GUILTY AS SIN
Alden’s latest leaves you with chills. With her masterful storytelling and trademark suspense, she brings us a tale of two tragedies — both involving missing children — and the strong, yet vulnerable, character that ties both together. Artfully weaving past and present with thick tension, swift pacing and intricate plotting, Alden’s story is a keeper.
An advocate for missing children, Kate Beckett’s latest case has her traveling back to her hometown to help with the case of a missing teenage girl. She returns to a place that holds tragic memories of when her own brother went missing and was murdered under her watch. When she comes face to face with her bitter ex-boyfriend, Tommy Ibarra, a security expert called in to help on the case, that painful time is relived. Tommy and Kate’s true feelings resurface as they chase down a brutal killer with links to Kate’s past. (FOREVER, Aug., 464 pp., $7.99)