For FBI special agent Smoky Barrett, the wedding of one of the Bureau's own was a cause for celebration. Until a woman staggered down the aisle, incoherent, emaciated, head shaved, and wearing only a white nightgown.
No one knows who she is or where she's come from, or why she's chosen to appear in a church filled with law enforcement agents. Then a fingerprint check determines that the woman has been missing for nearly eight years, that once she was someone's wife, someone's mother.... and a cop. Imprisoning her in a dark cell, depriving her of any contact with the outside world, her enigmatic captor was a man she didn't know and who seldom spoke, who punished her only when she failed to follow his most basic instructions designed to keep her alive.
***This is the 4th installment in the series, and the one i liked the least. This book started out great, but lost some of it's edge in the middle. I was bored, it didn't keep my attention like the others had. It lacked that "edge of my seat" tension in the chase, and at times seemed kinda philosophical. Is this the end of Smoky Barrett? It doesn't seem like she has much more "chase" in her. How much torture can one woman take? Her life is coming together with a husband and daughter and baby on the way. Chasing serial killers isn't the smartest way to make a living anymore, and i got the feeling that was where this book was leading. A lot of soul searching for Smoky, and what lines she was willing to cross to save herself, the friends she loved, and her family.......