LIFELINE (4) by Christy Barritt: Julianne Grace fears that her ex-fiancé Darrell Lewis is trying to kill her — despite the fact that he is supposedly dead. Bradley Stone knew Darrell, and Julianne goes to him for help, but he believes Julianne is hiding something and could possibly be the dangerous one. As Bradley’s investigation continues, it appears a Mexican drug cartel is involved. Is Julianne trying to take down Bradley, or is this all part of a meticulous plan crafted by a deranged psychopath? The characters demonstrate that courage is found in facing one’s fears, and the suspense maintains a steady pace, nail-biting throughout.