The first in French's new series starts with a bang. The plot moves swiftly, and the crimes are gruesome. French's crime-solving pair -- and the murders -- will stay with you long after you've turned the last page.
Agent Jillian Maxwell isn't afraid to peer into the dark minds of serial killers. She's made a career out of tracking them down. Her new partner, Reed Donovan, wants nothing to do with her suspicions of a brotherhood of serial killers. He only wants to retire peacefully. But when bodies start piling up around them, even Reed is forced to admit that Jillian's theories might be true. As Jillian fights to discover the truth about a murderer who seems much too close for comfort, Reed fights for her heart and soul in a battle with results that neither could have predicted. (LOVE SPELL, Jul., 326 pp., $7.99)
Whitney Kate Sullivan