by Carey Baldwin
Genre: Psychological Thriller, Suspense
For fans of Allison Brennan and Karen Rose comes Carey Baldwin, a daring new name in suspense, with the story of a serial killer out for blood—and the only woman who can stop his reign of terror.
They say the Santa Fe Saint comes to save your soul—by taking your life.
Newly minted psychiatrist Faith Clancy gets the shock of her life when her first patient confesses to the grisly Saint murders. By law she’s compelled to notify the authorities, but is her patient really The Saint? Or will she contribute to more death by turning the wrong man over to the police? Faith is going to need all her wits and the help of a powerful adversary, Luke Jericho, if she’s to unravel the truth. But she doesn’t realize she’s about to become an unwitting pawn in a serial killer’s diabolical game: For once he’s finished with Faith, she’ll become his next victim.
My thoughts: Carey Baldwin is one of my new favorite suspense authors! I loved this book. She introduces you to the cast of characters early, but it doesn't stop the suspense at all. And she gives you just enough background information on them to hook you.
Faith only has one client, Dante Jericho, and when he confesses to being the Santa Fe Saint, she struggles with turning him in, as she doesn't believe he is guilty. But she has to do her duty and protect the public on the off chance that he is a threat.
Luke is Dante's half brother and after not seeing him for twenty years is trying to make amends with him. He calls in the best defense attorney and enlists Faith to help prove that Dante has made a false confession. Working with Faith proves to not be a hardship in Luke's eyes and the sexual tension that runs between them adds a nice romantic touch to this thriller.
I'm not going to tell you anymore as I would not be able to do the book justice and I don't want to let anything slip! The ending was fantastic and the creep factor was off the scale. I finished the book Sunday night after everyone else had gone to bed, and as I continued to read I began noticing all the creaks and groans the house was making. I spooked myself more than once that night because of this book! It has been awhile since I have read a book that actually had me checking the locks on my doors before I went to bed! Nicely done! Can't wait to see what Ms. Baldwin writes next!
~I received a complimentary ecopy of Confession from Harper Collins/Witness Impulse through Edelweiss in exchange for my unbiased review.~
About the author: Carey Baldwin is a mild-mannered doctor by day and an award-winning author of edgy suspense by night. She holds two doctoral degrees, one in medicine and one in psychology. She loves reading and writing stories that keep you off balance and on the edge of your seat. Carey lives in the southwestern United States.