The last sounds Dean Wilson hears are a clock striking twelve and a killer’s taunting words. And his death is just the first. One by one, victims are stalked and shot at close range. Only the killer knows their sins, and who will be the next to die at midnight?
And in life…
In the ten years since her Hollywood career imploded, Lorie Hammonds has built a good life in her Alabama hometown. When the first death threat arrives, she assumes it’s a joke. Then she gets a second. Sheriff Mike Birkett, her high school sweetheart, has avoided Lorie since she returned to Dunmore, but when investigators uncover her connection to a string of recent murders, he’s drawn into a case that’s terrifyingly personal.
Timing is everything.
With every murder, the killer edges closer. Soon Lorie’s will be the last name left on his list. Her only hope is to unearth a deadly secret—before the clock runs out for good.
©2010 Beverly Beaver (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
“The popular and dependable Barton has again created an intricately plotted, thoroughly engrossing serial killer tale that satisfactorily resolves the current dilemmas but leaves a stunning cliff-hanger.” (Library Journal)
Yes, this book keep me guessing and held be attention until the very end.
Yes, after trying to guess who was the killer , I could not wait to find out who was the killer
I enjoyed all the charcters
This book took me through all the emotions
A must read.
If you like soap opera banter and sex scenes this book is for you. Maleah is exhausting w/her contrite attitude. Overall, the book is tolerable but barely. The "haaaa tricked you" on the murderer was just confusing and sloppy. For the book to have led up to who was killing the conclusion was weak.
Narrator was good w/all the different voices.
Mystery, who done it, medical, good YA, I'm in. light romance too. Bring on the gore but leave out the explicit love scenes please.
remove the explicit sexual content. It added nothing to the story.
I would like to purchase the rest of the series but probably will not because of the explicit details, which is too bad.
It wasn't a bad book, but it wasn't particularly good either. It seemed that the author made up her mind how many victims there would be in novel and then had to think of a variety of ways and circumstances to kill them off; some succeeded better than others but basically it felt like there were too many and it was drawn out. I found my attention wandering which is always a bad sign for me to view a book successful. I had to rewind on numerous occasions and then asked myself whether it mattered if I did and usually it didn't. By the time I got to the end and the 'perp' was unveiled I had forgotten who he was anyway. I can't honestly recommend it, but I will read the second one because the reviews say it's better. I hope you do better with this book than me, if you decide to buy it.
From the narration to the sophomoric dialogue and the underlying prejudices…there is a decent story in there somewhere, but I couldn’t get through it. Had to stop it by a third of the way through.
A little predictable, but good all the same. I did feel some of the characters were weak.
"Sins of the past"
In a small town where everyone knows your business, a woman is trying to forget her past where an acting job ended in an adult movie. Her old flame is the sheriff and although they both still have the hots for each other, he can't forget how she left him to pursue her career.
The woman is soon in danger as all the actors in her fabled movie are bumped off one-by-one. Maybe this will bring her and the sheriff closer?
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