“Generates genuine thrills.”—Publishers Weekly
She won’t be a victim ever again…
Four years ago, Skye Kellerman was attacked in her own bed. She managed to fend off her knife-wielding assailant, but the trauma changed everything about her life. As a result of that night, she joined two friends—also survivors—in starting The Last Stand, an organization to help victims of crime.
Now, Skye’s would-be rapist is getting out of prison. She knows that he hasn’t forgotten that her testimony cost him his reputation—and his freedom.
Sacramento detective David Willis, who investigated her case, believes this man is a clear and present danger, guilty of other crimes, as well. And he’s free to terrorize Skye again. Unless she can fight back. And, with David’s help, that’s exactly what she plans to do…
The inaugural Skye Kellerman novel from Novak (Dead Right, etc.) generates genuine thrills. Attacked four years ago at home by rapist and murderer Oliver Burke, Skye defended herself and put him behind bars. Inspired by her own struggle, Skye began the Last Stand an organization focused on helping survivors and teaching self-defense. She is also wrestling with an attraction to the detective from her case, David Willis. When Burke cuts a deal, the fiend is out on the street, eager for revenge on Skye who has been the focus of his continued obsession. Novak changes the pace by focusing on the families of the victim, of Willis, of Burke showing different sides of protective love. Skye's fellow members of the Last Stand get short shrift, but readers will look forward to books in the series devoted to each woman.
Loved this book. Couldn’t put it down. All of Brenda Novak’s books have that effect. Going for the next one.
A great book! Well written, read it straight through in one sitting. Looks like a great series as well as an intelligent author.