Reviewed by: Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
This is a book that grabs you from the very first page and doesn’t let up till the end. So often it takes a while to get into a book that was not the case with this one.
Two men are out duck hunting when their dog comes upon a woman digging herself out of a hole. She is beaten and bloody and near death. When the Chief, Elias McAvoy sees her, he is shocked but determined to find out who did this to her. She spent two weeks unconscious due to the head injury she received. In addition to her physical wounds, when she wakes up she has no idea of who she is and what happened to her. She only remembers seeing a young girl in a yellow sundress.
Elias is frustrated because he wants answers, and that is something Jane Doe can’t give him. Before long, he realizes she is still in danger something the killer makes very clear when he visits her room and restrains her. Fortunately he was not ready to kill her because he wanted more time to do what he wanted to her.
Elias realizes that Jane needs to be out of the hospital and brings her to his home. The only people he tells is her doctor and the nurse that he brings with him to care for her. Jane and Elias started off disliking each other, but that soon changed when dislike turned into love. The two of them are broken, she obviously because of what she went through, and Elias because he was responsible for accidentally killing a woman. He still lives with the nightmare of what happened and the years he spent in a bottle. Now with Jane in danger, he refuses to allow another woman to die while in his care.
I can’t say enough about this book and how it kept me at the edge of my seat. The chapters where the killer is thinking and planning were scary as can be. Of course the killer is not revealed until the end. Even though at times I thought I knew who it was it still turned out to be more than expected.
If you love a good thriller with romance, secrets, surprises, paranormal and nail biting suspense then don’t miss this book it has it all. My first book by this author, but definitely not my last.