The Detective Jackson series rolls along with this exhilarating entry. The first sentence will draw you into the story and keep you guessing until the surprising ending. Jackson is emotionally involved in this case and fights to keep one step ahead of all the diversions in his path.

Two young women disappear on the same day. One is a young mother who apparently abandoned her infant and the other is the wild daughter of a society matron. Initially there are no signs of foul play and few clues to the whereabouts of either woman. When the socialite turns up dead, Jackson begins to piece together a case. Unfortunately his chief suspect hasn’t left home in over a year and has no apparent connection to the other girl. (SPELLBINDER, 2010, 298 pp., $13.99)
Reviewed by: 
Donna M. Brown