Jackson is on a brilliant and terrifying roll with these interconnected thrillers. The evil perpetrated at a closed mental hospital continues to have deadly repercussions as a second demented killer stalks his prey. The cliffhanger ending will have readers begging for the next installment.
The night Eve Renner's friend Roy was murdered turned from bad to horrific when her lover, attorney Cole Dennis, shot her. Eve's injury has left her memory spotty, so Cole is freed three months later because of lack of evidence.
Detectives Montoya and Bentz are convinced initially that Cole is their man, but when they learn that Eve's father once worked at the same mental hospital where the mysterious Faith Chastain died, they fear that old sins may have brought forth a second serial killer. (KENSINGTON, Apr., 432 pp., $19.95)