Handeland is in top-notch form with her latest supernatural thriller, told in her gutsy heroine's first-person voice. Not only does hot talent Handeland provide a sizzling and mysterious hero, she also deftly explores the friendship between two strong women. The result is sizzling and suspenseful!
Despite her recent fear of men, Claire finds herself attracted to Mal. But then a hiker is attacked by a wolf, and Claire and Grace sense that strange things are afoot. Something evil is gathering, and Claire seems to be the target. (ST. MARTIN'S, Aug., 352 pp., $6.99)