In the dead of night, psychologist Erin Reilly is abducted from her Tucson home. Her kidnapper: a serial killer who burns his victims alive. Tormented by his obsession, he wants Erin to cure him before he kills again. If she fails, she'll become his next victim.
While Erin's twin sister Annie searches desperately for her, Erin delves into her captor's psyche and his past, discovering a secret guilt...a complex web of crime and betrayal...and an unexpected connection between the killer and herself.
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."Suspense, sex, treachery, terror ... Thrilling!" (Mystery Scene)
The characters were drawn so well and portrayed in such a genuine fashion by the narrator that I was totally addicted to this book. The tension - high and relentless. The dialog - very natural, lots of inner thoughts. All felt seamless and smooth, and the book whisked me away to each scene with amazing skill.
I particularly enjoyed the chase scene when Erin escaped from the cubicle and was driving to escape from Harold.
Allison had a beautiful variety of voices she used to represent the characters - I never got confused over who was talking!
Absolutely. I practically did - on vacation listening for four hours to the ending. Fantastic!
The writing is superb in this book - that alone would make it worth buying. But the narration adds even more to the nuances and feelings of the characters - a superb production! Kudos!
I found myself not only sitting in parking lots to hear more, but actually talking alound to the characters! I hate the cookie cutter mystery stories where you can guess the ending by the second chapter (or not even care) - this is not one of them. I was very pleasantly surprised and am now hooked on a new author. So far, this one is the best...
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