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Pretend You're Safe

Book 1, The Agency

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First came the floods. Then came the bodies. The victims—strangled, then buried along the shores of the Mississippi—have finally been unearthed, years after they disappeared. He remembers every satisfying kill . . . each woman’s terror and agony. But there’s only one he truly wanted. And fate has brought her within reach again . . .

Jaci Patterson was sixteen when she found the first golden locket on her porch. Inside were a few strands of hair wrapped around a scrap of bloodstained ribbon. Though the “gifts” kept arriving, no one believed her hunch that a serial killer was at work. Now Jaci has returned home . . . and the nightmare is starting once more.

Back then, Rylan Cooper was an arrogant deputy sheriff convinced that Jaci was just an attention—seeking teen. It was a fatal mistake. There’s a murderer in their midst, someone determined to settle old scores and keep playing a twisted game. And it won’t end until Jaci is his forever . . .

“Alexandra Ivy gives readers a nice balance of romance and suspense in her fast-paced, well-plotted novel.” —Kat Martin, New York Times bestselling author

From Publishers Weekly

Jul 17, 2017 – Ivy (Charred by Darkness) sets up a satisfying mystery in this standalone contemporary romantic thriller. Heron, Mo., along the banks of the Mississippi River, is a typical Midwestern small town, but heavy flooding breaching the levees has brought with it something sinister: a decomposed body. For Jaci Patterson, the gruesome event brings back memories of a mysterious stalker who made her high school years a living hell. Past events become present-day distress when the stalker's ghastly presents begin showing up at Jaci's front door again. Sheriff Rylan Cooper, who once dismissed the stalker's actions as tasteless pranks, now helps Jaci track down the clues to the killer. She's drawn to him, but what if he has something to hide? Ivy's clever foreshadowing keeps the tension high throughout this fast-moving tale, and the romance sizzles.

Customer Reviews

chilling and riveting murder mystery that will keep you guessing

If you are looking for a chilling and riveting murder mystery that will keep you guessing, Pretend You’re Safe is the book for you.

Jaci Patterson thought she was being stalked by a stranger leaving her lockets when she was 16.

Years later, when the small town boarding the banks of the Mississippi floods bodies begin to wash up and the lockets return to Jaci’s porch. Haunted with the thoughts that a killer loose on her home town, Jaci feels this is all tied into her past. It’s a demented game she finds herself caught up in and her only hope for survival might end up in the hands of the deputy that blew off her concerns as a teen, Rylan Cooper.

You can't go wrong grabbing any title written by Alexandra Ivy. Nail biter from start to finish, this stalker/murder mystery keeps you turning the pages into the wee-hours of the morning.

I received this ARC copy of Pretend You're Safe from Kensington Books - Zebra. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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Pretend You're Safe
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  • $5.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Suspense
  • Published: Aug 29, 2017
  • Publisher: Kensington
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 352 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, The Agency
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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