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Former crime-scene investigator Megan O'Ryan helped convict the St. Patrick's Strangler, who killed Megan's sister. Now she's trying to heal in a small Wisconsin town. But a copycat killer is at work in Crystal Lake, and Sheriff Luke Torretti needs Megan's help…on the case and at home, where the widower's troubled teenage son has become a suspect. The boy claims he's innoc ...more
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Published June 1st 2011 by Love Inspired Suspense (first published January 1st 2011)
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Jan 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: suspense
This was an awesome CSI book!
Jul 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
good book, ending sure surprised me.
Judine Brey
I like how Luke struggles with his relationship with his son Sam, but does still keep trying for a real relationship. While his relationship with Megan works, it still feels like too much when added with all that's happening with Sam. ...more
Sandra Webb
May 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book. Hard to put down....a real page turner!!!
Wendy Sparkes
You can’t stop me.

Megan O’Ryan was a city crime scene investigator – she never expected to end up at the scene of her own sister’s murder. Having found the DNA evidence to convict the St. Patrick’s Strangler who killed her sister plus 2 other girls, she is now trying to heal in the small town of Crystal Lake.

A girl has turned up murdered in Crystal Lake. Interim Sheriff Lucas Torretti asks Megan for help – with no access to a crime team in this small town, her expertise is invaluable...& her co
Dec 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am so glad I picked this up. It's very captivating & had me hanging on to every word. I love how Laura is able to weave the plot & characters. 

Megan, a Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) has a heartbreaking past, a past that I would not wish on anyone - the violent death of her younger sister Katie. Megan helped convict & send to prison the man who killed Katie, the St. Patrick's Killer. 

Still haunted by Katie's death, Megan left Chicago to start over in a new town. Soon the towns handsome Sheriff
Wow! Every once in a while, a book comes along that surprised you. I read the back of this book several times, but put it lower on the pile. Well, I could NOT put this book down once I started reading it! Though I was able to figure out most of it before I got to th end, the author was still able to keep me interested enough to read.

As far as the suspense go, I could almost feel the feelings of Megan every time something else happened in this mystery. For the romance, I loved it! Though it was a
I like the pacing of Luke and Megan's relationship, and the fact that he reaches out to her because of her past experience. They seem like a strong, balanced couple. That said, the problems with Luke's son Sam are wrapped up a bit too neatly. I buy the strained relationship between father and son, especially since it is set up by the mother's death; Luke handles the difficulties as well as he can, but Sam's sudden turn from angry teenager to compassionate helper isn't quite foreshadowed enough t ...more
Alexa Verde
Feb 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LAWMAN-IN-CHARGE is a great story! I'm glad I picked up this book. The characters are very well-drawn and the plot is captivating. Megan has a heart-wrenching past and a struggle ahead of her that will test her spiritual, physical, emotional strength. Luke is a hero who will have to make some tough decisions of his own and overcome his past mistakes. The serial killer edge makes the story a page turner.
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Joshualyn Prater
excellent book :-) ending was a shocker!
Jul 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good book. I would've liked a little more depth to some of it, but for a quick read it was good. ...more
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Laura Scott is honored to write for the Love Inspired Suspense line, where a reader can find a heartwarming journey of faith amid the thrilling danger. She lives with her husband of twenty-five years and has two children, a daughter and a son, who are both in college. She works as a critical-care nurse during th

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