Heitzmann's latest is suspenseful and intriguing. The culprit's identity is fairly obvious from the beginning and that character's ultimate motive seems quite far-fetched, but the romance angle is refreshing and sweet.
A series of gruesome animal mutilations makes police chief Jonah Westfall uneasy. His small Colorado town hasn't seen much crime, but things seem to be escalating. As Jonah deals with a town that wants to judge him for his past, he hopes for a future with the only woman he has ever loved, Tia Manning. Can the two find common ground when things around them are so tumultuous? (WATERBROOK, May, 336 pp., $13.99)