When a mysterious package lands on Louisa Hancock’s doorstep, the Philadelphia museum curator can hardly anticipate the nightmare that’s about to envelop her. The package is addressed to her father—an expert in Viking culture—and inside is a ninth-century sword, a chilling thank-you note, and photos of two dead bodies in a tableau evoking a Nordic funeral. The gruesome images match a recent crime scene. But before the police can investigate the killer’s connection to Louisa’s father, Ward Hancock vanishes.
Sports bar owner Conor Sullivan wants nothing more than to spend his life with Louisa. Devoted and protective, he refuses to leave her side after her father’s disappearance. When a troubled young boxer he’s been coaching is suspected of the murders, Conor is pulled in even deeper. Desperate, Louisa and Conor take it upon themselves to find her father, but soon another ritualistic slaying makes it clear there’s a Viking-obsessed serial killer on the loose. And he has a new target: Louisa.
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This book is a roller coaster of emotions ranging from love to terror. Louisa is finally starting to relax and enjoy her life with her father and Conor. That is until a serial killer becomes obsessed with Louisa and kidnaps her father. Now it's a race against time to try to figure out just who he is and where her father is being kept.
I found my way into this series late but it didn't much to fall in love with both Louisa and Conor. They are both really good people who are just trying to make a life for themselves despite obstacles thrown in their paths. They also both will go out of their ways to help out others.
The action is fast, furious and kept me glued to the page until the final twist that I didn't see coming. . I would recommend this book to any of my readers who enjoy a good romantic suspense with surprising twists.
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