Interweaving knife-edge tension, superb characterization, and an evocative milieu, this thrilling novel of dark suspense, set in rural Grant County, Georgia, introduces engaging pediatrician and coroner Dr. Sara Linton. The sleepy town of Heartsdale, Georgia, is jolted into panic when Sara Linton, the towns pediatrician and coroner, finds Sibyl Adams, a young college professor, dead in the local diner. As well as being viciously raped, Sibyl has been cut two deep knife wounds form a lethal cross over her stomach.
But its only once Sara starts to perform the postmortem that the full extent of the killers brutality starts to become clear. Police chief Jeffrey Tolliver Saras ex-husband is in charge of the investigation, and when a second victim is found, crucified, only a few days later, he has to face the fact that Sibyls murder wasnt a single personal attack Theyre dealing with a sadistic rapist turned killer who is terrorizing rural Grant County. Jeffrey isnt alone in his search.
Lena Adams the countys sole female detective wants to see justice done since her sister was the first victim. Sara, too, cannot escape the terror. A secret from her past could hold the key to finding the killer unless he finds her first.