontas County for R & R after a stressful school year. What she finds there in the woods is a celebrity crush who she nurses back to consciousness and then health despite the fact that he is lying to her about his identity. Should she admit she knows who he is as their relationship deepens?
Brookland, Arkansas: Touch Point Press, 2021. 286 pages. Trade paperback.