Assistant state attorney Fiona Gallagher is known for being tough; there are many in the Chicago Police Department who think she's out to get them. When Fiona is roused from a nightmare and called to the scene of an execution-style murder, she is prepared for the open hostility displayed by some of the responding officers. The last thing she expects is to know the victim.

The young woman killed was the daughter of a friend. When the investigation begins, the victim's twin sister is also discovered missing. Lead detective Ray Doggett has demons from his past fueling him on and is determined to find the murderer—even if it means working closely with Fiona, as neither trusts the other not to foul up the case.

With enough twists and turns to keep you turning the pages and well-crafted, interwoven stories, Stevens draws readers into her tightly woven web in the exciting read. (Jan., 394 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Debbie Richardson