Julie Hockley is a graduate of the University of Ottawa. She lives with her growing family in Durham Region, Ontario, Canada. This is her debut novel. Visit Julie’s website at www.juliehockley.com.
When seventeen-year-old honor student Sara Ann Riley mysteriously vanishes from the driveway of her Cocoa Beach, Florida, home, her family is devastated. Sara Anns parents, Adam and Valerie, are hopeful that shell return home alive. But days later, Sara Anns nude body is discovered; the killer has carved the initials CXJ into her forehead.
The terror for this small town escalates when the killer abducts and kills Tami Breckenridge. The details of both Sara Anns and Tamis murders resemble that of a case from twelve years ago when a Magee, Mississippi, teenager was found strangled in 1989 with the same initials inscribed on her forehead. With few clues available, local authorities call on the FBI for assistance to track down this serial killer before he takes another young life.
For the Riley family, the horror doesnt end. The killer calls their home and torments them. Adam and Valerie fear for the safety of their other daughter, Dawn. As a father, Adam vows to protect his family and his only surviving daughter.
She calls herself Lady Justice. And once she has chosen a man as her target, she turns herself into a tall blonde or a curvaceous redhead, makes herself as alluring and seductive as possible to them. Once they are in her grasp, they are powerless.
The first victim is wealthy businessman Nigel McEnroy. His company’s human resources department has already paid out settlements to a couple of his young victims—but they don’t know that his crimes go far beyond workplace harassment. Lady Justice knows. And in one shocking night of brutality, she makes him pay a much steeper price.
Now Eve Dallas and her husband, Roarke, are combing through the evidence of McEnroy’s secret life. His compulsive need to record his misdeeds provides them with a wide range of suspects, but the true identity of Lady Justice remains elusive. It’s a challenging case, made even more difficult by McEnroy’s widow, who reacts to the investigation with fury, denial, and threats. Meanwhile, Lady Justice’s criminal crusade is escalating rapidly, and if Eve can’t stop this vigilante, there’s no telling how much blood may be spilled...