He promised to kill her. One night four years ago, Leah Carson’s husband almost succeeded. Philip stabbed her twenty-three times before fleeing. The police are sure he’s dead. But fear won’t let Leah believe it.
It starts with little things. Missing keys. A flat tire. Mysterious flowers. All easily explained away if the pattern wasn’t so terrifyingly familiar. Leah has a new veterinary practice and a new life with no ties to her nightmare. But Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agent Alex Morgan suspects something. And when another woman’s body is found, stabbed twenty-three times, Leah knows her past has found her.
As Leah and Alex untangle the horrifying truth, he watches her, ready for the perfect moment. Until death—that was the vow they made. And a killer always keeps his word…
With a bone chilling attack the author starts the story, that describes the evil mind of the culprit, and leaves the victims feel stalked and violated, if they live through it.
The feeling of being hunted and the danger remains through the tale. The evidence the law enforcement is not conclusive, to bring any peace of mind to Leah, to confirm her that she is truly safe. Years after the attack, she still sees, hears, and fears, daily, that a new attack is just moments away.
The paranoia makes her feel insane, leaves everyone doubting her mind, until Alex comes to the investigation, and starts to turn rocks never disturbed before, learning new information that might just prove, that Leah was correct all along.
The story has rough and raw physical attacks, that were chilling. The psychological tension is even more powerful. The mind games played are so calculated and smart, you would miss the mark if you blinked.
Alex has a reputation of being cold and emotionless, but he has just learned to lock it all away, and focus on the job at hand. This is something he has to do, to survive on the job.
The first time he has a problem with this, is when he meets Leah, and the attraction hits them both. The story has a dash of romance drizzled on the story, but the plot is strong, flowing beautifully, and the crimes so hideous, the hold and interest of the tale keep.
A thriller that might make you want to sleep with your lights on, and check your locks one more time... Sure to capture your mind
~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
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