When Ruth Butler escaped Texas for a sleepy seaside village in the south of
England, it was to rescue her infant daughter from the perverted demon she’d
married. But after ten peaceful years in Perrin’s Point, her daughter Annie
Not far away, a madman has been trying in vain to turn back time. When Ruth
turns out to be a dead ringer for his mother, the voices in his head haunt him
day and night. The only way to stop his mother’s nagging is to kill her all
over again . . .
Ruth must rely on her instincts and the ally she finds in an undercover
detective who’s in town on unrelated business, but neither can search for
Annie’s kidnapper openly. Ruth could be deported for living under an alias and
Detective Inspector Jon Graham would blow his cover. Nevertheless, the trail
leads from a faceless body in Annie’s clothes to a smugglers’ cave, where the
killer drains his victims’ blood an ounce at a time. But he’s got a special
purpose for little Annie. He is patient. He will wait—until her mother comes to
The author has loved to read from a very early age. Her favorite authors growing up were Kipling, Dickens, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Robert Costain. Her favorite authors today are too many to list but name a British mystery/thriller author and she loves that one, too.