The characters in Webb's dark new drama carry truckloads of emotional baggage that they must release if they are to succeed in their life-and-death trials. A complex plot and an eerily compelling villain make this fast-paced chiller outstanding reading. Take a deep breath and enjoy!
A child has been abducted and the kidnapper will only give his clues to Ryan. Rescuing the child is just the beginning, for this "fan" insists on raising the stakes with each new abduction. For Vivian, these kidnappings bring back dark memories of when she herself was kidnapped. Although she killed her torturer, Vivian has always suspected he did not work alone. Are past and present cases becoming entwined? (ST. MARTIN'S, Feb., 352 pp., $6.99)