by B. B. Hamel
The brief prologue of this book grabbed me immediately. I have enjoyed every book that I have read by this author, and I have to say that I think this is among her best. In this book the romance is definitely there, but it is secondary to the mystery/thriller aspect. A serial killer is on the loose. Rose, the heroine, is the sister of one of the killer’s victims. The killer has now indicated that has Rose in his sights. Nick, the hero in the story, is an atypical FBI agent who is part of a team that hunts serial killers. He is charming and witty, but also haunted by a mysterious past.
I thought this story was really good, so I don’t want to give any hint at a spoiler at all, which means I’m pretty limited in what I can write here. I thought the book was engaging and and entertaining, and just creepy enough without being too overwrought… even though the subject is a serial killer who preys on women, which is pretty dark. There is good chemistry between the lead characters, some interesting secondary characters, and a nice amount of drama. I also very much enjoyed the HEA.