Author: Brenda Novak
Read copy: eBook
Published: August 1, 2007
The Seattle police suspect Madison Lieberman's father was the serial killer they call the "Sandpoint Strangler." Madison refuses to believe it. Her father is now dead, and all she wants is the chance to create a new life for herself and her six-year-old child.
Then she discovers something in the crawl space beneath her parents' house. Something that makes her question her father's innocence. Or the innocence of someone else who's equally close to her...
When another woman turns up dead, crime writer Caleb Trovato wonders whether they're dealing with a copycat killer. Or is the real Sandpoint Strangler still alive? Caleb's sure Madison knows more than she's telling, and he's determined to find out what. But he doesn't expect to fall in love--or to lead Madison and her child into danger....
It moved rather slowly and the characters had a little too many secrets for comfort (but that’s what made it rather realistic, I think). In general I don’t particularly care for novels where the hero or heroine aim to deceive their counterpart, so that’s probably why this didn’t get the rating it probably deserved. Also, the whole romance aspect was rather shady and bland—I didn’t feel the “love”, if you catch my drift.
Still, it was a solid little suspense number with a particularly nice (and unexpected) twist in the end. Sure didn’t see that one coming.
I’m looking forward to more books by Ms. Novak, hoping for more “romantic” suspense.