This mesmerizing romantic suspense title is an excellent sequel to the first title in the series but is perfectly capable of being appreciated as a stand-alone title. The eerie connections that are gradually revealed make this story like an onion, with multiple layers that must be peeled back to get to the basic truth. I enjoyed watching the very repressed Sophie convince herself of her various mantras which allow her to gradually take control of her life, despite the questionably well-meaning efforts of those who seek to shelter her. The little acts of defiance that allow her to take pride in her life struck a chord with me and I found myself cheering for her accomplishments and saddened when she had a setback. The chilling theories of body memory add an eerie aspect to the story and I was delighted to learn more about the tortured Captain Bing as clues were sprinkled through the story. It was great to get small glimpses of the characters introduced in “Deathscape” and there are undoubtedly plenty of other stories that can be told about this interesting town, I hope there is a new one in the works soon!
“Deathtrap” by Dana Marton is the enthralling romantic suspense title that takes place in the same town as “Deathscape” and is part of the exciting ‘Broslin Creek’ series. Broslin Police Captain Ethan Bing is presented with a homicide case on the two-year anniversary of his wife’s murder. He does not expect to be distracted from his guilt and frustration by the timid woman, Sophie Curtis, who is forcing herself to face her many fears, including distrust of dogs, which is being challenged by the stray who seems to have adopted her. The unexpected discovery of a potential connection between the two unsolved cases is balanced by the emotional impact of Sophie on his life but subsequent revelations by each of them may abort any chance of them developing any kind of meaningful relationship, a tragedy for each of them.
Sophie Curtis is a heart-transplant recipient with some spooky body memories. She's been in her own antiseptic bubble for so long, she just might not be able to venture out into the real world again.
Whatever shred of optimism Ethan Bing had left after becoming Broslin Chief of Police had been seared out of him by the unsolved murder of his wife two years ago. Then Sophie pops into his life, and she gets through his defenses like no other, but soon it becomes clear that she's been selected as the killer's next victim.