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Silent Watch by Elle Kennedy

Silent Watch (Silhouette Intimate Moments, #1574) - Elle Kennedy

A killer is plaguing Chicago. Nicknamed Rose Killer, for leaving scars in shape of roses on his victims' bodies, he's already taken three lives, but left two survivors. Samantha Dawson has been in witness protection, her death faked by the FBI, for the past six months. Hiding in fear, she has no intention of getting out of her safe house, until Special Agent Blake Corwin comes knocking, wanting her to talk to the latest survivor to maybe get some important details the woman refuses to discuss with the investigators...


This was a rather good read with well-developed characters (although the hero was a bit annoying in his guilt-tripping), and some seriously good suspense. Although I missed more scenes from the villain's point of view (that the length of the story didn't permit), I found the creep fascinating, and his motive, revealed at the last possible moment, was plausible and adequately creepy.

The romance was a bit rushed, IMO, with everything happening in the course of just a couple of days, but still, this was a solid (romantic) suspense.