cover image Nowhere to Hide

Nowhere to Hide

Nancy Bush. Kensington/Zebra, $7.99 mass market (384p) ISBN 978-1-4201-2502-3

In this pulse-pounding follow-up to Nowhere to Run, Bush returns to Laurelton, Ore., and the Rafferty twins, both police officers. After August Rafferty’s narrow brush with death in the previous book, it’s sister September’s turn to face danger, as the detective finds herself being stalked and targeted by the serial killer she’s been investigating. Perhaps most disturbing of all is that the culprit, the so-called “Do Unto Others” killer, is using September’s grade-school artwork to scrawl unnerving messages in blood, suggesting some close connection to her childhood. After former classmate and crush Jake Westerly, with whom September had a brief fling in high school, reappears in her life, September wants desperately to trust him, but realizes that Jake may be the psychopath responsible for terrorizing her. Readers will tear through the pages to discover the answer, which Bush delivers with a riveting finish and an intriguing teaser for the next installment. (Sept.)