(From the publisher):
Detective John Carnes is a veteran homicide cop, but he has never seen a murder of such brutality. A young woman on a bed. A work of rage, mutilation, and, finally, strangulation. The kind of a murder you want someone to pay for. But just as he begins to build a case, another young woman is found dead. There is no doubt that it is the work of the same person. Now Carnes and the people he cares for--from his partner to his daughter to his new lover--are about to be plunged into a world of true fear, of true obsession. A world where Carnes himself will come face to face with his own dark compulsions...
Original title: In a Heartbeat
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Police Procedural