August 27, 2012
With gratuitous sex off the table in Christian fiction, Henderson (the OâMalley and Uncommon Heroes series) has more space to weave a fascinating mystery into a romance. When homicide cop Ann Silver crosses paths with FBI murder investigator Paul Falcon, they team up to unravel the two most heinous serial murder cases of recent times. The more Falcon finds out about Silver, the more he falls in love. Before she can follow suit, however, Silver will have to reveal some secrets that have been giving her nightmares. Silverâs a cop and a writer, but Falcon begins wondering why she knows so many high-level people, including a former Vice President of the United States. Rather than provide textured characterization, Henderson relies on gimmicks. Still, thereâs an ending as twisty and satisfying as spiral macaroni. Publisher Bethany House is betting that Henderson, a two-time Christy Award winner, will bounce back in a big way after a writing hiatus; the first printing is 125,000.