- Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Signet (MM) (March 7 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 045121806X
- ISBN-13: 978-0451218063
- Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 2.6 x 17.3 cm
- Shipping Weight: 181 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,867,270 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Are You Afraid Mass Market Paperback – Mar 7 2006
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From Publishers Weekly
Cassidy's sharp new thriller boasts an easy, masterful balance that's rare and ambitious for a suspense novel. Dr. Jessica "Jessie" Langford, psychiatrist, single mother and Kansas City radio personality, has begun receiving eerie phone calls—not so strange for the host of Are You Afraid of the Dark? but for the memories they stir up of the serial killer Jessie escaped as a teenager. Against her better judgment, Jessie contacts Det. Jake Merridan, already investigating the brutal murder of two women while juggling his own duties as a single parent. As Jessie's case moves beyond simple harassment, and their relationship moves beyond the professional, the couple combine resources to root out the killer before he catches up to Jessie, "the one who had gotten away." Quiet details make Cassidy's novel work: a shared smile between Jessie and her son; the easy back-and-forth of a good date; the creepy specifics of murder. Cassidy's smooth, simple prose tells a full story that's equal parts romance, family drama and sheer terror. Though the ending is a bit of a stretch, it's Jessie who gives the novel its foundation: an intelligent, mature, accomplished woman who's easy to root for. (Mar.)
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Detective Jake Merridan has been assigned a new case, and all clues indicate it is related to another homicide and they just might have a serial killer on their hands. After Jessica starts getting freaky phone calls at home, she goes to the police and starts to tell her story to Jake, but chickens out on providing background. Both find themselves attracted to each other - having a lot in common - being divorced single parents - and start to see each other.
As their romance blossoms, neither realizes that the sadistic killer that Jake is trying to capture is the same one that abducted and altered Jessica's life. His MO might be different, but eventually his goal to get the one that got away will not be squelched. Will Jake identify the madman before his second chance for love is stolen from him? Will Jessica be able to share her physical and mental scars with Jake?
Cassidy is a master at creating diabolical killers and heart tugging romance. This one is not to be missed and will capture the reader's attention until the last paragraph.
it from the first chapter keeps you guessing for sure.