Madison Lieberman is struggling to build a new life for herself and her 6-year-old daughter. A year ago, her father committed suicide after he was suspected of being the Sandpoint Strangler serial killer. She has always believed her beloved father was wrongly accused, but when she stumbles upon a box of incriminating evidence that belief is shaken.

Crime writer and ex-cop Caleb Trovato has long been obsessed with the Sandpoint Strangler case, but he's never been able to get close enough to the family to write the story. The case turns personal when his former sister-in-law disappears. Is there a copycat killer on the loose, or is the real Sandpoint Strangler at large again?

Believing that Madison holds key information on the case, Caleb deceptively insinuates himself into her life. When passion flares between them though, he fears that uncovering the truth might cost him Madison's love.

Novak's COLD FEET is a definite nail-biter! The reader is led down a dark path filled with suspense and tragic secrets. The plot is riveting, the ending delightfully unpredictable and the characters compelling. (Feb., 384 pp., $6.50)

Reviewed by: 
Susan Mitchell