She’d fought for her life but the terror continues.
For five years FBI agent Blake Garrett has fixated on a serial-killer case. Now the madman has attacked Marissa Lane. She escaped with her life…and some clues that could help Blake. Yet she is still the object of the killer’s obsession. And Blake is torn between the unquenching need to catch his prey and a deep desire to protect the woman he can’t possibly keep.
About the Author
Julie Anne Lindsey is a multi-genre author who writes the stories that keep her up at night. She lives in Green, Ohio with her patient husband and three crazy kids. Today, she hopes to make someone smile. One day she plans to change the world.
Learn more at julieannelindsey.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Riveting danger, an intriguing backstory and a sexy lawman to save the day ... what more could we ask for? With her first story in the Harlequin Intrigue line, Julie Anne Lindsey does not disappoint! She comes in strong with a sassy heroine, a conniving villain and a gun-touting cop determined to bring justice once and for all! It was fast paced, attention grabbing throughout, and had a sweet happily-ever-after. Really enjoyed! Photographer Marissa Lane wasn't expecting to become the victim of an attempted abduction when she went out for a run one morning, but she finds herself smack dab in the middle of the return of a fugitive serial killer to the area! FBI agent Blake Garrett has never forgiven himself for letting this monster get the slip on him 5 years ago, and not a day has gone by that he hasn't been hunting for him. Finally the end of this nightmare might be near ... but first he has to keep Marissa safe as the psycho starts playing hunting games!
I love it when a new author to me turns out to be a hit. Julie Anne's debut Intrigue book proved she has earned her place in the lineup of great authors writing the intense romantic suspense for Intrigue. Her style to tell the story is mesmerizing, it has wit and humor, depth and fervor, with her words she draws clear, vivid images of the vigorous hunt for the serial killer. The Garrett family and the brothers, in particular, are solid characters with depth and strength that raise my interest and I am already looking forward to learning more about them and their destinies in the future installments of the series. The FBI agent Blake Garrett is the oldest of the brothers. He is dedicated, energetic, loyal, and focused. His career is important to him but family is everything. His solid characteristics made him stand out, he is kind, sweet, considerate man under the shield of a warrior. Marissa Lane is a strong and smart heroine whose toughness was impossible not to admire. She is an adrenaline junkie, with a successful career, yet her greatest wish is to be a mom. The connection between Blake and Marissa was a tangible force in the story. It was natural, real, and tight. It was filled with passion and earnestness, yet the focus on their minds was on the case, proving them to be smart and capable, yet able to fall in love and show their feelings. The attraction was endearing, the passion unquestionable, the conclusion not rushed yet played out just perfectly. The chase over the mountains and difficult terrain for the serial killer, the sociopath who enjoyed the attention of the law enforcement, who loved to play and torture his victims, whose brutal crimes had caused too many lives was fierce and dangerous. The built up of the case is subtle yet powerful, taking it to a crescendo that left had me gasping. Absolutely marvelously intense beginning to a suspense series and introduction to an author, that I will be keeping an eye on and can easily recommend for everyone to follow up on. Entertaining, sharp, and vigorous romantic suspense ~ Five Spoons