KISS ME, KILL ME
Lucy Kincaid’s saga continues in the second installment of Brennan’s riveting new series. This time Brennan tests her heroine’s emotional and intellectual strength on a missing-teenager case that horrifically intersects with a twisted serial killer. Lucy continues to be a fascinating and enticing character, and her ongoing development adds depth to an already rich brew of murder and mystery. Brennan rocks!
When Lucy’s dreams of joining the FBI are stymied by a rejection letter, she is crushed. However, her new boyfriend, P.I. Sean Rogan, is not about to let her quit and suggests she appeal the decision. In the meantime, he could use her help on a new case. Kirsten Benton disappeared a week ago and her mother is very worried. With Lucy’s help, they discover that Kirsten was involved with Party Girl, a members-only website. Meanwhile, in New York, the Cinderella killer has struck again as another teen is found after a rave party. Kirsten’s trail leads to the Big Apple, so Lucy and Sean follow and find their case intersecting with a murder investigation. Can Lucy put the pieces together to find Kristen and stop a killer? (BALLANTINE, Mar., 400 pp., $7.99)