As veteran detectives of the Birmingham Police Department, Kerri Devlin and Luke Falco have seen it all. So when the city’s new hotshot deputy district attorney turns up dead as part of a double homicide, the partners immediately get to work. But this is no ordinary case. Devlin and Falco quickly link the murdered DDA to one of their own: former BPD detective Sadie Cross. But Sadie’s fractured memory is yet another puzzle to decipher, as she only recalls bits and pieces of her violent past...a past that may hold clues to the motive behind the murders.
Abbey Gray, a New York Times best-selling thriller author, needs time away from the madness of deadlines and personal appearances as well as her big city life in Manhattan. The timing seems perfect for her to return to her small hometown in Montana to finally put the family home on the market. Except the storm of the century is descending on Montana, sweeping in with more than just bad weather - her closest neighbor is murdered. The murder stirs painful memories from the past of another murder - Abbey's mother.
A predator recently released from prison is missing...there’s blood on the floor - but there are two blood types. Is he a victim of revenge or has another of Nashville’s children gone missing? Joseph Fanning stole and abused 17 children. Recently released after serving his time, now he’s gone missing. Detective Olivia Newhouse and her partner, Walt Duncan, have a duty to do all within their power to find him - just as they would for any other citizen. The first step is to make a list of possible suspects and the logical names to start with are Fanning's victims.
The serial killer obsessed with Deputy Chief Jess Harris has finally been cornered but the body count is still rising. Chief of Police Dan Burnett is on administrative leave, his life is falling apart. Deputy Chief Harold Black has assumed the post of Birmingham's top cop, a dream of his for more than a decade. Private Detective Buddy Corlew is poised face to face with serial killer Eric Spears and Jess Harris has just learned that everything she thought she knew about where she came from is a lie. There's only one way to end this - someone has to die....
The body count is rising. The serial killer obsessed with Birmingham's Deputy Chief Jess Harris is getting closer, and he knows Jess's secret. Can she protect the child she carries and the people she loves from Eric Spears and his followers? The body farm discovered in a small Alabama town has many buried secrets. Is the truth about Jess's past too buried there?
Emma Graves was only eight years old when a tragic school bus accident shattered the rural community where she grew up. When the bus was discovered, the driver was dead and Emma, her older sister, and her sister’s best friend were missing. A frantic search through the cold, dark woods in the surrounding area began. As the sun rose the next morning, a cold and terrified Emma was found. Emma remembered little else beyond watching through the fractured windshield as her sister and her friend walked away from the bus to find help.
Deputy Chief Jess Harris knows her time is running out. Somehow she must protect the people she loves and any more innocent victims from the serial killer obsessed with her. Is sacrificing herself the only way to stop this evil?
Joanna Guthrie was free. She had been for 18 years - or so she needed everyone to believe. What really happened during the longest 14 days of her life, when she and two other women were held captive by the worst kind of killer, wasn't something she could talk about. Not after what she'd had to do to survive. But when more women go missing in an eerily similar manner, Jo knows her prolonged silence will only seal their fates. She's finally ready to talk; she just needs someone to listen.
Afraid or not, Detective Bobbie Gentry has a monster to confront. The pain of losing her family and nearly her life to a criminal's vile hunger is still fresh, but now the landscape is different. Now she's not alone. Now she has Nick Shade to trust. Nick treats the terror of his past with vengeance. He's dedicated his life to hunting serial killers, and he'd give his last breath to save Bobbie. When a string of killings bloodies Savannah's elite society and causes cold cases to resurface, Bobbie is captured in a city more haunted than Nick's inescapable nightmares.
When a high-tech gadget she discovered at her latest suicide cleanup gets a detective - and former lover - killed, Alex is propelled into the kind of dangerous plot spy novels are made of. Wyatt Murphy, the brooding deep cover agent shadowing her every move, makes Alex yearn for things she's never wanted before. But can Alex trust the sexy stranger to keep her safe without stealing her heart?
Julie Barton is in serious trouble. She recently discovered that her husband is a cheater. If that isn't bad enough, she also learned that the man she thought she knew and loved is deeply involved in illegal activities. When she walked out, determined to start over, she had no idea just how far the man who had vowed to love and to cherish her would go to make her sorry until she found him murdered - in her bed. Now, the only person who believes her story is, unfortunately for Julie, the one man with the most to gain from the murder.
Elizabeth Young is FBI agent Collin MacBride's prime suspect in the murder of a prominent Manhattan psychiatrist - the one and only lead in an ongoing investigation. Elizabeth had motive - her affair with the doctor hadn’t ended well. She had means - the exquisite antique dagger she’d given him as a gift was buried to the hilt in his chest. She had opportunity - dinner with Elizabeth had been penciled in on the doctor’s calendar for the night he was murdered. Yet Mac can’t bring himself to believe she did it.
Doctor Rowan Dupont knows death. She grew up surrounded by it in her family’s Victorian funeral home, and it’s haunted her since the day her twin sister drowned years ago. Between her mother’s subsequent suicide and the recent murder of her father, coming home to run the funeral home feels fitting - even if it leaves her vulnerable to an obsessive serial killer.
It’s the worst possible time for Detective Kerri Devlin to be involved in an all-consuming double-homicide case. She’s locked in a bitter struggle with her ex-husband and teenage daughter, and her reckless new partner is anything but trustworthy. Still, she has a job to do: There’s a killer at large, and a pregnant woman has gone missing. Once Devlin and her partner get to work, they quickly unearth secrets involving Birmingham’s most esteemed citizens. Each new layer of the investigation brings Devlin closer to the killer and the missing woman.
For months, Doctor Rowan Dupont has been staring death in the face. It followed her back to her hometown of Winchester, Tennessee 10 months ago, cloaking the walls of her family’s Victorian funeral home like a shroud. In investigating the mysterious deaths of her loved ones, Rowan has unearthed enough family secrets to bury everything she’d previously thought true. But each shocking discovery has only led to more bodies and more questions; the rabbit hole is deeper than she ever imagined.
Serial-killer hunter Nick Shade built his legendary career chasing monsters - sadistic criminals with a gruesome thirst for death. When he rescued Montgomery detective Bobbie Gentry from horrific captivity and helped her reclaim her life, he didn't intend to be a hero. Or a target. But now a copycat murderer haunts him, and reuniting with Bobbie is his best chance at neutralizing the threat.
Detective Bobbie Gentry has one objective: to stop the serial killer who robbed her of her husband, her child, and her life. Nick Shade understands Bobbie's pain - and her desire for vengeance. He's on a mission of his own, and the murderer known as the Storyteller is next on his list. Nick knows that the best way to find his target is to stick close to Bobbie. But as she becomes more and more reckless in her attempts to lure the Storyteller out of hiding, he has to make a choice.
Ten years ago... Special Agent Jess Harris has closed another tough case, and now she's determined to make it home to spend Christmas with her only family, her sister. Jess needs a break, and taking it far away from work is the only way to keep her mind off the many faces of evil waiting in the stack of case files on her desk. Running into the past wasn't part of the plan... Daniel Burnett was Jess' first love. She'd fallen hard for him in high school. Together they'd gone off to college with big dreams.
Serial killer Eric Spears is far from done. He has chosen his next victim, and Deputy Chief Jess Harris knows it's only a matter of time until he comes for her. Don't miss the next thrilling installment of the Faces of Evil!