Simon & Schuster, 2010 (2010)
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Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
andra Brown writes passionate thrillers with lusty, larger than life heroes and heroines and surprising endings - think
, among many others. This time she packs two sizzling romances and a particularly devious serial killer into
, Atlanta PI and former cop Dodge Hanley is surprised by a call from his past. He has never forgotten Caroline King, whom he once loved, and who gave him a daughter, Berry Malone, he has never seen. The mystery of what caused their thirty year separation pulls reader interest through the story, as Brown doles out answers in regular flashbacks. Now Caroline seeks Dodge's help to protect Berry from an unhinged stalker, Oren Starks, who has declared his intention to kill her. He has begun by shooting the colleague, Ben Lofland, who was working with her at Caroline's lake house. Dodge flies to Houston.
is ex-Special Forces Deputy Ski Nyland, one of the first responders in the shooting. Seeing Berry just out of the shower and scantily dressed, he's instantly smitten, though suspicious of aspects of her story. The third and final
in this gripping chiller is Starks. He cuts a gory swathe of bodies through Texas, but his methods and motivations don't seem to match his profile. Fortunately, as Starks' plans come to fruition, he's up against not only Ski, but also Dodge, who morphed on his first sight of Berry into '
Conan the Barbarian, proprietary and protective to a savage extent.
andra Brown's legion of fans will not be disappointed in
, another scorching thriller with engaging leads and a redemptive and very satisfying ending.
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