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Mary Burton. Montlake, $12.95 trade paper (372p) ISBN 978-1-5420-2137-1
In this thrilling novel of romantic suspense from Burton (Burn You Twice), forensic psychologist Ann Bailey, a professor at the University of Montana in Missoula, helps Sgt. Bryce McCabe of the Montana Highway Patrol investigate three similar murders. In each case, the victim was set on fire after being doused with gasoline. A year earlier, Elijah Weston, who was sent to prison 11 years earlier for setting fire to Ann’s college residence, was released after his conviction for arson was overturned. Elijah has since been watching Ann and her 11-year-old son with a predatory eye. Ann and Bryce discover that two of the murder victims were Fireflies, members of a fan club of women who wrote to Elijah while he was in prison. As the attraction between Ann and Bryce builds, law enforcement officials consider Elijah and podcast journalist Paul Thompson, who also has a tie to the Fireflies, as potential murder suspects. The quest to uncover the killer’s identity keeps the pages turning all the way to the shocking conclusion. Fans of romantic suspense will be enthralled. Agent: Karen Solem, Spencerhill Assoc. (Apr.)
Reviewed on : 03/30/2021
Release date: 04/01/2021
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
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