cover image Shiver


Karen Robards. S&S/Gallery, $25 (328p) ISBN 978-1-4516-7867-3

Set in St. Louis, this spellbinding novel of romantic suspense from bestseller Robards (The Last Victim) stars Samantha “Sam” Jones, a 23-year-old single mother, who struggles to make ends meet by working nights repossessing cars while taking classes for EMT certification during the day. Her mundane life goes terribly askew after she finds an injured man in the trunk of a BMW she’s repossessing. Before she can decide what to do, she’s assaulted and thrown into the trunk with the man. In a fight for survival, Sam and her trunk mate, who turns out to be an undercover FBI agent, Danny Panterro, must seek a way to outwit their captors, members of a drug cartel. Sam’s fiery determination to stay alive and keep her four-year-old son safe is the perfect match for Danny’s tenacity as an undercover agent. Sensual love scenes help propel the novel toward its explosive conclusion. Agent: Robert Gottlieb, Trident Media. (Dec.)