Dr. Charlotte “Charlie” Stone is back in Karen Robards’s latest thrilling romance. Charlotte Stone is one of my all time favorite heroines, she’s fun, sassy, and a little bit mental plus she has the elusive bad boy ghost Michael Garland following her around. I do think the reader needs to know that this book is the third in a series that spans several books. Though we do continue to follow Charlie, Michael, and Charlie’s friends throughout the series one book leads into another. That by no means deterred my enjoyment of the books, I just think it’s important to mention. Karen Robards’s stories always satisfy me and I never want the stories to end. She’s got an author’s voice that will draw you in and keep you trapped in a good story with fun, realistic characters, which is saying a lot because one of the characters is a ghost.
After almost losing her life in a serial killer hunt for the second time, Charlie Stone is determined she’s going to stick to research and let the FBI track serial killers in the future. That’s fine with Michael because he just wants her to be safe, and go to a beach somewhere and enjoy some relaxation. But before Michael can talk Charlie into a bikini Special Agent Tony Bartoli is at her door asking for help for another team member. She’s needed in Vegas, and though Vegas is in the desert it doesn’t qualify as beach time. Before he knows it Michael is using everything he has to stay on this side of the ether because once again Charlie is in trouble and he may be her only chance at salvation.
Dr. Charlotte Stone returns in Karen Robards’s sizzling new thriller!
The last time criminal psychology expert Dr. Charlotte “Charlie” Stone helped capture a serial killer, it was nearly the last thing she ever did. Now she’s determined to stick to research—and leave risk-taking to the law. But when dangerous duty calls, she can’t refuse. And there’s no greater danger than the Cinderella Killer, a charming predator who lures beautiful, single women to their deaths. FBI agent Lena Kaminsky fears her missing sister has fallen prey to the seductive psychopath, and desperately needs Charlie’s unique skills before it’s too late. Joined by Special Agents Tony Bartoli, Buzz Crane—and her ghostly bad-boy lover, Michael Garland—Charlie heads to Vegas to track down Lena’s sister before the Cinderella Killer seals her fate. But it’s Charlie who ends up gambling with her life, when the lethal Lothario decides she’s just his type.