FBI Special Agent Smoky Barrett is back. This time she investigates the story told to her by a sixteen year-old girl who's holding a gun to her head in the midst of a house filled with the murdered corpses of her adoptive family. The girl claims that a man she calls "The Stranger" has followed and terrorized her all of her life, and has murdered everyone she has ever cared about - even the dog she had as a little girl. Barrett's team follows the story and begin to believe they might have a previously unknown serial killer on their hands.
The publisher had the nerve to put "A Thriller" in small type on the cover. It should have been a big warning label - "Caution: Contents May Be Hazardous To Your Sleep". Cody McFadyen puts into words some of our common nightmares, complete with all of the little self-deceptive thoughts we use to try to keep calm. Once you get past the first couple of chapters, you won't be able to put this chilling mystery book down again until the very end.
Rainbo Electronic Reviews published this review in our October, 2007 issue.
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