Evan Markham has it all -- beautiful wife, a new house in a "neighborhood of million-dollar homes," and a successful consulting business. Or is he a Jekyll and Hyde figure who, as his wife, Corie, may come to find out, is into deadly "sex games." The first crack in Evan's carefully crafted and controlled life comes with the murder of Brice Shaughnessy, one of Corie's friends. From here, the author crafts a suspenseful thriller that begins with homicide Detective Jack Fariel's investigation into Brice's murder, which leads him to Corie -- his former high school crush. As Jack gets closer to finding the answers needed to solve the case, he also becomes aware of unsolved murders that coincided with Evan's constant travel, revealing that he was not focused solely on business while on the road. A web of deceit, murder, lost love, and regret, coupled with more than a few surprising twists, and sprinkled with a psycho killer or two, make for a better than average serial-killer thriller.
From ABNA Expert Reviewer
An ex-killer turned business man finds his past coming to haunt him. He's got everything he wants...a wife, a mistress, successful business and never expected to have his wife's friend's death unveil his bad conduct. To complicate matters, his wife's ex-love is the lead investigator. The characters are interesting and well written. Overall, I think that this could be a fantastic read.
From the Back Cover
- Donnell Ann Bell, author of The Past Came Hunting & Deadly Recall
"Merit Clark's debut novel is a dark delight. Clark builds the
tension until it becomes intolerable and releases it in a climax that
not only satisfies, it satiates. The blood in this story runs hotter
than the sex, and the sex sizzles."
- Harlen Campbell, author of Sea of Deception, Monkey on a Chain,
& Jennifer's Weave