Lauren is a District Attorney in Baton Rouge. She always fights for justice for the victims of violent crimes. Not only is it her job but it’s also her purpose. Her sister disappeared at age 16 and has never been seen again. She misses her sister every day and uses the energy to find closure and peace for other families. She had an affair five years ago with Anthony that ended with him walking away from her. She tried to move on but Anthony owns her heart.
Anthony is a United States Marshall who is very good at his job. He helps track and apprehend serial killers. A recent case almost killed him, making him realize what really matters in life, Lauren. It happens that he gets a case in Baton Rouge that involves Lauren and himself. The Bayou butcher escaped from prison and murdered a woman in Lauren’s home. He has to protect Lauren at all costs.
This is a good, solid read. Romantic suspense but very heavy on the suspense. I really enjoyed the cat and mouse chase in the story. You were kept guessing until the end. Just when you thought you knew who it was, you didn’t. I picture Cynthia Eden sitting back and laughing maniacally at the readers as they try to figure out this plot twisting mystery. She helps you feel the characters’ pain and at one point, I was brought to tears. I really needed a break from the so-so books I’ve been reading and this was just what I needed. I probably would’ve given it five stars I’d there would’ve been more sex. What sex there was, was hot but not near frequent enough for me.