This starts with an excellent mystery and some suspense and angst, yet
the end is disappointingly predictable
with some superfluous characters.
The hero, who makes excuses for acting like a jerk, is unlikable and has a limited vocabulary.
Ten years ago, Kylie McKay's knee was injured in an attack, ending her professional tennis career and causing her to leave town. Now the bat's been found, the investigation reopened and Detective Chase Manning, who once loved Kylie, is handed the case. When threats against Kylie put others in danger and evidence points to her brother, will she run once again? (BERKLEY SENSATION, Aug., 368 pp., $7.99)