A love rekindled…or a deadly reunion?
Even after a decade, Sarah Hampton is haunted by the night that nearly ended in a bloody massacre and destroyed her high school romance with handsome Tyler Grant.
Now the horror has returned.
It’s a reckoning from the events of that terrifying night—and a love they never let go.
Only this time Tyler must protect Sarah from the killer hiding in the darkness…or lose her forever.
This was a quick read for me since pretty much inhaled it and I couldn't put it down until the end. It was intense, it was scarier than the most, in a creepy and eerie kind of a way the most serial-killer stories are, and it had such an adorable, sweet yet ardent, rekindled romance, that took my breath away with the sizzling passion between them.
The prologue sets the background to the story well and gives the insight to the characters and their relationships with each other. It actually takes the first fifth of the book, but it is well-used space, as all the information is needed to understand the nuances of the present situation, see the layers in the relationships.
The crimes committed are some of the most bloody, cruel, and crimson kind. The case is twisted and the clues are barely there. I loved the fast pace that moved the tale along, the law enforcement's teamwork, and everyone's willingness to co-operate.
Sarah Hampton and Tyler Grant once believed they would always be together. Now a decade later, it seems like not a day has gone by that they have not loved and cared for each other even being apart. The new connection is tight and fast, it is natural and believable, it is real and true, filled with passion and adoration, need to protect, and take care of each other.
I have read about twenty books by the author and enjoyed most of them immensely, yet I think this is my favorite book by her - so many deep emotions, so intense, the cruel and gritty crimes, with the most sensual and expressive romance balancing the horrors of the evil minds.
A must read, indeed, for all romantic suspense fans!
~ Five Spoons
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me