FBI compositor Kendra Smith is recovering from a divorce and lingering questions over her mother's apparent suicide. Getting back to her roots and restoring the old family home is at the top of Kendra's agenda. However, the sudden appearance of Special Agent Adam Stark draws her into the case of the Soccer Mom Killer.

Kendra is very good at what she does, and the FBI is hoping she can develop a detailed sketch of this serial killer. Kendra and Adam begin their investigation, but leads are few. For Kendra, the most frightening aspect of this case is its unnerving connection to her own life. Could this killer be trying to gain Kendra's attention?

Old family secrets and twisted emotions make this tale suspenseful and creepy. Making sure readers are kept on the edge of their seat is one of Mariah Stewart's specialties! (Dec., 400 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith