Released: August 2013
Dr. Lauren Harris, a brilliant and nationally respected forensic psychologist, is called upon by the FBI to help track down and stop the Phantom, a hedonistic serial killer who is burying his victims alive. She is teamed up with Nicholas Bennette, an FBI agent who finds it difficult to appreciate what the doctor really does. There is so much more to Lauren who has a special secret, one that she has told to nobody until her relationship with Nicholas grows.
The story concentrates on the growing relationship between the two main characters and of course on finding the serial killer. It reads really well, the pace is good with a growing tension as more bodies turn up and time begins to run out. The wording right off the screen of any good cop show, maybe one in particular, but I think I noticed the quirks from Bones because I am a little bit obsessed by the programme. The scene written from the point of view of the person buried alive made me shiver and the extra incentive the killer gave Nicholas worked so well, you could almost see the clock ticking down.
There are no surprises here and I had worked out the killer well before the end but this book is well worth a read if you are a crime fan.