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Chattanooga grief counselor Audrey Sherrod sometimes works for the local police, helping the families of crime victims. When a series of horrifying murders indicates a deranged serial killer is at work in the area, Audrey becomes involved as she consoles the grieving loved ones of the victims.
At first, the only link between the victims appears to be how they are arranged with deliberate care and posed in such a manner as to appear to be alive despite their agonizing last moments and the shocking nature of their deaths. But each new discovery takes Audrey closer to the realization that the victims are also connected to a long-ago series of horrifying crimes.
As she and Special Agent J.D. Cass seek the truth, Audrey discovers that the investigation will get a little too close to “home” - and it will be more terrifying than she ever imagined.
Personally, I am getting a little tired of serial killer novels, but I have to admit that Beverly Barton still manages to make her thriller in this overworked sub-genre halfway interesting. Also, there is a sequel in the works for these two characters. If J.D. and Audrey capture your fancy, you can expect to read more about them in the future.