Author: Kathleen Long
Copyright: 2010 (Harlequin); 209 pgs.
Series: Harlequin Intrigue #1098
Genre: Romantic Suspense
From the back: Jack Grant just couldn’t leave a case cold. Luckily a hot tip led the investigator to Abby Conroy. Her Web site — Don’t Say a Word — broadcast a stalker confessing his many sins, and every crime was committed to get Abby’s attention.
Establishing contact with Abby brought Jack closer to a killer who had haunted him since the death of his sister. It had left him frozen, yet focused beyond belief — the perfect condition to keep Abby safe. But if protecting her thawed the pain that had chilled his heart, would he still have a chance to bring her home this holiday?
Comments: There wasn’t much of a Christmas theme going on. However, it was a good, solid mystery — I was surprised; I wouldn’t have guessed how it all connected. I was a bit creeped out as I read and anxious for the characters.
The romance is pretty low-key. Jack’s not emotionally ready to deal with a romance. He can’t afford to lose focus and he knows it’s not the right time to get involved with the woman he’s trying to protect. It doesn’t stop him from wanting her, but it keeps him from acting on it. I really liked his apology at the end.
Start: 15 December 2012
Finished: 16 December 2012