After a judge discarded evidence in a series of the murders of more than a dozen adolescent boys, Samuel Tate, the so called "murder kit" is set free. Leaveing the court house as a free man he faces the mother of Danny Patterson, one his victims. He looks into her eyes and into the muzzle of the gun she's holding when detective Mac Donovan steps in to prevent her from shooting Tate and facing a murder trial herself.
Soon after that Tate vanishes and police and FBI are clueless about his whereabouts.
When Sarah receives a message of Tate on her answering machine, her ex-husband is killed in her apartment no one except Sarah and Mac believe this might be the work of Tate stepping out of his patterns. Only after a little boy is killed where Sarah used to walk her dog and lately had her new little friend Dwight accompany their play and walk, the police begins to react and make a plan that can cost Sarah's life which the selfless puts on the line for getting Tate.
Had I known this book is from the romantic suspense genre I would have been suspicious but so I wasn't and was graetly disappointed after the prolouge which began a bit graphic with the abduction of Sarah's own son and the thoughts of Samuel Tate. So the prolouge kept me on the edge of my seat and after that it just went flat. Finding neither some excitement in the plot nor finding much romance, the book seems to be unfinished and leaves the reader with his own imagination about the serial killer. I definitely read better books by Gayle Wilson.
This was the first book I have ever read by this particular author and it will be the last. I hope that the next person who reads this likes it better.
Great book and very suspenseful. The subject matter (child murder) is unnerving, but it's handled very well.
This is a new author for me. She will definitely be added to my list of favorite authors. This is a GREAT book. Definitely one I've had trouble setting down.
This was the second book I read by this author. Loved it! It has it all mystery, suspense, love. It's a crime novel with a love story.
I find it hard to read books about child killers. But this one has it's moments and the characters and plot is believeable. When a child-killer is set free, New Orleans is taut with anticipation waiting for who his next victime will be. While the police and FBI feel helpless someone is determined that no other Mother go through the pain of losing a child. Taut mystery that plays like a physcological chess game that will keep you reading.
This was a really interesting read with a lot of twists and turns. Enjoyed it immensely.