The Summary on the back of the book:
“Deputy Andrea Sullivan had hoped to leave the horrors of Los Angeles behind her, but the serial murders of college students in peaceful, picturesque Sedona is her nightmare case to solve. The complexities stretch local resources to the limit, and the FBI joins the case with Agent Cameron Ross in the lead.
The crime scenes are covered with trademark signs of the fiendish Patrick Doe, whose handiwork has been investigated by Dallas detective Tori Hunter and others. But where Hunter failed Cameron intends to win. She will break the case, find justice and go on her way. No Distractions.
Unfortunately, Deputy Sullivan is very distracting. And Patrick Doe has other plans.”
Romance and murder intertwined; it doesn’t get much better. I can’t recall the last time (if ever) where I have read a book and the depiction of the area as much as the characters drew me into th story. Gerri Hill’s description of Sycamore Canyon was so detailed that I had to google it to determine if it was a real place. Then I had to add it to my list of places I want to visit. Well a place I want to visit sans the serial killer. She also does a great job if letting the reader get to know two kick ass, take names later women: Deputy Sullivan and FBI Agent Ross. From their interactions you find that they have a great deal in common, including the self-efficient, loner persona they both use to protect their hearts.
I was unable to put this book down while I followed the murder investigation and their journey of discovering each other.