By Julie Garwood
In terms of gripping novels of unrelenting suspense, Julie Garwood is in a category by way of herself. during her occupation, she has mastered the artwork of making characters who dwell and breathe in compelling, page-burning tales that by no means fail to shock. As her legion of lovers can attest, she moves the ideal stability among pleasure and perception, motion and middle. Now, during this breathless new novel, Garwood has written her such a lot electrifying mystery to date.
Avery Delaney has consistently attempted to place the previous a ways at the back of her. deserted by way of her rapacious, conniving mom whilst she used to be in basic terms 3 days outdated, Avery was once raised by way of her grandmother and liked aunt Carolyn. Then, while she used to be 11, she witnessed her grandmother’s violent dying, earlier than Avery herself used to be shot and left for lifeless. Miraculously she survived. the guy liable is serving time in a Florida criminal. This worrying event propels Avery right into a lifetime of legislation and order.
Her razor-sharp brain and talent to assemble information and decipher proof has made Avery a professional crime analyst for the FBI. yet quickly she's going to need to use each one of her adroit abilities on a case that hits painfully just about home.
Avery’s workaholic aunt, Carolyn Salvetti, is sure her (hopefully soon-to-be ex) husband despatched her the gold embossed reservation to the luxurious Utopia Spa within the mountains of Colorado. first and foremost she is resistant, yet then figures will probably be a welcome respite from the cutthroat ads company, let alone a networking extravaganza. Plus she persuades her niece to hitch her for the 2 weeks of luxurious and decadence.
But Carolyn by no means makes it to Utopia. less than fake pretenses, she is taken to an remoted retreat via a good-looking stranger with a blinding smile, artful demeanor, and the darkest of explanations. His identify is Monk, a employed murderer. Now, with scant clues and less assets, Avery needs to song down and keep Carolyn—and outmaneuver an excellent killer who's a part of an complex plot of insanity and deadly vengeance.
From the Hardcover edition.