When it comes to delivering suspenseful plots that are layered with enough surprises and complexities to blow your mind, Rose rises to the top of the list. The third outing in her outstanding Baltimore-based series brings back familiar faces from the previous books and confronts them with the kidnapping of the child of one of their own. Rose delivers twists and turns aplenty as a vengeful killer plots a diabolical series of events all in an effort to torment Daphne Montgomery. Utterly shiver-inducing!

Assistant State’s Attorney Daphne Montgomery is awaiting the jury verdict on an important case when her 20-year-old son Ford is kidnapped. Horrifyingly, Ford’s bodyguard is found dead at the scene. At first, FBI agent Joseph Carter suspects the kidnapping is related to the Millhouse case, especially when, after the guilty verdict, the family goes postal and opens fire. However as Joseph, Daphne and others attempt to put the evidence together, they realize there is more going on. (SIGNET, Feb., 544 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith