Web of Secrets
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A nightmare come true . . .
Years ago, a fifteen-year-old girl was abducted by a monster. Although she managed to escape, her tormenter was never caught. So the girl was given a new home, a new name . . . and the determination to save other foster kids from suffering similar horrors.
FBI Agent Becca Lange is in the middle of a credit card fraud investigation when she's faced with her worst nightmare: a serial killer, van Gogh--given the name because he removed his victims' ears--has resurfaced. Back in the nineties, van Gogh tortured, then killed several young foster girls. Becca was almost one of them.
Over the years, Becca's been keeping her own investigation going. So when the police come to her for help, she's more than ready to do what it takes to put van Gogh behind bars--even if it means working with Connor Warren, the easy-going cop whose attentions she's been avoiding. Connor is too charming, too good-looking, too . . . tempting. He makes Becca want things she can never have. And might never have . . .
Because van Gogh isn't finished with Becca yet. He's been searching for her all these years. And now that he's found her, he's got a plan to keep her . . . forever.
"An absolutely incredible romantic suspense novel!"--TheSuspenseZone.com
"Web of Shadows is another winner from Sleeman. Highly recommended!"--Edits and Reviews by Leslie
Susan Sleeman is a best-selling author of clean read and inspirational romantic suspense books. Awards include the 2013 Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Best Book Award. In addition to writing, Susan also hosts the popular website TheSuspenseZone.com. She currently lives in Oregon with her husband. They have two daughters, a son-in-law, and an adorable grandson. To learn more about Susan stop by any of these locations on the web.
Another well-crafted suspense novel!
Though this is the third book in the series it is a stand-alone story. The only connection is that some of the main characters from the earlier books are secondary ones in this one.
Susan Sleeman is a master at creating her characters. Becca Lange and Connor Warren are incredibly well developed. It was easy to understand what made them tick as their pasts were slowly, but completely, spelled out. She did a marvelous job of delving into the villain’s psyche without including graphic violence.
The progression of the investigation was fantastic. It started very slowly with a few different cases being mentioned and both Becca and Connor trying to figure out what was the most important one to work on. Then as more information was discovered their priorities had to be adjusted. They were both trying to balance all of this even while trying to figure out their attraction to each other. It’s always nice to throw a little romance in with the suspense.
With Becca being the third agent on the cyber-crime team it looks like this series is done. I’d really like to see it continue though since they have all been wonderful books. Since a rookie agent was introduced in this book though I have hopes that the series will go on.
I received a free eBook copy of this novel from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.
Escaping a Serial Killer
I have been deeply invested in this series and couldn't wait for this book to come out! It's the 3rd book but can be read without reading the other two, no problem! Just be ready to put everything aside and not surface for hours because you wont be able to put it down once you start! Yes, it's THAT good! Susan has a way of making the creepiest villains I've ever read! She really gets into their heads and as you are reading, you know exactly what they are thinking, feeling and doing! It's probably one of the main thing that makes her books so fascinating to read. You know she does her research so well and it shows in her writing. I'm practically shivering as I read the creepy parts of the villains' thoughts and actions but I still can't put the book down! That says a lot because I detest horror movies and books! However, Susan doesn't make it too gross or bloody. She just makes it real enough for you to know what's happening but doesn't dwell on it long enough to make you sick! Ha ha!!! In this installment, we have Becca, who is the FBI agent who was taken by a serial killer when she was 15 but happened to escape. Of course it changed the direction of her whole life! Then, we have Connor, the homicide detective, who has worked with Becca before and is romantically interested in her but she shuts him down every time! When the serial killer comes out of hiding after 16 years, Connor gets the case and Becca gets assigned to help, even though no one knows she was once one of his "escaped victims". A roller coaster of happenings ensue and keeps you on the edge of your seat. The police procedure is very authentic and the story itself is so engrossing that I literally couldn't put it down until I finished it!
Of course, I highly recommend it! It's fantastic!!!!