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New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood breaks new ground in her first contemporary suspense novel. Long-time fans of Garwood will be amazed at the way the queen of historical romance weaves this tale of love as it blossoms in the face of extreme danger. FBI agent Nick Buchanan is about to take his first vacation in three years when he receives a phone call from his best friend and former college roommate, Father Tom Madden. Tom relates the horrifying tale of a confession that he heard from a killer seeking absolution for a gruesome crime he has yet to commit. Worse yet, the madman, who calls himself the Heartbreaker, confesses that his intended victim is Laurant Madden, Tom's gorgeous younger sister. The Heartbreaker is crazy about Laurant--really, really crazy.
When Tom and Nick break the news to Laurant, she is furious at the disruption the psycho is causing in her very busy life. With her best friend's wedding rapidly approaching and Laurant's own business set to open in two weeks, there couldn't be a worse time to be stalked. But when she learns that the Heartbreaker has already broken into her home and watched her sleep, she reluctantly agrees to Nick's protection, even if it means that she's thrown together with her brother's all-too-sexy friend all day--and all night. Nick, posing as Laurant's fiancé, heads back with her to Holy Oaks. There he encounters a strange cast of characters, the likes of which are grown only in small towns where everybody knows everybody's business--except whether one of them might be a serial killer. Along the way, Nick and Laurant also discover their own hunger for each other. Readers will love the change of pace for perennial favorite Garwood. She creates a sensational story with a truly explosive conclusion. --Alison Trinkle
Started out slow to build characters but I enjoyed the last 1/3 of the book. Characters very believable and so was the plot. Have read several of the other more recent ones.Published 1 month ago by Charles Brazik
What twists and turns this book had. Took me three days to finish it. Some light hearted moments which were great.Published 1 month ago by Mrs. Gardener
This was my second time reading this book and I had forgotten how great it was. It still made me laugh out loud and I discovered some new dialogue that must have missed before, it... Read morePublished 2 months ago by R. Roberts
This is a page turner. Once you start you won't be able to put it down. The suspense is great the characters are perfect.Published 2 months ago by KRT
This very readablle book kept me enthralled. It is a good story line with a nice touch of romance. The author did not disappoint.Published 2 months ago by K. Graff
Kept me turning the pages. Had to stay up to the wee hours to find out who the culprit was. My first Julie Garwood book but positively not my last!Published 2 months ago by Joan McAteer
So many twists and turns! I couldn't put the book down. I enjoy the challenge of figuring out who the bad guy is but I had no clue until he was revealed by the author! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer