Saturday, April 24, 2010
OUT OF THE DARKNESS by Anne Patrick
Alex Michaels is an top notch profiler for the FBI. She is forced to go into hiding when the serial killer who killed her sister comes after her. In a truck stop she spots Royce McIntire. Using her keen instincts she feels like Royce would be a safe ride. As they travel together she learns that he is looking for a secretary for his fledgling moving business. She offers to be his secretary for room and board. But her nice secure world is turned upside down when she reads in the paper that the serial killer is on her tail leaving a trail of bodies behind him.
Anne Patrick has done it again! She has delivered a story that keeps you glued from a running start to a nail-biting finish! Alex is an interesting character. She is so strong and self sufficient but doesn't have the one thing she wants most. Royce is a wonderful tortured hero. One who has a lot of past issues but still possessed a tenderness in his heart. They really fit together well and you felt the struggle each had in trying to accept their feelings for one another. I really enjoyed all the supporting characters as well. Anne allows you a glimpse into the mind of a serial killer which is kinda scary but interesting to see the twisted way they think. She keeps you guessing through the story who the killer really is and you don't find out until the end. I like how she works faith in God into the story without being preachy. The story is chock full of action, suspense and romance. I highly recommend Out of the Darkness!