That’s a line from a Bob Dylan song, Like A Rolling Stone, circa 1965.
In Book 1, Fool Me Once, brilliant litigator, Evan Parker, steals his wife’s self confidence and her self respect, however unintentionally. “During the last few years of their marriage, Ronnie had given up trying to please him. Nothing she did, wore or cooked seemed to impress him, no matter how much time and effort she poured into it. She’d come to think of their house as The Dead Zone.”
Ronnie’s on the receiving end again in Book 2, A Bitter Wind Blows, when internationally-acclaimed author, Bernard Hyatt, rents the cabin directly behind her best friend, riding buddy and confidante, Mindy-Morrison-Myers. Little by little, Bernard intrudes, ultimately driving a wedge between the two women. “I don’t talk to her much myself,” Ronnie said. “I feel like I’m being replaced; she seems to have a new girlfriend.”
After personal tragedy, heartbreak and bitter betrayal tear her world apart, Olympic event rider Asha Hamilton falls apart in Book 3, Signs of Life, just days before the start of the Atlanta games when her identical twin sister Alix takes her husband, her innocence and her hope of a gold medal.
And in Book 4, Ride A Pale Horse, it’s handsome, charismatic venture capitalist, Luc Deschaines who realizes someone he least suspected has stolen his daughter Stephanie’s affections and her bright future at a prestigious New England college.