Laura Griffin is fast becoming one of my favorite authors. I read this series backwards, but that's OK because they can be read as stand alones.
Fiona Glass is trying to end her career as a forensic artist and just concentrate on being an Art teacher at the community college and having her art shown in a gallery. She is plagued by the memories of the abused and the sadistic abusers. The problem is that she becomes emotionally involved in the cases, but she is the best in the business.
Jack Bowman, small town Texas sheriff, needs her to interview a woman who was tortured and raped by a sicko that he believes is tied to some recent disappearances. He does not tell her the case was 11 years old and the vic was his x girlfriend. He has no problem with persistence and turning on the charm (in a sweet hulking beautiful hunka hunka kind of way)to get Fiona to agree to help.
There is a lot of suspense going on in this story that will keep you turning these pages. Sexual suspense, emotional suspense and the whole crime suspense.