Beautiful antiques expert Beth Denison is living in fear, for herself and her daughter. With good reason, she is being stalked by a killer. Neil Sheridan gave up his FBI shield five years ago, but his best friend Rick, a cop, pulls him in as a consultant on a case involving a serial killer who is eerily similar to a murderer Neil encountered in the past. The investigation leads Neil to Beth’s doorstep, and he is certain she isn’t telling him the truth, that she knows who the killer is. Chevy Bankes is the killer, he is a master of disguise and out of prison and he is linked to Beth, sending her antique dolls after he makes his victims look like them, all the time plotting to exact his revenge on her. To catch this killer Neil needs to get through Beth’s defenses and find out the truth, who this killer is and what else she knows about him.
When I first started reading this book and Neil met Beth, I was prepared to hate her. The one thing I hate in a ‘good’ character is stupidity and selfishness and at first I though she was one or the other or both. However, as I got to know her, I realized she wasn’t either, she had a jerk for a first husband. She did make a rather big mistake, but she tried to correct it, however, she was outsmarted by Chevy Bankes. There was one plot ‘twist’ that I saw coming from the very beginning of the book, it could be because I have read so many of these books and watched so many crime shows, that it was obvious to me. Even though you know who the killer is and are privy to what he is doing, this book still had a lot of suspense in it. If I were to compare this to a rollercoaster ride, I would say that you could see most of the twists and turns coming, but every once and a while there would come an unexpected bump.
My only complaints were my usual, the synopsis had mistakes in it and the romance. How come when someone is stalking you, trying to kill you, that you stop to fall in love? It doesn’t make sense to me!
I did like this book and I would recommend it to people who like suspense, thriller with a little bit of romance thrown in.