The Hitchhiker on Christmas Eve

It’s Christmas Eve, and Renee is a mess. She has barely slept or eaten for two weeks. Her hair is ratted, her eyes are puffy and bloodshot, and her clothes are filthy. In the throngs of an anxiety attack, she decides to commit suicide by jumping off a nearby bridge, though the thought of it terrifies her. As she drives toward the bridge through the Virginia countryside, she considers driving into an oncoming cement truck. But at the last moment, she can’t do it. Then, she sees a dark, foreboding man hitchhiking. On a whim, she stops and picks him up. What does it matter anyway? But she immediately regrets her decision.

Who is the intimidating, tattooed hitchhiker – and what are his plans for her?

Synopsis
It’s Christmas Eve, and Renee is a mess. She has barely slept or eaten for two weeks. Her hair is ratted, her eyes are puffy and bloodshot, and her clothes are filthy. In the throngs of an anxiety attack, she decides to commit suicide by jumping off a nearby bridge, though the thought of it terrifies her.
Judy Moore writes primarily mysteries and thrillers, as well as lighter family fiction. A longtime news writer, editor, and magazine feature writer, she has a master's degree in journalism and was a college journalism professor.

Renee is determined to kill herself by driving off the bridge. She is distraught over the fact that her fiance has broken up with her and is already with another woman who is expecting their baby. Renee has been going distraught for two weeks and finally decides to end it all. She spots a hitchhiker and decides to pick him up. He has lots of tattoos on his arms and even one on his face. She thinks he might kill her and save her from killing herself. They talk and Chad reveals that he has just been released from prison. The more he learns of Renee the more he decides to take over the car and save her from herself. He drives Renee to a Rehab hospital because his mother is there and they also can help Renee. It is a very interesting story.