This book’s taut opening pulls you in and holds you in its grip all the way until the end. A serial killer is back and there’s only one woman who can identify him—the one who got away. Amanda has had to live with the physical and emotional scars for that brutal attack. She’s put her life together, but now it’s threatened to unravel when Police Chief Logan Richards shows up on her doorstep with questions only she can answer. As much as she wants to forget that horrible event, some things can never be buried or forgotten. But to help the police means leaving the narrow world she has created for herself. Logan’s gut tells him that Amanda just might hold the clue that will capture this killer once and for all. What he doesn’t expect is that his feelings for this strong, vulnerable woman will make this case very personal or that both their pasts have finally come back to haunt them.
Diaz maintains the suspense from one page to the next. I couldn’t put the story down. The characters are well developed and both Amanda and Logan are strong leads with a palpable attraction that feels real. Amanda’s vulnerabity tugs at the reader. For each step forward she makes, she takes another two steps back. Logan’s tenderness and patience with Amanda is touching. At the same time, he’s every bit the cop, working the investigation even as he tries to maintain his objectivity. Diaz masterfully twines the suspense with the romance, bringing it all to a breathtaking conclusion that will leave readers more than satisfied.
Keep an eye out for my review of the sequel, Simon Says Die. I’m also excited to report that Diaz’ will have a novel released with Harlequin Intrigue in 2013. I’ll definitely be checking it out.