She was a homicide detective in the Sheriff's department
but she became sick of dealing with death all the time so
she transferred over to the State of California of
Department of Justice working mainly with abuse victims.
At the same time she transferred jobs Sam Chase
unexpectedly gained guardianship of her twin eight-year-old
nephews. Their parents died in a car crash and their
deceased mother (Sam's late sister) did not want her family
in Mississippi even getting near them.
Eight years later Sam and her two nephews Derek and Rob
are a family. Sam is a success at work and envied by her
peers when one of her old cases comes back to haunt her.
The mother of a child abuse victim is found murdered and
Sam is forced to work with Derek Thomas of the Sheriff's
department since the victim looks like she was murdered by
a serial killer that Sam once caught. Since the killer is
dead, the police are working on the assumption that it's a
copycat killer until another homicide is committed and Sam
is linked to both deaths.
Danielle Girard is a name to watch because she's
rapidly reading the level of a Nancy Taylor Rosenberg or a
Sandra Brown. CHASING DARKNESS is a tightly woven thriller
that shines a dark light on the evil things done to
children and shows how it affects them long after the abuse
stops. The strange and off beat romance that develops
between Sam and Derek is a realistic necessary subplot to
reduce the tension, which becomes unbelievably high voltage
at times. This one sitting read entertains as well as