cover image Field of Graves

Field of Graves

J.T. Ellison. Mira, $26.99 (368p) ISBN 978-0-7783-1892-7

Well-developed, multidimensional characters and an exceptionally strong plot power bestseller Ellison’s eighth Taylor Jackson novel, a prequel to 2007’s All the Pretty Girls, the series opener. When Vanderbilt University students appear to be the target of a serial killer, Nashville cop Taylor teams with FBI profiler Dr. John Baldwin to discover the killer’s identity. The killer’s victims, beautiful college students, are posed in death with herbs sprinkled across their bodies. Meanwhile, Taylor is battling her own demons as she faces a grand jury investigation into a justifiable homicide in which she killed another officer in self-defense. And John, who struggles with depression, holds himself responsible for the deaths of three of his fellow agents. The suspense remains high throughout as the police work round the clock to find the killer before he claims another victim. The characters’ humanity and the gut-wrenching problems they face in life-and-death situations put Ellison in the top rank of romantic suspense novelists. [em]Agent: Scott Miller, Trident Media Group. (June) [/em]