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- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 34.
- Review Date: 2007-12-24
- Reviewer: Staff
In this first in a trilogy Ross is developing on ex–Special Forces men reacclimating to civilian life, ex-SEAL Zach Tremayne returns to his South Carolina small town to try to forget the horrors of the Iraq War. Sabrina Swann has returned to recover from a terrorist attack on the Italian hotel where she was waitressing. As the fragile pair rekindle their attraction from youth, a serial killer stalks the serene community, torturing and murdering women and closing in on Sabrina. While Ross has a good handle on the intricacies of smalltown life, the shared PTSD of her protagonists doesn’t make for the easiest of romances, and Tremayne’s trauma disappears when it is no longer convenient to the story. (Feb.)
Falling for Ross
In her first book for Signet, the ever popular JoAnn Ross has written a crackling romantic suspense novel, Freefall. When Zach Tremayne and Sabrina Swann make their way back home to the Outer Banks island of Swann, both are emotionally exhausted by their experiences. Ex-SEAL Zach is carrying the burden of a mission gone awry in Afghanistan, and Sabrina is struggling both with the untimely death of her grandmother, and then a devastating car bombing in Florence that left her buried in the rubble of the hotel she worked for. Each is haunted, and each longs for healing. Unfortunately, as the pair makes their way toward healing, a serial killer with chilling aspirations may threaten their happy ending. A riveting plot and exquisite characterizations prove, once again, that Ross is a master.