Father Thomas Madden thought little could be said in the confessional that would completely shock him, but a man calling himself Heartbreaker changes that.

Quickly suspecting that this is a very disturbed individual, his concern turns to horror when the man claims to be a serial killer who has targeted Thomass sister, Laurent, as his next victim.

Thomas is torn between the sanctity of the confessional and calling in the authorities. However, Heartbreaker takes matters out of his hands by sending a recording of his confession to the FBI. He knows that Thomass friend Nick Buchanan is an agent and challenges the bureau to stop him.

When Thomas informs Laurent about Heartbreakers fixation, she is stunned. She will not run, however, but stay and fight.

Mega-selling historical author Julie Garwood takes her unique talent to the contemporary genre, and HEARTBREAKER establishes that Ms. Garwood has a flair for intrigue and suspense! (Aug., 560 pp., $7.99—Hardcover published July 2000)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith