Accomplished series author Brant segues into single titles with a terrifyingly bleak tale of twisted vengeance. Both the hero and heroine fight through their own emotional issues while attempting to
stop a vicious rapist. Brant does a stellar job layering on the psychological elements in this complex and petrifying story that sets up a trilogy. Brant and romantic suspense are a dynamite duo!
Despite their bumpy start, Abbie soon proves valuable as she figures out a key motive of the rapist. This torturer not only uses a specially derived drug to enhance pain, he tailors the torture to his victim's deepest fears. But how is he selecting his victims and learning their fears? The pressure is on as this maniac grows ever closer. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Sep., 368 pp., $7.99)