DARK AND DEADLY
Adams follows up her terrific debut with another tale of dark and twisted hate. Is it bad luck, a curse or a diabolical stalker who harms anyone involved with Torie? By including the villain's thought processes, Adams keeps both the creepy and danger quotients high. The protagonists have plenty of emotional baggage between them, which complicates any collaboration. Adams is quickly proving she's a talent on the fast track.
Attorney Paul Jameson was Todd's best friend, and Torie assumes he despises her. However, Paul has always fought his attraction to Torie. Now a killer has both of them in his sights. Can Torie and Paul figure out who the vengeful killer is before it is too late? (ZEBRA, Jun., 352 pp., $4.99)