Electrifying suspense, cutting-edge psychological insight, and an unforgettably sensuous love storyâ€”these are the trademarks of Karen Robardsâ€™s sizzling novels. Now the New York Times bestselling author launches a red-hot new paranormal romantic thriller series featuring the fascinating Dr. Charlotte Stone, a serial killer expert whose extraordinary powers lead her from ecstasy to terror. Â THE LAST VICTIM Â Dr. Charlotte Stone sees what others do not. Â A sought-after expert in criminal pathology, Charlie regularly sits face-to-face with madmen. Obsessed with learning what makes human monsters commit terrible crimes, Charlie desires little else from lifeâ€”no doubt because when she was sixteen, she herself survived a serial killerâ€™s bloodbath: A man butchered the family of Charlieâ€™s best friend, Holly, then left the girlâ€™s body on a seaside boardwalk one week later. Â Because of the information Charlie gave police, the Boardwalk Killer went underground. She kept to herself her eerie postmortem visions of Holly and her mother. And even years later, knowing her contact with ghosts might undermine her credibility as a psychological expert, Charlie tells no one about the visits she gets from the spirit world. Â Now all-too-handsome FBI agent Tony Bartoli is telling Charlie that a teenage girl is missing, her family slaughtered. Bartoli suspects that after fifteen years, the Boardwalk Killerâ€”or a sick copycat with his M.O.â€”is back. Time is running short for an innocent, kidnapped girl, and Bartoli pleads for Charlieâ€™s help. Â This is the one case Charlie shouldnâ€™t go near. But she also knows that she may be the one person in the world who can stop this vicious killer. For Charlieâ€”whose good looks disguise a world of hurt, vulnerability, and potent psychic giftsâ€”a frantic hunt for a madman soon becomes a complex test of cunning, passions, and secrets. Aiding Dr. Stone on her quest to catch a madman is a ghostly presence with bad intentions: the fiery spirit of seductive bad boy Michael Garland who refuses to be ignored, though in his cat and mouse game they may both lose their hearts. Â Dr. Charlotte Stone sees what others do not. And she sees the Boardwalk Killer coming for her.