A serial killer bent on revenge . . . and striking too close to home.
Teagan O’Rourke has always loved murder mysteries. In her job as a court reporter, she has written official records for dozens of real-life murders. She’s slapped evidence stickers on crime scene photos. She’s listened to hours of chilling testimony. But she’s never known the smell of death. And she never thought she might be a victim.
A young police officer is murdered just inches away from her, and then a man calling himself a serial killer starts leaving Teagan notes, signing each with the name of a different murderer from her favorite mystery novels.
Panicked, Teagan turns to her friend Max Kennedy. Max longs for more than friendship with Teagan, but he fears she’ll never trust someone with a past like his. He wonders how much of God’s “tough love” he can take before he gives up on love completely. And he wonders if he’ll be able to keep Teagan alive long enough to find out.
As Teagan, Max, and Teagan’s police officer father race to track down the elusive killer, they each know they could be the next victim. Desperate to save those she loves, Teagan battles fears that once haunted her in childhood. Nothing seems to stop this obsessed murderer. No matter what she does, he seems to be getting closer . . .
This brisk, smoothly written thriller from Irvin (Tell Her No Lies) pits court reporter Teagan O'Rourke, a murder mystery lover, against a cunning and vicious serial killer. As Officer Kristin Moreno of the San Antonio, Tex., PD is driving Teagan from the courthouse to the police office building where the reporter will deposit evidence from a trial she's just participated in, someone shoots Officer Moreno dead with a high-powered rifle. Teagan is barely home from this terrifying experience when she learns that her nextdoor neighbor has been murdered; a note is found nearby addressed to Teagan, ending with the words "I'll be in touch soon." Others close to Teagan become targets, and other notes addressed to her turn up, each signed with the name of a fictional murderer. Irvin keeps readers guessing the killer's identity and motive to the climax, where Teagan prays to God to let her get her hands on a gun. Fans of serial killer fiction with a Christian slant will be satisfied.
Closer Than She Knows
CLOSER THAN SHE KNOWS .....Kelly Irwin
Teagan was a court reporter, having written official records for dozen of murder trials. The judge wanted the actual evidence from storage. brought to him, going to get it, they were shot at. She now knew the fear, and smell of death. When Max was sure she would be okay he would go feed Tigger for her. He is greeted with yells from her elderly neighbor, then an attach happened to Max. He means so much to her, but she won’t let it happen. As a youth minister she knew what his dreams were. He still has some inner demons, and riding on his motorcycle helps, The pieces come together, was she the. target, and innocence people are now dead. A good mystery with
some romance. An emotional ride from the beginning, that readers will want to read. Given ARC for my voluntary review and my honest opinion from. Net Galley and Thomas Nelson.