Donâ€™t say a word. . . . Just scream.
The murder of eighteen-year-old Angie Vance was exceptionally vileâ€“her mouth was sealed with glue, an obscenity was scrawled across her skin, and she was suffocated in a garbage bag. The killing seems personal, so police detective Carina Kincaid focuses her efforts on the victimâ€™s much older ex-boyfriend, Steve Thomas. But without physical evidence, Carina canâ€™t make a collar or a case. She also canâ€™t stop Sheriff Nick Thomas, the prime suspectâ€™s brother, from conducting his own unwelcome investigation.
Though Nick is still scarred and unsteady from a recent confrontation with a serial killer, heâ€™s determined to prove his brotherâ€™s innocence. But his confidence is shaken when he learns of Steveâ€™s dark side, and when a friend of the murdered girl meets a similarly gruesome fate. With no time to lose, Carina and Nick work together to trap a psychopath, before another unlucky woman faces an unspeakable end.