The Perfect Couple - Last Stand, Bk 4 Author:Brenda Novak One afternoon in May, Zoe Duncan's thirteen-year-old daughter goes missing from her own backyard. The police think Samantha ran away because she's unhappy about her mother's upcoming marriage...but Zoe doesn't believe it. In fact, she's willing to do anything to bring Sam home, even if it means losing her job, her beautiful h... more »ome, her fiance. Even if it means divulging all her secrets to a private investigator.
Jonathan Stivers is a P.I. who donates his time to The Last Stand, a victims' charity in Sacramento. He's good at what he does, the best. But never has he had fewer leads to work with...or been more attracted to a client. Jonathan's sure of only one thing: Sam was taken by someone close to the family. He doesn't know how close until he realizes that the "perfect" couple next door is anything but.« less
Zoe Duncan is frantic. Her teenage daughter has disappeared without a trace. PI Jonathan Stivers is immediately on the case and clueless. Luckily (or unluckily) the reader knows who the culprit is right from the beginning. It's usually a good thing to have insight into the killer but this guy is creep city. He is a nasty piece of work and getting worse by the day. The tension racks up and the surprises (both good and bad) follow. This is an amazing book but then again, I've never read anything by Brenda Novak that wasn't impressive. She grabs you from page one and just doesn't let go until the bad guy is captured or dead. This is no different. Hold onto your hats as this one isn't easy to read. The killer is brutal and inhumane and reading some of this will turn your stomach. Just thought I'd warn ya.