When a top lieutenant in a notorious ring of human traffickers agrees to turn state's evidence, Immigration and Customs Enforcement senior agent Sonia Knight believes she'll finally take down the illegal operation's devilish mastermind, Xavier Jones. But when an FBI sting on Jones' criminal enterprise collides with an ICE stakeout, Sonia is enraged: Her informant's life and her evidence are in grave jeopardy.
"Too difficult to listen to reader"
Chloe Parker has the world at her feet. Her career in magazine publishing is flourishing and she's about to marry the man of her dreams, billionaire philanthropist Miles Durant. But one month before her wedding, she receives a countdown card. No sender. No return address. No message. Only a piece of lace stained with blood. As the wedding gets closer, the cards keep coming. Every day, without fail. It seems, while she's counting down to the happiest day of her life, someone is doing a countdown of their own.
"hard to feel sorry for her"
Chloe thought her life was a fairy tale about to happen. Until her worst nightmare walked back into her life, shattering her dreams. Now he's holding her captive on a private yacht, intent on punishing her for mistakes she made in the past. His revenge involves torture and humiliation, and he will not stop until there's nothing left of her. He loves her. He loathes her. He's an angel. He's a monster...the devil in disguise. He's her savior. He's her deadliest enemy.
The nightmare is far from over. Alvin Jones, Chloe's husband from hell, is hot on their trail. Her nose is picking up on his scent. Her skin feels the heat of his rage. Her tongue tastes death - hers and Owen's. Owen Firmin has rescued her from her worst nightmare, but will they be able to cross a dangerous island filled with traps and other hazards in order to reach Owen's yacht, and their only real chance of escape? Chloe has learned the hard way that life is full of surprises.
Photojournalist Brynn Elliot chronicles Baltimore's grittier side - a talent cultivated from her years as a teenage runaway. But a photo from her past plunges her into the crosshairs of enemies. Detective Parker McCall has devoted 15 years trying to solve his brother's murder, and with the release of a photo implicating Brynn as a suspect, he feels close to finding justice. Determined to get answers, Parker must ignore the attraction he feels for the haunted beauty in the photo. And Brynn must decide if Parker will protect her or betray her in his hunt for a killer.
Stunned by the loss of her sister, Ryan determines to keep the secret they shared right before Marissa died. But Ryan soon finds herself caught in a web of growing terror as a series of "coincidences" make Ryan doubt her own sanity. Can she discover the truth before she shares her sister's fate?
Late one night Victor Carl gets a panicked phone call from an old law school classmate. Guy Forrest claims he has just found the body of his fiancé lying murdered in the house they shared. The victim is Hailey Prouix, for whose love Guy had abandoned his children, his job, his wife, his life. Hailey had mesmerized every man she ever met, including, unbeknownst to Guy, Victor Carl.
"a mesmerizing listen"