Dark Truth - Truth, Bk 3 Author:Mariah Stewart WILL THE TRUTH SET HER FREE -- OR SET A TRAP? Murder didn't end Nina Madden's life -- it destroyed it. When her father was charged with the serial killings of several college students, Nina and her stepmother became pariahs in their small Maryland town. Though Nina never believed the hideous accusations, evidence led to her father's conviction a... more »nd guaranteed the death penalty. When her father died in prison, his case still on appeal, Nina left Stone River and never looked back ... but she couldn't shake the lingering doubts. More than sixteen years later, those doubts are stirred to grim life. A new series of murders is plaguing Stone River: a killing spree that bears a striking resemblance to the one that sent Nina's father to prison. And Nina isn't the only one disturbed enough by the gruesome events to take notice. Wes Powell, the cop who pursued the original case, can't ignore the eerie similarities between the crimes ... or their harrowing implications. Drawn back into a mystery that refused to die, Nina and Wes will cross paths on their dangerous quest -- and find themselves in the crosshairs of a bloodthirsty predator.« less
I love how the author makes each novel of this series a stand alone book, yet keeps Regan and Mitch as an ongoing sub plot. If you are looking for a "Romantic Suspense", go elsewhere. Mariah Stewart is pure "Mystery Thriller". Stewart's stories, such as this dark tale, clearly shows that she enjoys her work. It also shows how twisted and devious her imagination is! As you read, do not assume that you know who the killer is. Terrific addition to the "Truth" series.