A serial killer preys on the residents of Redding, California— five young women slain in as many months, and no suspects. Forensic artist Annie Kingston's newfound Christian faith is challenged as she draws the victims for identification. Then a sixth victim is left next to her property. Is the killer taunting her?

With her private life in upheaval, as well as the strain of the murders, Annie's emotional resources are strung to the snapping point. She must learn that the source of evil lies in the unseen realm, and the answer to it can only be found on her knees.

Collins' polished plotting sparkles in this third in the Hidden Faces series. The author spins unique word twists on the psychotic serial killer mentality. Lock your doors, pull your shades and read this book at noon—not in the dead of night. (May, 400 pp., $12.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill Elizabeth Nelson