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THE GINGERBREAD MAN
Genre: Romantic Suspense
The abduction and murder of the two Prague children is adversely affecting NY Police Detective Vincent OMalley. Despite a forced vacation, Vince follows up on the one obscure lead that his gut is telling him to pursue.
After arriving in the small town of Dilmun, Vincent inadvertently stirs up long smoldering issues. Holly Newman has put her life back together piece by piece. When she was a child, a masked man attacked her and her little sister Ivy. Holly broke free, but Ivy was dragged into a waiting van, never to be seen again.
Vincent suspects that the Prague case and the decades-old Newman case are related, but Holly insists that the man who murdered Ivy confessed and is locked away in prison for life. What if the true killer is not locked away, but still stalking his prey?
This pulse-pounding thriller will keep readers superglued to their seats. Ms. Shayne does an amazing job depicting the terrors, fears and emotional trauma that can stalk survivors of tragedy. An utterly gripping story. (Oct., 336 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith
Published: October 2001