By Beverly Barton

"New York occasions" bestselling writer Beverly Barton grants a hot novel of suspense a couple of small city sheriff on a determined hunt for a twisted serial killer that takes her to the sting of hazard and hope. he is their mystery admirer, wooing them with cell calls, love letters, and distinctive presents. From a distance, he admires them, wants them, despises them. And whilst he will get shut adequate, he kills all of them. Adams County, Alabama, is a small, pleasant position the place we all know one another - yet no longer good sufficient, it kind of feels, simply because Sheriff Bernie Granger has a serial killer on her arms, a complete psycho who stalks, woos, kidnaps and kills his sufferers. it is Bernie's first enormous case, an opportunity for her to end up herself to her new boss, former Memphis police detective Jim Norton, however it will not be effortless. This killer is uncannily shrewdpermanent. it truly is as though he is aware what Bernie's considering. And his subsequent circulation is greater than surprising - it truly is chillingly own. A terrifying video game is underway. A determined hunt has all started. And a rookie sheriff is set to prevent a killer in any respect charges. yet is she getting closer to catching him or drawing a ways too on the subject of his lethal flame?

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Just warning you ahead of time. ” Jim swallowed. ” “Not with my Amy. ” “When Amy calls you, why don’t you suggest that you come for dinner one evening when your son is visiting,” Bernie said. ” Jim released a silent sigh. Once again, his boss had come to his rescue. Was that just her nature? he wondered. Was she the caretaker type who was always looking out for others? Suddenly Ron Hensley’s cell phone rang—a distinct, loud ring, no catchy tune. ” Jim studied the deputy’s facial expressions and figured something was wrong, bad wrong, before Hensley said, “Goddamn it.

Downs came forward, shook Jim’s hand, and welcomed him cordially. Then reluctantly, after glancing at the sheriff as if to tell her he would do what he had to do, Hensley held out his hand to Jim, but he didn’t say anything. Hensley had a strong, firm grip, but he didn’t use the handshake as a pissing contest to prove he was as strong or stronger than Jim. And Jim respected that type of reserve and control in any man. His estimation of Hensley improved because of that one simple gesture. “Y’all will get a chance to become better acquainted later,” Sheriff Granger told the deputies.

Yeah, sure. ” Jim knew that he would have to prove himself to the other deputies, especially to Lieutenant Hensley. He was willing to do his part to get along with the guy, as long as Hensley didn’t give him any shit. From the get-go, he needed to make it clear that he was the chief deputy, the man in charge. And he needed to do this in a way that didn’t alienate any of his deputies. “Ron and John are both here this morning, at my request. ” Sheriff Granger opened the door and breezed into the central office.

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