The Last Victim (Hardcover)
|Author: Karen Robards|
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|Electrifying suspense, cutting-edge psychological insight, and an unforgettably sensuous love story--these are the trademarks of Robards''s sizzling novels. Now the "New York Times"-bestselling author launches a red-hot new paranormal romantic thriller series.|
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Electrifying suspense, cutting-edge psychological insight, and an unforgettable love story?these are the trademarks of New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards. Now, in Robards's red-hot paranormal romantic thriller, a woman with extraordinary powers confronts a horrifying past determined to hold her in its deadly grip.
THE LAST VICTIM
Dr. Charlotte Stone sees what others do not.
A sought-after expert in criminal pathology, Charlie regularly sits face-to-face with madmen, delving deep into disturbed minds. Obsessed with learning what makes human monsters commit terrible crimes, Charlie desires little else from life?no doubt because when she was sixteen, she herself survived a serial killer's bloodbath: A man butchered the family of Charlie's best friend, Holly, then left the girl's body on a seaside boardwalk one week later.
Because of the information Charlie gave police, the Boardwalk Killer went underground, never to kill again. And yet she kept to herself her eerie postmortem visions of Holly and her mother.
Now all-too-handsome FBI agent Tony Bartoli is telling Charlie that a teenage girl is missing, her family slaughtered. Tony suspects that after fifteen years, the Boardwalk Killer?or a sick copycat with his M.O.?is back. Time is running short for an innocent, kidnapped girl, and Tony pleads for Charlie's help.
Tony Bartoli is a hard man to resist, even if this is the one case Charlie shouldn't go near. But she also knows that she may be the one person in the world who can stop this vicious killer. For Charlie?whose good looks disguise a world of hurt, vulnerability, and potent psychic gifts?a frantic hunt for a madman soon becomes a complex test of cunning, passions, and secrets.
Dr. Charlotte Stone sees what others do not. And she sees the Boardwalk Killer coming for her.
Karen Robards, daughter of an ornithologist, attended the University of Kentucky, graduating with a B.A. On January 21, 1977, she married marketing executive Douglas J. Robards, with whom she had a son, Peter. Robards has written one bestseller after another since her writing career began, focusing mostly on historical and suspenseful romances.
"Leave it to Robards to deliver the start of a series that is distinctive and unforgettable!" - Jill M. Smith August 2012