This spooky follow-up to Hidden Moon switches the first-person POV from Claire the mayor to Grace the sheriff. Handeland is at the top of her game in this taut thriller. Part detective tale, part supernatural chiller, this is a full-on exciting read!

hings in Lake Bluff, Ga., have finally settled down after the nasty werewolf events of the previous summer, so Grace is none too thrilled to discover the town is under supernatural attack again. This time the culprit is something that can steal a human heart right out of the body, leaving no visible wounds. Grace is not sure if the arrival of Dr. Ian Walker is a good thing or bad, for he believes that Grace carries powerful magic inherited from her Cherokee great grandmother. It's up to Grace and Ian to stop this mystical killer. (ST. MARTIN'S, Jan., 328 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith