I will admit, that out of all genres, I read the most romantic suspense novels. I love the mix of the romantic storyline with the often much-darker suspense theme that makes them such a page-turner. For this genre, I have selected one of the first books in a favorite series of mine, by Catherine Coulter. Coulter does a great job of providing details and insights into the killer's mind, while giving main characters and love interests that have more layers than most.
After her sister's brutal murder changed her life years ago, Lacey Sherlock is now a newly graduated FBI agent, assigned to the mysterious Criminal Apprehension Unit which is led by Agent Dillon Savich. Savich is well known throughout the FBI for creating a computer program that analyzes and helps identify serial killers. What Savich doesn't know is that all of Sherlock's training has been towards one goal: catching the serial killer who killed her sister 7 years ago. When the String Killer strikes again, this time in Boston, Sherlock is in a position to go after him personally. Sherlock becomes "bait" and comes face to face with the String Killer in one of his man-made mazes.
This is a fast-paced book that puts you in Sherlock's shoes as she deals with her feelings for her attractive boss and tries to solve the mystery behind her sister's brutal murder.
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