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You're out there watching me. I can feel you. What do you want? Why did you come back here?

Jordan Russell had the perfect life until the brutal monster from her childhood resurfaced, opening up scars she thought were healed.

With the hope of finally finding closure Jordan leaves her cheating husband, and her career in the FBI, and returns to where her nightmare began.

But what awaits her in Thorny Creek will push her to the very edge of sanity and bring her face to face with her abductor.

Chapter One
Jordan's heart raced as she stared down the familiar walking trail. Beads of perspiration peppered her forehead and arms, despite the morning chill. She expelled a deep breath in an attempt to calm her nerves then continued on the darken path toward the haunting glow of search lights.
"Sorry we had to get you out of bed so early, Chief Russell."
She glanced over at the young police officer holding his flashlight to illuminate the trail ahead of them. "That's all right, Rick. Who found the body?"
"Two hikers. Aaron Johnson and Greg Denny. They called it in on their cell phone about forty-five minutes ago."
It was the second body found in these same woods in less than a month. "Any similarities to the first?"
"Yes, ma'am. There is bruising on her wrists and ankles. And she appears to have been strangled."
Jordan wrenched. When she got the call she had hoped it was a lost hiker who died of dehydration—anything but strangulation. But deep down she knew the killer had struck again. "I want a lid kept on this, do you hear me?"

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