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What would you do if the man of your dreams hides the soul of a killer?

Jim Beckett was everything she'd ever dreamed of...But two years after Tess married the decorated cop and bore his child, she helped put him behind bars for savagely murdering ten women. Even locked up in a maximum security prison, he vowed he would come after her and make her pay. Now the cunning killer has escaped—and the most dangerous game of all begins....

After a lifetime of fear, Tess will do something she's never done before. She's going to learn to protect her daughter and fight back, with the help of a burned-out ex-marine. As the largest manhunt four states have ever seen mobilizes to catch Beckett, the clock winds down to the terrifying reunion between husband and wife. And Tess knows that this time, her only choices are to kill—or be killed.

Lisa Gardner sold her first novel when she was 20 years old. In 1993 she graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in international relations. She lives in Rhode Island, where she is at work on her next novel of suspense.

About the Author

Lisa Gardner is the New York Times bestselling author of Gone, Alone, The Killing Hour, The Survivors Club, The Next Accident, The Other Daughter, The Third Victim, and The Perfect Husband. She lives with her family in New England, where she is at work on her next novel of suspense.

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sentina, June 2, 2012 (view all comments by sentina)

When I started reading this book, I thought the writing was almost poetic for a crime story, but it quickly deteriorated into a crime-filled romance novel where "true love" happens in a few weeks under highly unlikely conditions.

True, it is suspenseful and hard to put down, even when you have a good idea about what is going to happen and the ending of the psychopath is fairly satisfying, but it was so disgusting, unbelievable, and full of hatred that I will never pick up another one of her books.

For example, one of the key characters, a young woman hardened by years of sexual and physical abuse by her father, hates both him and her mother mercilessly. She hates her mother for being hardened by living with her abusive husband and there is never once any compassion for or awareness of this mother's pain.

It is hard to believe that such a lovely young woman as this author appears in her jacket photo can be filled with such sickening images.
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Katherine Adams, August 26, 2008 (view all comments by Katherine Adams)
Imperfect heroes -- at times, unlikable people -- bond to fight a horrific serial killer. I was initially surprised at the descriptions of violence committed by the police officer/murderer, who easily outwits fellow law enforcement colleagues.

But his cruel and creative killings make you root even harder for his "weak" ex-wife and the "drunk" mercenary she convinces to help her. How the perfect husband gets away with murder is, unfortunately, plausible.

No stereotypes in this thriller; even the murderer is capable of loving his young daughter, who he finds and kidnaps from a safe house. But the determination of the man's ex-wife and the man she browbeats into training her to fight back make this a good late-into-the-night read.
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Gardner, Lisa
Bantam Books
New York :
Detective and mystery stories
Married people
Murder -- Fiction.
Popular Fiction-Suspense
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FBI Profiler
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