"An author at the top of her game,"(All About Romance) Linda Castillo has become renowned for her nail-biting novels of romantic suspense. Now she delivers an electrifying thriller about forbidden desireâ€”and a secret that could mean one womanâ€™s demise...Until now, no one has suspected the truth about down-to-earth bookseller Julia Wainright. But the arrival of six threatening letters indicates someone has discovered her secretâ€”and wants her to pay for her sins...Ever since he accidentally killed a fellow officer, ex-cop John Merrick has been tormented by the mistakes of his past. Now, called upon to repay a favor, he will do anything to keep Julia Wainright safe. To do that, though, heâ€™ll first have to figure out what the gypsy-eyed beauty is hiding... As the threats escalate, Julia and John must find a way to trust each other. Because if they donâ€™t, a twisted stalker will make sure all the gruesome things heâ€™s promised will come true...