He promised to kill her. One night four years ago, Leah Carson’s husband almost succeeded. Phillip stabbed her twenty-three times before fleeing. The police are sure he’s dead. But fear won’t let Leah believe it.
It starts with little things. Missing keys. A flat tire. Mysterious flowers. All easily explained away if the pattern wasn’t so terrifyingly familiar. Leah has a new veterinary practice and a new life with no ties to her nightmare. But Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agent Alex Morgan suspects something. And when another woman’s body is found, stabbed twenty-three times, Leah knows her past has found her.
As Leah and Alex untangle the horrifying truth, he watches her, ready for the perfect moment. Until death–that was the vow they made. And a killer always keeps his word. . .
Review: So many times with a mystery/suspense novel you can pick things up along the way and have a pretty good idea of where it is going to end up. I have to say that this one surprised me. Not sure if it was that I just didn’t pick up on the smaller bits because I was so into this one, but I didn’t expect this to go the direction it did.
I’d have to say that this is my favorite book in this series so far. Everything just sort of all fell into place well. Through most all of this book I kept on edge waiting for something big and creepy to jump out at me. Loved the level of suspense in this.
I liked Leah’s character. We actually have a character with some serious trauma in her background that does effect her present life (so not common for authors to do, they normally gloss over it and treat it as nothing other than just background story). She definitely has issues, but they don’t emotionally cripple her to the point where she can’t move forward or function.
Alex is a bit on the bland side for me. I like him as the TBI agent, but don’t really get much at all out of him as a romantic interest. I was relieved to see that we don’t have an insta-love situation here. Sure, they get together, but we aren’t talking about them living together or getting married at the end of the book. So glad about that because I didn’t get any kind of chemistry at all between Alex and Leah. It is also good that the romance aspect of these stories isn’t a huge part of the stories.
I just really got into this one. If the romance bits had been better I probably would have rated this even higher.