“Dimon excels at creating memorable, complex characters.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Salvation, Pennsylvania. The commune located in the small town was advertised as a modern Utopia: a place to live, share, and learn with other like-minded young people. Cate Pendleton’s sister was one of them. Now she’s dead—and Cate won’t rest until she finds out who killed her. Stonewalled at every turn, she approaches a DC Fixer for help and ends up with Damon Knox, a mysterious man with a secretive past. But Cate soon discovers that she not only needs Damon, she wants him, which isn’t good—for the attraction brewing between them will only lead to complications that can turn into danger . . .
Damon has tried to erase the hellish memories and the evil that happened in Salvation ever since he left a long time ago. Still, he can’t turn his back on Cate. As Damon works with Cate to uncover her sister’s killer, he finds himself drawn to her more and more. But how will she feel about him when she learns about his connection to the place?
Joining forces to uncover the truth, they must stay one step ahead of a cunning killer who’s bent on not being exposed.
Dimon's fourth Games People Play contemporary romantic thriller (after The Pretender) pairs unwavering Cate Pendleton with capable investigator Damon Knox to find out who killed Cate's sister at a commune in Salvation, Pa. Damon never wanted to return to the horror he once experienced in Salvation, but when his boss assigns him to assist Cate, he finds his opportunity to face his demons to be almost as irresistible as the sexy brunette. Danger lurks at every turn, and there are enough murder suspects to create a new series. While Cate seeks justice for her sister, Damon fights an internal battle with guilt and shame for a mistake made long ago. He doesn't feel worthy of Cate, but he can't let her go. Dimon capably balances the romantic relationship with the fight for survival, avoiding clich and easy fixes. Love scenes are intense and fully detailed, adding depth to the emotional connection. An explosive ending will delight and satisfy series fans.