One step away...Seven years ago Beth Denison was attacked by a killer named Chevy Bankes. Since then, she's created a new life for herself and her daughter. But now Bankes is out of prison and the gifts he sends her - disfigured dolls that carry the same mutilations as his victims - tells Beth he's coming for her.One breath away...Ex-FBI agent Neil Sheridan is driven to investigate a chain of murders that are eerily similar to a disturbing case from his past. When the killer's trail dead-ends at Beth's doorstep, Neil finds a beautiful woman with a secret she'll do anything to keep.One scream away...Yet even as Beth surrenders to Neil's protection, she can't tell him why Bankes hungers to hear her scream, and why she'll soon consider doing the unthinkable: face Bankes alone.
Kate Brady began writing fiction when her doctoral research became tedious. Now a RITA award winning writer, she continues to lead a double-life. Some days she is a choral conductor and professor of music education. Other days, she plays with imaginary people on her computer. She is currently at work on her next novel.