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by Lisa Gardner

Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Suspense

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If you're creeped out by spiders, this book is guaranteed to give you nightmares. The echoes of a victim-to-abuser pattern make Gardner's newest thriller devastating and completely chilling. The brisk pacing and flashback internal monologues provide unique viewpoints, but the horrific nature of the plot makes this story not for the squeamish.

Second generation FBI agent Kimberly Quincy is trying to have it all. Married to Mac, a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent, and pregnant, she is still putting in long hours on difficult cases. When a hooker specifically asks to talk with Kimberly, she reveals there may be a serial killer preying on local prostitutes. This twisted individual targets young girls and uses spiders as part of the show. As Kimberly digs deeper, she discovers things are more horrible than they first appear -- and she may be being drawn into an elaborate trap. (BANTAM, Jul., 355 pp., $25.00)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: Bantam

Published: July 2008

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4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
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Submitted by Robin in PA on November 30, 2011 - 7:58pm.

FBI Special Agent Kimberly Quincy is five months pregnant and should be cutting back on her work. Instead she is drawn into a case when a hooker tells her that prostitutes are disappearing from the streets and no one cares. Kimberly checks into this and finds Georgia Bureau of Investigation Agent Sal Martignetti is also looking into the matter since finding a package of drivers licenses on his car windshield. All of the women in the photos have not been seen in a long time. Kimberly and Sal join forces to see if they can find enough information to start a task force or if there is actually no crime.

This book was very hard for me to put down. I stayed up half the night reading it. Lisa Gardner has written a riveting suspense story with some great characters. Kimberly has been in a couple of Gardner's books. We get to know more about her and her marriage to GBI Agent Mac McCormack.

This is a dark suspense novel that covers disturbing topics such as child abuse, torture and murder. There are multiple plots and point-of-views in this book including the point-of-view of a man-made monster. All of the multiple plots come together near the end of the book in a very satisfying way. If you are a person who does not like intense disturbing topics (or have a hatred of spiders), you should stay away from this book. My rating: 4.5 Stars.