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#1 New York Times
bestselling author Julie Garwood proves she is a master storyteller in this classic romantic suspense novel featuring FBI agent Nick Buchanan.
In the still shadows of the confessional, the penitent kneels and makes a bone-chilling disclosure: Bless me father, for I will sin.... Slowly, tauntingly, the man describes his murderous past—how he stalked his victim, worked his way into her life, and then took that life in a violent rage—and his plan to kill again. Only this time, he has raised the stakes in his twisted game, daring authorities to catch him if they can. And this time, he has revealed the name of his next intended victim.
Agent Nick Buchanan has come face-to-face with society's worst monsters and depraved minds in his work for one of the FBI's most elite units, but The Heartbreaker threatens to hit close to home. The intended victim, Laurant Madden, is his best friend's sister.
Soon he is caught up in an intricate chase with one of the most devious psychopaths of his career. But as the danger grows, so does an electrifying attraction between Nick and Laurant.
One false move will cost both of them everything that matters.
USA Today Heartbreaker dances between suspense and romance.
New York Post Heartbreaker moves along at a racehorse pace, its plot swerving and darting with sudden turns and jolts....Garwood's characters are well drawn.
Heartbreaker dances between suspense and romance.
Kirkus Reviews Moves rapidly to a shattering climax....the frank sensuality of the love scenes is sure to please.
The Anniston Star (AL) Engrossing....addictive...by turns explosive and unpredictable....You cheer for the good guys and are glad when the bad guys get caught....[Garwood] has found a niche for herself in contemporary romantic fiction.
Port St. Lucie News (Stuart, FL) A heart-stopping romantic suspense story.
BookPage Garwood employs all the senses, creating vivid characterizations and unexpected twists and turns.
San Antonio Express-News Frightening....keeps you guessing until the end.
BookPageGarwood employs all the senses, creating vivid characterizations and unexpected twists and turns.
The Kansas City Star Will leave your heart pounding....The suspense builds nonstop.
The Kansas City Star Just when it looks like the ride is over, the action ratchets up again and doesn't let up until the final shot has been fired.
Publishers Weekly In her first contemporary suspense thriller, Garwood explodes out of the narrative gate....
In the still shadows of the confessional, the penitent kneels and makes a bone-chilling disclosure: Bless me father, for I will sin.... Slowly, tauntingly, the man describes his murderous past -- how he stalked his victim, worked his way into her life, and then took that life in a violent rage -- and his plan to kill again. Only this time, he has raised the stakes in his twisted game, daring
Bless me father, for I will sin....
In the still shadows of the confessional, a madman tauntingly reveals his plan for a murder he is going to commit, pulling Father Thomas Madden into a twisted game by disclosing his next intended victim: Tom's sister, Laurant. In a frantic race to protect her, Tom calls upon his best friend, elite FBI agent Nick Buchanan, to track the predator who is closing in on Laurant. Now, as an electrifying attraction grows between Laurant and Nick, so does the danger -- and one false move will cost both of them everything that matters.
Let New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood take you on a thrilling excursion into the soaring heights -- and the darkest impulses -- of the human heart.
About the Author
With tens of millions of books in print and numerous New York Times bestsellers, Julie Garwood has clearly earned a position among America’s favorite fiction writers. Her reputation as a masterful storyteller is solidly founded in her ability to deliver stories with appealing characters, powerful emotions, and surprising plot twists. Readers claim that it’s the humor as well as the poignancy of her novels that keep them laughing, crying, and thoroughly entertained. She lives in Kansas and is currently working on her next novel. When her schedule allows time away from family and career, she devotes her efforts to promoting literacy, and especially enjoys sharing her love of reading with student groups. For more information, visit her website at JulieGarwood.com.