A woman plays a game of cat and mouse with a copycat killer in this romantic suspense novel by the New York Timesâ€“bestselling author of Donâ€™t Cry.
He begins his work just before dawn, wielding a knife with the precision of a surgeon. Cunning and meticulous, heâ€™s always in control. Mercy is not an option . . .
Maleah Purdue is tough, outspoken, and completely dedicated to her work at the Powell Security Agency. But her fearless exterior shatters when a madman begins killing her colleagues one by one, mimicking a notorious serial killer already behind bars. Working alongside top profiler Derek Lawrence, Maleah will do anything to find the murderer, even if it means playing a psychopathâ€™s twisted mind games.
No one connected to the Agency is safe. No one is beyond suspicion. For as Maleah and Derek piece together the clues, they uncover a chilling legacy of lies and brutal vengeanceâ€”and a killer who has been hiding in plain sight all along . . .
Praise for Dead by Morning
â€śA great romantic suspense that grips the audience from the moment the protagonists begin to learn of the assault on Powell and never lets go as the climax diabolically leads to the next unpublished tale. The lead pair is a terrific coupling . . . However, what makes Dead by Morning super is the serial killer, who will be considered one of the vilest of the year.â€ť â€”The Mystery Gazette
â€śThe popular and dependable Barton has again created an intricately plotted, thoroughly engrossing serial killer tale that satisfactorily resolves the current dilemmas but leaves a stunning cliff-hanger.â€ť â€”Library Journal