Years ago, a fifteen-year-old girl was abducted by a monster. Although she managed to escape, her tormenter was never caught. So the girl was given a new home, a new name . . . and the determination to save other foster kids from suffering similar horrors.
FBI Agent Becca Lange is in the middle of a credit card fraud investigation when she's faced with her worst nightmare: a serial killer, van Gogh-given the name because he removed his victims' ears-has resurfaced. Back in the nineties, van Gogh tortured, then killed several young foster girls. Becca was almost one of them.
Over the years, Becca's been keeping her own investigation going. So when the police come to her for help, she's more than ready to do what it takes to put van Gogh behind bars-even if it means working with Connor Warren, the easy-going cop whose attentions she's been avoiding. Connor is too charming, too good-looking, too . . . tempting. He makes Becca want things she can never have. And might never have . . .
Because van Gogh isn't finished with Becca yet. He's been searching for her all these years. And now that he's found her, he's got a plan to keep her . . . forever.
My thoughts: I didn't mean to read this series out of order, it just happened that way. WEB OF SECRETS is the third book in this series, but I'm happy to say it stands alone. I haven't read any of the first two books. Yet.
Becca is tough. She has to be, because she holds a boatload of secrets inside. No one knows the horrific stuff that has happened to her--that will happen to her if the monster finds her before she finds him. I liked Becca and I seriously hurt for her.
Connor is definitely attracted to Becca but she is so not his type. Yes, he's a homicide detective, but he knows how to have fun and shake off the stress. A big flirt, he can turn it on and off at will. I liked him, despite his he-man tactics he employed without warning.
I would love to read a story about Taylor and Jack but that might be out there and I just haven't read it yet. I'm working through my backlog of books in between more current ones.
This book is mainstream as in there is no faith message, but it is clean and there aren't any swear words. Fans of Susan Sleeman won't be disappointed. A bit more gruesome and a lot creepier than her Love Inspired Suspense. But very good. I couldn't put it down. Don't miss WEB OF SECRETS.
I was given a copy for free off netgalley. All opinions are my own.