Burke's third book in the Ellie Hatcher and J.J. Rogan series starts the suspense on the very first page and doesn't stop until the last sentence. The plot spins off into different directions, each one helping to bring about a satisfying and unexpected ending. Hatcher and Rogan are a dream team, their relationship the ideal of what every partnership should be. It's a wonderfully fulfilling book.
A young college student, Megan, is being stalked through a campus website, and the police can't do anything to protect her. When she's murdered in her home and her roommate is brutally attacked, it's up to detectives Ellie Hatcher and J.J. Rogan to find out what's going on -- especially after another woman is murdered and they link the two cases together. (HARPER, Apr., 368 pp., $24.99)