The Last Kiss Goodbye picks up exactly where The Last Victim left off. Once more we find ourselves entangled with Dr. Charlotte Stone, her supernatural lover Michael, and the unknowingly third in the triangle Fed Tony Bartoli. If you haven’t read The Last Victim then I would strongly encourage you to do so before reading The Last Kiss Goodbye. Much of the backstory and the start of the relationships began in the first book and continue throughout this one. Karen Robards has outdone herself with this installment and I can’t wait to see what she does in the next book. The plot is intriguing and enjoyable, the characters well written, and the sensuality is hot, hot, hot. This second installment was even more thrilling and enjoyable than the first book in the series.
Dr. Charlotte Stone has dedicated herself to exploring the darkest minds in the world that of serial killers. This time though a serial killer has her in his sights and he’s set up a convoluted game of cat and mouse to draw her out and challenge her to find out who “The Gingerbread Man” and why he wants to be the last thing she ever sees. It’s going to take all the power that Michael, her ghostly lover, and all of the skills federal agent Tony Bartoli can gather to ensure that Dr. Charlotte Stone does not meet an untimely end.
Dr. Charlotte “Charlie” Stone has dedicated her career as a psychiatrist to exploring the darkest territory of all: the hearts and minds of serial killers. It’s a job she’s uniquely suited for, thanks to the secret talent that gives her an uncanny edge—Charlie can see dead people, whose tormented spirits cry out to her for the justice only she can provide. This blessing—or curse—gives Charlie the power to hunt down and catch madmen and murderers. It’s also turned her love life upside down by drawing her into a hopelessly passionate relationship with the lingering ghost of charismatic bad boy Michael Garland.
But there’s little time for romance with her supernatural suitor when murder comes pounding at Charlie’s door in the form of a terrified young woman fleeing a homicidal maniac. Saving her life places Charlie squarely in the cross-hairs of a sadistic predator nicknamed “the Gingerbread Man,” notorious for manipulating his victims like pawns in a deadly chess game. And now the queen this psychopath’s bent on capturing is Charlie. Refusal to play will only put more innocent lives in danger. Matching wits with this cunningly twisted opponent will require all of Charlie’s training and expert skills. But even with her devilish “guardian angel”—not to mention her favorite flesh-and-blood Fed, Tony Bartoli—watching her beautiful back, the Gingerbread Man’s horrifying grin might be the last thing Charlie ever sees.