Introducing the first novel in the pulse-pounding Sacramento series from New York Times bestselling author Karen Rose.
There is a serial killer on the loose, preying on vulnerable women. The only identifiable mark the killer leaves are letters—sometimes one, sometimes two—all carved into the torsos of his victims. Together they spell “Sydney.”
When he grabs Daisy Dawson, he believes he has found his next victim. But despite her small stature, she fights back with an expertise that quickly frees her. Before fleeing the scene, Daisy also manages to grab what proves to be crucial evidence: a necklace from around the killer’s neck.
The necklace is more than a trivial item—it is a link to a cold case that Special Agent Gideon Reynolds has been tracking for seventeen years. With Daisy’s help, Gideon finally has the opportunity to get closer to the truth than ever before.
But they might not get the chance, as the serial killer has a new target: Gideon and Daisy.
Longtime romantic thriller author Rose does not disappoint with her hardcover debut, opening her Sacramento series with a brisk pace, high stakes, and fully realized characters. When Daisy Dawson is attacked one night, she manages to fight off her assailant. In the process, she grabs a mysterious locket from the attacker that's connected to a cult. Gideon Reynolds, an FBI agent and survivor of the cult, is called in by his Sacramento PD friend Rafe, who wants him to protect Daisy and help her find and identify the person who attacked her, who may be a serial killer. As Gideon and Daisy develop a connection, Daisy, a recovering alcoholic, tries to manage her sobriety alongside an intimate relationship she wasn't ready for, while Gideon wrestles with his memories of the cult. The duo must overcome these issues and more while undertaking their shared mission to stop a dangerous villain. The thriller elements heavily outweigh the romantic ones, but fans of Lisa Gardner and J.D. Robb will enjoy this outing and be on pins and needles waiting for the next installments.
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