The most terrifying monsters aren’t found in dreams …
Four young socialites have gone missing in the Chicago area. Two found dead, bearing the signature marks of a brutal serial killer. With the kind of tragedy that mars Nola Tensley’s past, she should be concerned, but without a pot to piss in, all the struggling single mom cares about is making a normal life for her son.
After all, she’s clearly not the murderer’s type.
Or is she?
When Rhett Voss, an enigmatic and handsome stranger, answers her ad for the outdated in-law suite at the back of her property, offering double her asking price, Nola really can’t refuse. Even though the supposed Wall Street Wolf seems better suited for a high-rise downtown—a suspicion that quickly turns into hindsight once she submits to the flirtations of her charming new tenant, and consequently, unearths a series of disturbing revelations.
Her curiosities lead her down the path of a madman, whose moniker, The Sandman, only hints at the grisly nature of his crimes. He’s smart. Evasive. A cunning psychopath with a twisted method of disposing his victims.
And his hunting grounds are hitting too close to home.
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I legit could not put this book down. I skipped lunch. I told my family if anyone tried to talk to me I’d gut them (don’t worry; I smiled when I said it). I locked myself in my bedroom, and I read this one cover to cover. The writing was fantastic. It was well paced. The plot was SO frigging engaging. It was dark. It was twisted. It was freaky. It was disturbing. It was heartbreaking. It was sexy. It was a super slow burn. In fact, I’d say the “romance” probably took more of a backseat to the story setup in this first book. That’s not to say it didn’t have it moments between Voss and Nola, because it did. It just wasn’t the main focus I felt. Not to worry though, because the thriller parts will have you flipping the pages like a crazy person.
We get three POVs here. Nola’s (whose inner thoughts I found a bit annoying at times). Voss’s (who I am just in lust with), and The Sandman’s (who was freaky as f-ck and made me want to take a bath). (lol) And speaking of The Sandman I have SOOO many theories about who he is. I feel like the author gave us a lot of red herrings to choose from. I was convinced I had it figured out, but then I thought the person was WAY to obvious. Now I have someone else in mind. Plus a few WAY out there possibilities. Honestly, at this point I have like ZERO idea where this is going and who all is involved. How they are all connected. Or why this is all going down the way it is. I legit CANNOT wait to get my hands on the next book. Two HUGE thumbs up from yours truly!