For three years, Detective Jude Fontaine was kept from the outside world. Held in an underground cell, her only contact was with her sadistic captor, and reading his face was her entire existence. Learning his every line, every movement, and every flicker of thought is what kept her alive.Read more...
For three years, Detective Jude Fontaine was kept from the outside world. Held in an underground cell, her only contact was with her sadistic captor, and reading his face was her entire existence. Learning his every line, every movement, and every flicker of thought is what kept her alive.
After her experience with isolation and torture, she is left with a fierce desire for justice and a heightened ability to interpret the body language of both the living and the dead. Despite colleagues doubts about her mental state, she resumes her role at Homicide. Her new partner, Detective Uriah Ashby, doesn t trust her sanity, and he has a story of his own he d rather keep hidden. But a killer is on the loose, murdering young women, so the detectives have no choice: they must work together to catch the madman before he strikes again. And no one knows madmen like Jude Fontaine."
- ISBN-13: 9781503935204
- ISBN-10: 1503935205
- Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
- Publish Date: June 2016
- Page Count: 289
- Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.4 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-04-25
- Reviewer: Staff
Jude Fontaine, the heroine of this absorbing, if contrived, thriller from Frasier (Garden of Darkness), escapes from a brutal sadist who held her captive in a basement for three years and tries to reclaim her position as a homicide detective with the Minneapolis PD. Four months after fleeing her torturer, Jude is back on the force and partnered with Det. Uriah Ashby, who doubts Jude’s readiness. Jude and Uriah deal with her old files as well as a new case of a young woman’s body found floating in Lake of the Isles. Jude’s captivity has made her acutely attuned to even the subtlest of expressions (hence the title). Meanwhile, she wrestles with family issues. She’s estranged from her father, Gov. Phillip Schilling; her mother was accidently shot when she was eight; and her older brother is a notorious playboy. A violent confrontation with her father gets her booted off the force, but Jude persists on her own as connections between cases old and new lead to results both surprising and unlikely. (June)