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3.92  ·  Rating Details  ·  104 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
She has nothing left to loseLike all cliches, this one is true at its core. Racked with grief over her son Danny's brutal death, Sarah Patterson steels herself to take revenge on his murderer. When detective Mac Donovan stops her from shooting Samuel Tate on the courthouse steps, he risks his career--and the case against Tate--to protect her.

With a serial child-killer walk
Published February 1st 2008 by Mira Books (first published 2008)
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Aug 29, 2013 Rey rated it really liked it
I quite liked the book, despite its dark theme. It did feel a bit anti-climactic at the end (no, I won't reveal anything here) after the long journey it took to have a conclusion. It's too easy, at least for me...
Nov 11, 2009 Gina rated it really liked it
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Sep 04, 2015 Kay-em rated it liked it
Shelves: okay-ish
An okay read but her previous books were slightly better. While the mystery suspense plot line was upto her usual amazing style, the romance was a not quite as strong. I found it hard to like the heroine. I can't explain why without giving away too much but I think she could have spent less time planning revenge and blaming the ex-hubby and instead focus on improving her situation...
Mar 15, 2008 Maria rated it it was amazing
Although this was a difficult book to read, since the villain is a serial killer of children, most of the deaths are in the past and the focus is on the mother of one of the victims and how she deals with the loss of her son and the fact that the court system lets the murderer go on a technicality. Gayle Wilson is a terrific writer who gets the reader thinking beyond the scope of her writing. Is the law enough or should judges be encouraged to pursue what is right, even when the law is clearly p ...more
Sep 22, 2014 Lucie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
La confrontation est un peu molle, mais l'histoire est prenante.
May 13, 2015 Tammy rated it liked it
A pretty good suspense book
Jul 28, 2014 Robin rated it really liked it
This is the second book that I have read by Gayle Wilson. Both were enjoyable reads that I couldn't put down. Just the right amount of mystery, suspense, and romance. The story never really answers though why Tate changed his behavior and obsessed over Sarah.
Jul 21, 2012 Betty rated it it was amazing
An interesting mystery involving American Indian folklore that could or could not be authentic. It was not fast moving. However did a lot of research into the background of oral teaching by tribe leaders.Fun to read.
Aug 12, 2013 Ethna rated it liked it
When my schedule would allow for the sit down time I remained engaged. What it lost in predictability it made up for in subject matter. A well written story about horrific events.
Very intense and gripping. The subject matter was a little hard for me. But the story was written in a style that really kept me glued to the pages til the end.
Jul 21, 2010 Beth rated it it was amazing
Awesome. Grabs you and doesnt let you go.
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Gayle Wilson is a two-time RITA Award winner, taking home the RITA Award for Best Romantic Suspense Novel in 2000 and for Best Romantic Novella in 2004. In addition to twice winning the prestigious RITA Award, Gayle’s books have garnered more than 50 other awards and nominations, including most recently the Daphne du Maurier Award for the Best Single Title Romantic Suspense of 2008, awarded to Vic ...more
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