Sixteen years ago, Brooke lost her roommate to a brutal murder. Now she teaches women’s self-defense, still trying to heal from the guilt and grief that plague her. Convinced the predator knows his victims and is stalking his prey online, she is determined to find him before he strikes again. Her brother’s friend, Luke has the computer expertise to help. But Brooke’s unexpected desire for Luke complicates her investigation, and her fixation with the case provokes a deadly reaction from the killer.
Injured in terrorist bombing overseas, computer expert Luke Holloway is still haunted by flashbacks of his young assistant’s death in the explosion. But Luke can’t refuse the request of a deployed friend to look after his sister, Brooke. Taking on responsibility for Brooke’s safety threatens Luke’s tenuous recovery, especially after he develops feelings for her that transcend a promise to a friend. When Brooke saves a young girl from a brutal assault and becomes a killer’s obsession, Luke vows to protect her at all costs.
“Leigh hammers home the danger of daily routines posted on social media in this well-crafted romantic thriller…the tension ratchets up as the pages turn. This is one to read with the light on.”–PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Melinda Leigh is a fully recovered banker turned writer. Her debut novel, SHE CAN RUN, was nominated for Best First Book by ITW. She holds a black belt in kenpo karate and lives a messy house in the suburbs with her husband, two teenagers, two cats, and two dogs.
To learn more about Melinda, please visit her website.