Until Dark Author:Mariah Stewart FACE TIME — A skilled compositor for the FBI, Kendra Smith has a way with witnesses, helping them to remember crucial details about their attackers they might otherwise have forgotten. She believes her work helps to provide closure for the victims and their families–closure that has eluded her for the eleven years since her brother w... more »as kidnapped, his body never found.
Determined to put her painful past behind her, Kendra throws herself into every case one hundred percent. Now she is called in to sketch the face of a man the press is calling the Soccer Mom Killer. It’s a difficult investigation made even harder by the presence of Special Agent Adam Stark, a man with whom she once had a brief, passionate affair. As the number of victims continues to rise, and with a killer always one step ahead, Kendra will learn a lethal lesson: You can run from the past, but you can’t hide. . . .« less
I love Mariah Stewart. Her books are very easy to dive into and read in one day. I have read all her books and this one is just a good as the rest. It grabs you from the get go and makes you want to keep reading. Highly recommended book and author.
This was a perfectly competent novel, just not the sort of thing I really enjoy. It's exactly like that slew of Ashley Judd -starring thrillers in the 90s/2000s -- there's no real mystery about who the killer is, and there's no real tension in the romantic element, but if you like the leads you'll like the book. I couldn't say it was badly written, but it was obviously written; there was no real atmosphere or character development, but the plot moved quickly and the resolution worked.