cover image The Broken

The Broken

Shelley Coriell. Grand Central/Forever, $8 mass market (416p) ISBN 978-1-4555-2849-3

Coriell’s Apostles series launch is a true roller-coaster ride of romantic suspense. Journalist Katrina Erickson was stabbed and almost slain by a serial killer called the Broadcast Butcher. Three years later, now called Kate Johnson, she’s living as an aide to Smokey Joe, a blind Vietnam veteran. Kate is alarmed when FBI agent Hayden Reed finds her and asks for her help tracking down the Butcher. Kate is certain that her brother, Jason, is the culprit, and as she works with Hayden, he’s Kate’s beauty and tenacity distract him from focusing on the case. Soon Hayden is most determined to keep Kate safe at all costs as their journey takes them closer to a killer. The gradual attraction between Hayden and Kate is believable and intense, as their flaws make them all too human. And the suspense is top-notch, with so many twists and turns that even the most astute reader will be riveted to the stunning conclusion. [em](May) [/em]