by: Jerrie Alexander
The Wild Rose Press
Released: December 2012
A woman running from her past. A Texas sheriff who ignites a flame she thought lost forever. A killer who paints his victims’ to look like porcelain dolls.
Catherine McCoy, in spite of her aversion to the law, is attracted to the cowboy sheriff at her latest stop. She begins to believe she’s found a place to start a new life. Keeping secrets is a mistake, one that could cost her dearly.
Sheriff Matt Ballard hunts for a killer in the middle of the longest heat wave and drought on record. A green eyed redhead moves to town and captures his heart. When he learns she’s lied about her past, the bond of trust he thought they’d formed is broken.
Catherine disappears, but the killer has a surprise coming. She’ll fight to the death before being abused again. But will her determination be enough?
What an eerie suspense! I loved it. The killer could have easily been part of an episode of Criminal Minds (love that show) especially since there are actually 2 mysteries going on, who is the killer and who is the stalker or can they be one and the same? Both of those mysteries grab you and hold you prisoner to this book.
Matt has awoken the woman buried deep inside Catherine and she’s doesn’t know what, if anything, to do about it and she is also coming to think that maybe, just maybe she has found a place where she can be at peace. Matt would love to be Catherine’s “John Wayne” but her skittishness tells him something horrible has happened in the past and he should tread carefully. But when neither of them can hold back any longer, Matt shows Catherine just exactly what she has been missing most of her adult life, basically he rocks her world and her steely determination to be independent and alone.
Drue gives this book a