Payton knows the clock is ticking down. Someone is about to die, and his best
suspect is also his only source of information. He’s known Emma Ration’s story
for years—after all, a brutal serial killer left his mark on both their lives
when they were still young. Meeting her is another experience altogether. She
challenges his control and entices him in ways no other woman has.
But is she the killer? As the bodies pile up and their passion ignite,
Jacob runs the risk of losing his control. Falling for Emma was never in his
plan, but now that she’s part of his life he’s not about to give her up. Not
even to the FBI on the trail of the very same killer.
Jacob must figure out if it’s Emma in danger, or himself. If he can’t
uncover the identity of the copycat killer, it could be the end for both him
and the woman who has fast become the center of his life.
favorite romance genre but it is difficult to find a good novel that combines a
great love story with a challenging suspense plot. Blind by Sidney Bristol gave me all I
was looking for in the romance but lacked slightly in the suspense.
been touched by a dangerous serial killer. Jacob’s father was the detective who
caught him and Emma’s father the survivor. In different ways, the TBK Killer
changed their families fundamentally and they grew up in the shadow of a serial
killer story. When someone is killing again and using the same MO as TBK, Jacob
needs Emma’s help to figure out his next move. The closer they get, the more
obvious it becomes that one of them might be the next target.
Jacob and Emma have an explosive chemistry. They can’t seem to stay away from
each other even though it compromises Jacob’s work on the case. With his anger
issues, Jacob should be a turn off, but he just has an intense, protective
personality. At the same time, he never hides his feelings for Emma and openly
stands by their relationship. They make a great team and I loved them as a
couple. Also, many of Jacob’s colleagues and Emma’s brother provide interesting
storylines that I hope will be explored in future books.
fabulous one and it seems as if this will be a topic of other books as well. I
was very invested during the built-up of the suspense plot, but the ending was
fairly anti-climactic. After everything that had happened before, I expected
more. Another aspect I did not fully understand was why the killer didn’t go
after Emma’s father instead, since he was the sole survivor of the original
what I wished for, I love the idea behind the killings and the set up for
future novels. Also, Emma’s brother will be the hero of the first book in a new
series and I am really excited to find out more about him.