Seventeen-year-old Dani is flattered when she receives love letters from a secret admirer. Excitement turns to horror, however, when her admirer murders her classmate and leaves behind a damning piece of evidence—Dani's necklace. Although the police are unable to prove Dani played a part in the murder, the cloud of suspicion remains.

Desperate to escape this madman, Dani later changes her identity and carves out a new life for herself as Dr. Darian West, a renowned criminal psychologist. For years, she eludes her stalker. But when a reporter uncovers her identity, the nightmare begins anew. She turns to her charismatic neighbor Richard for comfort and finds love for the first time. But Dani soon realizes she has fallen in love with a man intent on proving she's a murderess.

Just Past Midnight is a taunt and suspenseful tale guaranteed to keep readers on the edge of their seat. The twists and turns are diabolical, unpredictable and chilling. (Oct., 304 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Susan Mitchell