What Are You Afraid Of?
Alexandra Ivy. Zebra, $7.99 mass market (364p) ISBN 978-1-4201-4381-2
Ivy’s newest contemporary romantic thriller (following Pretend You’re Safe) begins ominously in an isolated cabin in the Rocky Mountains, where Carmen Jacobs has escaped for the Christmas holidays. It’s supposed to be a place to relax and unwind from the year of interviews and appearances following the launch of her bestselling book profiling serial killers. Carmen isn’t expecting any intrusions, so when an express envelope lands on her doorstep she hesitates, but opens it anyway. The disturbing photos that fall out suggest that someone is copying the work of a killer she profiled. She runs to the police, only to be rebuffed. That’s when she turns to Griffin Archer—tech whiz, part owner of a company specializing in law enforcement software, and serious hottie—hoping that he will take her theory of a copycat killer seriously. Ivy deftly charts a course between gruesome suspense and sudden romance as Carmen and Griff race to solve the whodunit before the predator kills again. Agent: Evan Marshall, Evan Marshall Agency. (Apr.)
Reviewed on: 01/22/2018