SLEEP WITH THE LIGHTS ON
The title says it all. In this first novel of Shayne’s newest series, “creepy and scary” is the name of the game. The attraction between the main characters almost runs second to the out- right disturbing slide into, and out of, the head of the serial killer. Readers will love this novel, which twists Shayne’s usual combination of sharp wit and awesome characters with a killer who could have leapt right off of a television screen.
Detective Mason Brown had a really bad afternoon — to say the least. It started with him accidentally hitting Rachel de Luca with his car and ended with him witnessing his brother’s suicide. This inauspicious beginning sends Rachel down a dark and twisting path. When Mason decides to donate his brother’s organs, the corneas go to Rachel, who has been blind since childhood. Rachel’s corneal transplant surgery is successful, and suddenly she is learning how to live with her sight. But along with restored vision, she gets something else, too: a door- way into the mind of a serial killer. As the haunting images take over, she joins forces with Mason to catch the killer, putting not only her new- found sight at risk but the rest of her as well. (MIRA, Oct., 384 pp., $7.99)