New York Times bestselling author Sharon Sala enters the eye of the maelstrom as death and disaster stalk Tornado Alley—aided by an obsessive madman.
As bodies pile up in the wake of a storm—stripped, tortured and grimly posed—authorities must admit the unthinkable. The serial killer dubbed the Stormchaser has returned following a tornado and taken it upon himself to bring the death toll up to where he believes it belongs.
FBI investigator Wade Luckett is back on the case, assisted by an agent Wade knows professionally and personally: his ex-wife, Jo. Neither time nor the tragedy that tore them apart have blunted the ache Wade feels for brave, beautiful Jo. And though she tries to deny it, she feels the same. But the stirrings of renewed romance will have to wait until they catch a killer.
The Stormchaser has no intention of getting caught. He’s set his sights on a new victim. Jo can forget about the lifetime she dreams of spending with Wade. She’ll be lucky to see another day.
The hero of this book is supposed to look just like Channing Tatum (to the point that people ask him for his autograph). The model on the cover does not!
Hey – a good, old-fashioned murder mystery. I didn’t realise I’d missed them! Natural disaster suspense books seem to be the new thing, but this is only about the second I’ve read.
Before the romantic suspense genre became Troubled yet sensitive Navy SEAL and his sequel bait buddies, this is what it was all about. Serial killers and FBI agents and strong women working just as hard towards catching the bad guy. Oh, and a romantic relationship to boot.
Going Twice is clearly a second book in a series (it actually is, but this one feels like it’s a follow-on when some others work better as standalones). As ever, I’ve not read the first. This didn’t mean I couldn’t follow the action, but we have the same villain as in the first book (which means I want to know how the crime was resolved in book #1!) and there’re a lot of characters with friendships and relationships already established.
Something that has changed in romantic suspense recently is that most books start off with a main character (usually the heroine) in danger, whereas this is more like your standard murder mystery, where the danger comes in from an outside, unrelated source.
Our hero and heroine are divorced, after heroine Jo was shot and lost her baby. Their reconciliation happens fast and with few obstacles, because the focus of this story is very much on solving the case. Because of that, a great deal of the story is told from the perspective of the serial killer.
One thing I can’t say I loved was that this is an incomplete story (as, I imagine, the one before was). You’re not going to get all your plot points tied up at the end, which isn’t exactly what you expect with this sort of book.
I’ve heard a lot about Sharon Sala, and I’m glad I finally actually got to read one of her books!
Review copy provided by NetGalley.