What happens when the demons of the past come back to play?
Mary Elizabeth carries a dark secret in her heart, one she keeps even from herself.
Her husband, Charlie, ignorant of the horror she’s buried deep, watches with sadness as indifference and apathy fracture their picture-perfect family.
Will the truth set you free or get you killed?
The body—a girl, barely fourteen, used then butchered—is found on the bluff high above main street.
Mary Elizabeth’s visceral reaction to the news—out of character for the stoic, almost cold woman he’s loved since high school—shakes Charlie out of his passivity.
But when he reaches to reconnect and fight for the life they once had, it only serves to drive her further away and him into the arms of another.
She’s the hero no one sees coming.
Another death, this one closer to home, brings to surface memories Mary Elizabeth has long denied exist.
As a killer—brutal, efficient, unstoppable—continues to terrorize their small town, she alone holds the power to stop him.
Because she knows him.
She survived him.
And he remembers her—in vivid, electrifying detail.
An emotionally gripping psychological thriller that “will make you laugh out loud and then want to lock your front door before you read another page.”
PRAISE FOR SHOCKER
“Page one through the last chapter takes the reader on a quick-paced and easy-flowing tour of murder, suspense and steamy romance. Be prepared to stay up past your bedtime with this one.” — Library Journal
“Every bit as good as Mary Higgins Clark’s highly successful novels of psychological suspense. Suspenseful and entertaining.” — The Chattanooga Free Press