Adam Whitfield is a special agent who has been hunting for a serial killer they call The Night Stalker. He just can’t seem to pin down just who he is. Charlotte Murray is out one evening when she hears a scream. Turns out, she stopped what could have been another abduction of the Night Stalker. Charlotte is injured in the process and that’s when they notify Adam. Adam and Charlotte were married young and then the unthinkable happened; the loss of their son. Because of grief, Adam left and they finally divorced. Now the Night Stalker has turned his attention to Charlotte since she stopped him from getting his last victim. Adam vows to protect Charlotte and bring down the Night Stalker. But will they figure it out before he carries through his plan.
This story is one that is sweet as well as suspenseful . It certainly keeps you on your toes as well as the edge of your seat. The sweet part was between Adam and Charlotte. You learn their history and why things happened the way they did but you also get to see how time and maturity can change things. It’s always an encouragement to me to read about characters who have faith but are flawed; because that is very relatable. I loved the interaction between Charlotte and Adam being both tense and tender. The secondary characters were great too. (Except, of course, for the Night Stalker) I felt like you really got to know them well. And let me tell you, when the mystery and suspense is wrapped up, you are in for a real treat at the end. I absolutely loved it! If you enjoy sweet and suspenseful reads then you’ll love Night Stalker. Be prepared to stay up way past your bed time though.
*This complimentary copy was provided by Harlequin through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
Some favorite quotes:
A lot of years had passed since they’d been married. They’d both changed. Maybe she’d become more willing to take chances. Maybe she was no longer afraid of spiders or disgusted by the thought of eating hard-boiled eggs.
“Promise me, Charlotte,” he murmured, leaning down and kissing her forehead, his lips warm, the contact light and undemanding. And she could feel herself melting, sinking into him the way she always had.
He had a dangerous job, but he didn’t carry worry around as his companions. He focused his attention and energy on finding solutions to problems. He prayed, he trusted and he entered every situation knowing that God was in control. Because of that, he was never consumed by fear.
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