Once, Special Agent Smoky Barrett hunted serial killers for the FBI. She was one of the best–until a madman terrorized her family, killed her husband and daughter, and left her face scarred and her soul brutalized. Turning the tables on the killer, Smoky shot him dead–but her life was shattered forever.
Now Smoky dreams about picking up her weapon again. She dreams about placing the cold steel between her lips and pulling the trigger one last time. Because for a woman who’s lost everything, what is there left to lose?
She’s about to find out.
In all her years at the Bureau, Smoky has never encountered anyone like him–a new and fascinating kind of monster, a twisted genius who defies profilers’ attempts to understand him. And he’s issued Smoky a direct challenge, coaxing her back from the brink with the only thing that could convince her to live.
The killer videotaped his latest crime–an act of horror that left a child motherless–then sent a message addressed to Agent Smoky Barrett. The message is enough to shock Smoky back to work, back to her FBI team. And that child awakens something in Smoky she thought was gone forever.
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Shadow Man is so, so twisted and certainly not for everyone. It’s dark, it’s creepy and I LOVED it!!
Smoky is such an interesting character. You feel for her right at the first page of the novel. She has just had everything taken from her and has to decide how to survive. Plus, you have this madman who is coming after her and going after those who remain in her life.
This is such a crazy ride. I wasn’t sure where the novel was going to go, but it didn’t disappoint. I was shocked by the ending and how everything wrapped up together.
4 calculators out of a potential 5. What an impressive debut novel! Now I need to check out the rest of the novels in the series!!