Book: Black Rose by J.T. Schaad
|4.3 stars based on the 3 most helpful Amazon reviews|
J.T. Schaadabout this book: Laura Adams and her teenage daughter Amy, are driving back from a shopping trip when they break down with a flat tire. Stranded with no cell phone service, they are relieved when a handsome stranger named Mark Samms stops to help. Laura and Mark have an immediate spark, even though she is still grieving over the murder of her husband 2 yrs earlier. They agree to go out soon.
Meanwhile, the suburban town of Parkersburg is being terrorized by a madman with a religious fixation. He is called The Butcher. Each body is mutilated in a grotesque fashion. A dead black rose rests on the lips of each victim.
Laura's brother Frank Adams is the lead detective on the case, who in addition to grieving over his wife's recent suicide, suddenly finds himself an unwillingly player in The Butcher's sick games. As the body count rises, Frank must risk it all to discover the killer before more victims fall.
Laura, terrified and worried about her brother, seeks comfort in her new relationship with Mark. He is so charming and perfect. Almost too perfect. She can't help falling deeper and deeper under his spell. For the first time in over 2 years, she is truly happy.
But someone is not happy..
Someone has been watching Laura. Hiding in the dark, waiting for the moment to reveal his twisted desire. He has been watching for a long time and soon Laura will return his love.. or she and her daughter will pay the ultimate price..
This book is a fast paced thrill ride full of twists and turns that will shock and amaze you right to the very end. It is the first book in the Black Rose series. Volume 2 will arrive very soon..
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