"Fast-paced with lots of action!"
Azalea is an artist, following ancient traditions and
techniques learned from previous Shibari masters. Instead
of brushes, she uses silk scarves; instead of a canvas, she
uses the human body. The one thing she hasn't yet done is
choose an apprentice. Shibari is an art that is learned at
the right hand of a master—it is not something that can be
learned alone. It is the Shibari master's job to choose an
apprentice, and the training can take years.
Now a serial killer is imitating Azalea's style, using her
knots and her scarves and leaving a trail of death across
Tokyo. Unable and unwilling to break her clients'
confidence, Azalea finds herself the prime suspect in the
Police detective Keveri Newman finds himself investigating
a series of murders, and it becomes evident that they are
work of a serial killer. The murders are unique, even for a
veteran police officer. Kev has never before seen murder
victims posed in such intimate ways, limbs bound in
delicate knots with rare blue silk.
The evidence points to only one suspect: Azalea.
Azalea and Kev are drawn to each other—one mysterious and
elegant, the other brash and cynical. They give in to
their attraction, coming together in a meeting of
mysterious and cynical. Kev also becomes Azalea's alibi,
for that same night the killer strikes again.
Unfortunately for the couple, the killer knows that to get
to Azalea, she must be separated from the one person who
can protect her.
I loved this book. It starts with action, and the action
doesn't stop until the book ends. It was fast paced and
full of suspense, and kept me engaged from the first page
to the last. The characters are well thought-out, and I
thought that their actions—and their attraction—were
believable. I liked how Azalea's mysteriousness and quiet
elegance was a foil to Kev's brashness, bluntness and
I will definitely be looking for more books by this author!
Reviewed by Charlotte Cowie
Posted October 16, 2009