The low rumble of an outboard motor shatters the quiet of
the lake. Treading water, fifteen-year-old Jane Killian
waves her arms to alert the boater to her presence. But
instead of veering off, he points his craft directly at
her. The boat's hull fills her vision. A scream rips past
Jane's lips, lost in the engine's roar....
Now, seventeen years after the afternoon that changed her
life forever, Jane has everything to live for. A series of
reconstructive surgeries has restored her lovely face.
She's the toast of the Dallas art community, her edgy
sculptures lauded as both disturbing and beautiful. She
and her husband, renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Ian
Westbrook, are completely in loveand overjoyed that
Jane is pregnant.
Then Jane's happiness shatters. A woman with ties to Ian
is found brutally slain. Unbelievably, the police focus
their investigation on him, making him their prime
suspect. Still in shock, Jane receives an anonymous
message that reads simply, "I did it on purpose. To hear
The police, including Jane's estranged sister, Detective
Stacy Killian, believe the message is from a crank,
someone who's become aware of Jane's past through the
media attention surrounding her controversial artwork.
But Jane knows better. It's from him. The man who stole
not only her face, but her sense of security. The man she
has always believed deliberately hit herand got away
with it. And now he's found her again. Living with this
terror, Jane digs into Ian's past in an effort to prove
him innocent. But each new clue she uncovers points not to
Ian's innocencebut to his guilt. And as she
struggles against doubt and suspicion, her stalker moves
closer. His anonymous messages take a terrifyingly
intimate turn, and no one close to Jane, it seems, is
Fighting to save both her husband and the life growing
inside her, Jane must face a horrible truth: Her tormentor
knows everything about her. Her likes. Her dislikes. Her
daily routine. Most terrifying of all, he knows her fears.
He feeds on them.
He will use them, until finally he can...See Jane