cover image Say It Again

Say It Again

Catherine Bybee. Montlake Romance, $12.95 trade paper (348p) ISBN 978-1-5039-0535-1

Bybee’s heart-stopping fifth First Wives novel (after Faking Forever) is a twisty romantic thriller. Sasha Budanov, a lone-wolf private security contractor, and AJ Hofmann, son of the former U.S. ambassador to Germany, launch separate investigations into the German boarding school where Sasha and AJ’s sister, Amelia, both spent their childhoods. Eight years after leaving the school, Amelia is murdered, and someone starts systematically picking off her former roommates. When Sasha and AJ meet, their physical connection is intense and instantaneous. Their bond grows as they work together to get to the bottom of the murders, uncovering a web of lies and betrayal. Steamy, fast-paced, and consistently surprising, with a large cast of feisty supporting characters, this suspenseful roller-coaster ride will keep both series fans and new readers on the edge of their seats. Agent: Jane Dystel,Dystel, Goderich & Bourret LLC. (Oct.)