Avenging Angel Author:Justine Dare Now in her most powerful romantic thriller to date, Dare follows the trail of a killer who makes men pay for their crimes--with their lives. Newspapers dub him The Avenger, but to women at Rachel's House, a battered women's shelter, he's an angel. Regan Keller, the shelter's director, has access to records of each case of abuse--and that draws a... more »ttention to her, making her the focus of two men.
A serial killer is methodically slaughtering abusive men. All of the victims have girlfriends or wives in Rachel's House, a shelter for abused women, so naturally, the police believe that Regan Keller, the director, might be the murderer who's been dubbed "the Avenger." Wealthy Lillian Court, hearing that her beloved charity, Rachel's House, is the target of scandal, sends her son, Alex, to investigate by posing as the new handyman. Regan and Alex fall hard for each other, but he neglects to tell her who he really is. Still another layer of tension is added to the story as the reader wonders what will happen when she finds out the truth. Readers who crave the suspense of such serial killer books as last year's Unforgivable by Tina Wainscott and Monica Jackson's A Magical Moment (1999), also about a woman's shelter, will enjoy every spine-tingling scene. Dare, whose real name is Janice Davis Smith, also writes as Justine Davis, and is a four time RITA winner. Shelley Mosley
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The newspapers have dubbed him the Avenger. But to members of the battered womens shelter Rachel's House, he is an angel. What no one disputes, however, is that a serial killer is systematically slaying abusers-and that the victims of each of the murdered men have all been residents of Rachel's House.
As the shelter's devoted director, Regan Keller has access to records on every case of abuse. She also has the kind of caring heart that makes each case personal. But these things only draw attention to Regan, making her the focus of two men. One is a new worker at the shelter who shares her passion-and her bed-but not his darkest secret. The other is a police detective who believes Ragen herself is the killer.....
I loved this book. It shows how abused women do not deal as you would have thought after their abusive partners have been murdered. Still they try their best to move on and start a new life. They still also manage to fit in a bit of romance and show how Domestic abuse is very real and that there is help.