I recommend this book to every reader; I truly believe no one will be disappointed. Burke’s astounding and thrilling prose.” —Roundtable Reviews “Burke’s expert plotting, subtle, intelligent humor, and insider knowledge of the criminal justice system keeps this novel firmly on the rails and guarantees excitement at every turn of a page.” —Perfect Text “I can’t say enough about how much this book was so good . Towards the end I didn’t want to put the book down because I wanted to know how it would end.
I thought the twists and turns were really good.” —Not Enough Books “Burke takes a break from her legal series to offer up a tale of electrifying suspense that features such a compelling and laudable new heroine that dedicated fans of old might feel a bit guilty about when demanding an encore.
To catch the killer, Ellie must enter a high-tech world of stolen identities where no one is who they appear to be.
And for her, the investigation quickly becomes personal: she fits the profile of the victims, and she knows firsthand what pursuing a sociopath can do to a cop — back home in Wichita, Kansas, her father lost his life trying to catch a notorious serial murderer.
Holds the reader’s attention from first word to last, and begs for a sequel.” —) with this novel of Internet dating, murder, and high-tech mayhem. Ellie Hatcher is temporarily reassigned from the robbery division to assist maverick homicide Det. Mc Ilroy is trying to tie together the murders of two young single women and wants input from someone who can relate.
An email found on the body of the second victim is traced to an online dating service called First
They soon determine Amy isn’t the only murder victim with a First Date connection.
Beautiful writer Caroline Hunter, killed exactly one year before Amy, joined First Date to research a book on online romances.
Amy was brutally strangled outside her apartment, and her pocket carries a clue placed by the killer — one that leads investigators to an Internet dating service called First Date.
When the First Date killer begins to mimic the monster who destroyed her father, Ellie knows the game has become personal for him, too.
Both hunter and prey, she must find the killer before he claims his next victim — who could very well be her.
After determining that both women were members, the detectives approach the online dating service about the men who had contacted the victims.
But First Date is not especially forthcoming, and anonymous men make difficult suspects.