A killer is attacking respectable citizens in picturesque Hubbard, NY, and leaving corpses on their front steps in the middle of the day. Detective Fowler isn’t certain who causes him to lose the most sleep, a certain sexy reporter with bouncing curls and sparkling black eyes, or the elusive psychopath creating panic in his small-town community. Together, the detective and the reporter race to find the monster in their midst and return the town to the desirable place where people come to raise their families in peace and contentment. Can they sort through their differences to find romance even as they search for a determined stalker with murder on his mind? The clock ticks down on a man in a rage with a deadly mission.
This was a great read! It is fast-paced, funny at times, sad at times. More importantly, even as the story unfolds, it is hard to figure out who is committing these murders, even though the next victim is clear enough. There is no obvious motive, though there are hints of an anniversary of some kind. There is no hard evidence, but the murders keep stacking up. Add to that the romantic rollercoaster of Fowler and Beverly as they both deal with doubts. Although cast as the writer of the gossip column, from the upper crust, Beverly is down to earth and searching for herself, not sure what life with cop would be like. Fowler knows being a cop is all is important, and can't imagine Beverly with his friends and coworkers. Both are likable and as with the ancillary characters, Janis Lane has done an exemplary job of giving them depth.
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