The loss of a patient by suicide is every psychiatrist's worst nightmare. Unfortunately for Dr. Tess Ciccotelli, it's becoming an all-too-common occurrence. When Detective Aiden Reagan looks into the apparent suicide of Cynthia Adams, he discovers that someone has "gaslighted" the woman into killing herself. The damning evidence points to Tess as the culprit, but she insists she's innocent.

As Aiden and his team investigate, anomalies start to turn up, and soon it becomes apparent that while others are dying, Tess is the primary target. But why? To invalidate court testimony she gave, or a personal vendetta? Whoever this killer is, the person is extraordinarily crafty, treacherous and violent.

Rose's rise to the top of the romantic suspense genre has been swift, and for good reason. This is just the latest in a string of truly diabolical and chilling romantic thrillers. Densely plotted and with amazing twists, this novel is, in a word, riveting. (Apr., 528 pp., $6.50)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith