Theodore Glenn loves to inflict pain... both on his victims and on those who later find the mutilated corpses. At his trial seven years ago, Glenn vowed vengeance on Detective Will Hooper, the cop who nabbed him, and beautiful Robin McKenna, the stripper whose testimony put him behind bars.
When a catastrophic disaster sets Glenn free, he blazes a freshly bloodied path across San Diego County. But the death he craves most is Robin McKenna's.
Putting aside their past troubled relationship, Will rushes to protect Robin, now a savvy businesswoman operating an upscale club. As the killings mount and Glenn proves a master manipulator, Robin and Will become snared in a twisted web of horror. But the shocking truth is even worse: The evil they are to face is even deadlier than they fear.
©2008 Allison Brennan (P)2012 Audible, Inc
While the basic plot of what would happen next had some interesting twists, the story behind the villain's obsession with the main female character was a stretch. The historical bond between the main characters seemed to develop with an unreal speed (weeks) and was destroyed by an appropriate investigative question that left both of them with supposed emotional scars that lasted over a seven year period. It's implausible to think that the female character, with her presented strength and moxie could be affected to the degree she was; a theme that was reinforced ad nauseum during the book. It was all a little too far-fetched and ultimately detracted from some of the strong points of the writing. The personal relationship aspects of the story could have benefitted from a little more depth, which would have improved what had the potential to be a great book.
I have read other books by Allison Brennan and have enjoyed them. I'm not sure if this book is an indication of mass production to increase publication volume or if evolution of my reading preferences has exposed me to better writers but the characters and some of the back-story to their relationships was remarkably weak.
I don't have time to read a book, so audio is all I am familiar with
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