FBI rising star and criminal profiler Evelyn Baine knows how to think like a serial killer. But she's never chased anyone like the Bakersville Burier, who hunts young women and displays them, half-buried, deep in the woods.
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FBI rising star and criminal profiler Evelyn Baine knows how to think like a serial killer. But she's never chased anyone like the Bakersville Burier, who hunts young women and displays them, half-buried, deep in the woods. As the body count climbs, Evelyn's relentless pursuit of the killer puts her careerand her lifeat risk. And the evil lurking in the Burier's mind may be more than even she can unravel.
Terror is closer than she thinks
The Bakersville Burier knows he's got an FBI profiler on his trail. He knows who she is and where to find her. And he's biding his time, because he's planned a special punishment for Evelyn. She may have tracked other killers, but he vows to make this her last chase. This time it's her turn to be hunted!
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2013-11-04
- Reviewer: Staff
Heiter’s overblown debut introduces FBI special agent Evelyn Blaine, a profiling specialist in the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit in Aquia, Va. When the bodies of two young female kidnapping victims are found on a farm in nearby Bakersville buried up to their necks, Evelyn is assigned to liaise with local police chief Tanner Caulfield. Evelyn is good at her job, despite lacking confidence in other aspects of her life, including in her attraction to FBI Hostage Rescue Team member Kyle McKenzie. She barely escapes a kidnapping attempt, perhaps by the very killer she’s chasing. She persists in her search to the point of obsession, tracing similar crimes like a case officer rather than a profiler and deliberately putting herself at risk. Too much focus on Evelyn’s fraught relationships with her boss, other FBI agents, and McKenzie distracts from the main action. Agent: Kevan Lyon, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency. (Jan.)