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While the romantic plot doesn't take hold until late in the game, this is a compelling and perfectly plotted
page-turner. Burton skillfully layers
her characters' storylines and motivations. Readers will be satisfied with Jacob's and Kendall's growth and
ultimate romance.

Women are turning up dead all over Henrico County, and every one of them resembles TV anchorwoman Kendall Shaw. Homicide detective Jacob Warwick recognizes the similarity from the first body and feels compelled to protect the nosy reporter.

Kendall is familiar with violence, having been held hostage and shot by Jacob's adoptive father only a year ago. Jacob was there to save her that time, but when she gets too close to the truth, will he be able to save her again? (Zebra, Nov., 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Annette Elton