Sixteen years ago in Chicago, the usually lucky Claudia
Reynolds had a run of very painful misfortune. She lost
her parents and the man she planned to marry dumped her
saying he found someone else. A few months later she found
out she was pregnant and did her best to take care of
herself and the fetus. On the day she was sent home from
the hospital after giving birth to a son, The Madonna
Murderer killed her baby and almost stabbed her to death.
The detective in charge of the case arranged for Claudia to
get a new identity and move to Canada. There she studied
and became a psychologist and wrote a book about serial
killers. Now the Madonna Murderer has become active again
and Ivy Dunlap is asked to join the task force and aid in
his capture. Ivy realizes that this was what she was
waiting for the last sixteen years to do as she needs to
bring her baby's killer to justice even if it means putting
her life in jeopardy.
Anne Frasier has written a fast paced and exciting serial
killer thriller that is not at all run of the mill. It is
told from the perspective of the only person to survive the
killings and readers learn that an incident like that needs
closure. The heroine's willingness to pursue closure for
herself demonstrates a bravery that few possess.