Bush’s latest takes readers for a thrilling ride, chock full of suspense and with tension jumping off the pages. Add to that good pacing, a complex mystery, a genuine romance and well-defined characters, and the end result is one story that will keep you not only captivated, but also on the edge of your seat.

Haunted by the death of her mother, a slightly paranoid Olivia Dugan returns to her office after stepping out to lunch to find her co-workers shot to death. She bolts, thinking she is the intended target. In her urgency to get away, she jumps into a car and takes a man by the name of Auggie “hostage.” She has always believed someone from her past was after her, and after recently receiving a long-lost package sent to her by her mother before she died, Olivia, with the help of Auggie, begins to investigate her dark past. (ZEBRA, Aug., 376 pp, $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Melanie Bates