Product Details Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages Publisher: Dell; Reprint edition (January 25, 2005) Language: English ISBN-10: 044024076X ISBN-13: 978-0440240761 Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 4.2 x 7 inches
A violent crime brings together four lives in Danielle Steelâs sixtieth bestselling novel, the story of a motherâs courage, a familyâs terror, and a triumph of human strength and dignity in the face of overwhelming odds.
Outside the gates of a California prison, Peter Morgan is released after four long years and vows to redeem himself in the eyes of the young daughters he left behind. Simultaneously, Carl Waters, a convicted murderer, is set on the path of freedom with him. That night, three hundred miles south in San Francisco, police detective Ted Lee comes home to a silent house; for twenty-nine years, he has been living for his jobâand slowly falling out of love with his wife. Across town, in an exclusive Pacific Heights neighborhood, a mother tries to shield her three children from the panic rising within her. Four months after her husbandâs death, Fernanda Barnes faces a mountain of debt she cannot repay, a world destroyed, and a marriage lost.
Within weeks, the lives of these four people will collide in ways none of them could have foreseen. For Fernanda, whose life had once been graced by beautiful homes, security, success, and stunning wealth, the death of her brilliant, brooding husband was already too much to bear. She simply couldnât imagine a greater loss, until a devastating crime rocks her family to its coreâand brings Detective Ted Lee into her life. A man of unshakable integrity, Lee will soon become the one person who tries to save Fernandaâs family from a terrifying fate. Fernanda must draw on a strength she never knew she had. Racing against time in the underbelly of the criminal world, buffeted by the dark side of power, and unmoored by loss and betrayal, no one can predict where this tragedy will take them.
Danielle Steel brilliantly explores the collision of a shocking crime with the ordinary lives of its victims in a novel that mesmerizes from start to finish. Ransom is at once a riveting evocation of lifeâs inexplicable turns of fate and a testament to the human will to survive.
------------------------------------------------------------------------ Reviews from Amazon
A wonderful book keep you wanting more!, August 15, 2013 By Carolyn young
This was one of the best books of hers I have read I have most of her books but this one was like I could not put it down I read it in less than a week it is 2:35 in the morning and I just finished it
Great book ..., April 9, 2012 By Char58
Love every one of her books. Can't put them down. Trying to add to my collection. She is fantastic. Best author!
worth five stars, October 14, 2010 By A. M. Molloy
I give the book Ransom five stars I think it deserves more than five stars. I thought the book was very good. I could not put the book down it was a real page turner. The suspense and the romance was really good in this story. If you want suspense and romance I would highly recommend reading this book.