Book Review

by Karen Rose

Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Suspense

2008 Suspense / Thriller Nominee

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Rose makes her hardcover debut with this terrifying followup to last year's Die for Me. That evil can survive and flourish in a town is the horrifying premise. Intricate plotting and rich characterization ensure that the tension and thrill factor hit at gut level and never let go. Rose is a force to be reckoned with!

Special agent Daniel Vartanian, still recovering from the devastating discovery that his brother Simon was a serial killer who also murdered their parents,
is handed a new case that mimics the
murder 13 years ago of Alicia Tremaine.

Alex Fallon has not returned to Dutton since her twin, Alicia, was murdered and her mother committed suicide over it. Then a call informs Alex that her stepsister Bailey Crighton is missing and her 4-year-old niece, Hope is traumatized. Bailey is not a new murder victim, but where is she? As more bodies appear, Daniel suspects that this killer is sending a very definite message, but to whom? Crimes from the past are surfacing, and their revelation may destroy a town. (GRAND CENTRAL, May, 436 pp., $16.99)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: Grand Central

Published: May 2008

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4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
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Scream for Me

Submitted by Robin in PA on February 17, 2014 - 1:46pm.

A week after burying his parents and taking down a serial killer, GBI Agent Daniel Vartanian is back on the job in Georgia. The body of a young woman is found in a ditch. She has been raped and beaten, then wrapped in a blanket. While trying to identify the victim, Daniel learns that this murder is strikingly similar to the murder 13 years ago of Alicia Tremaine. He is also shocked to discover that Alicia's photograph is one of the many pictures in the collection owned by the serial killer he just put down.

Alex Fallon has traveled to Georgia to search for her missing step-sister, Bailey Crighton. Bailey has been missing for several days. Her four year old daughter was found traumatized, alone in the house. When Alex approaches Daniel concerning Bailey, and the fact that the latest murder is nearly identical to the murder of her sister, Alicia; Daniel realizes that this isn't just a copycat killing, but a conspiracy that permeates the whole community.

This book relies heavily on the on the previous book in the series. I think a reader could be very confused if they hadn't read DIE FOR ME, even though the author does a decent job of catching us up on what happened in the past. It is also a little confusing with having several anonymous point-of-views. Not only do we have the serial killer who is very easy for figure out, but we have POV's of anonymous people in the community. We are left to figure out who those people are and what exactly happened in the past. There is a lot of suspense in this book and a hot romance that kept me glued. My rating: 4.5 Stars.