When Jess Harris moved back to her Alabama hometown, she thought she'd left her past behind her. But the blood bath the new Major Crimes deputy chief finds at a murder scene is beyond even the savagery of Eric Spears, the serial killer who now haunts Jess's life with terrifying text messages. Amid eerie echoes of the Charles Manson-like massacre, Jess investigates the dismemberment of a cop's wife, carried out while the woman's baby lay sleeping down the hall. The discovery of two more headless victims makes Jess wonder if it's a gang-related slaying, a personal vendetta . . . or something else. And the sudden reappearance of her ex-husband makes her question her future with Chief of Police Dan Burnett. As the net widens to include a shocking suspect, Jess realizes that the identity of the killer may lie with an autistic eight-year-old boy. With inner-city tensions at an all-time high and the community calling for blood, Jess must race to save an innocent child-and prevent a final, horrifying act of rage.
Debra Webb has penned more than one hundred novels, including her internationally bestselling Colby Agency series and the romantic thriller series Faces of Evil, which propelled Debra to the top of the bestseller charts and garnered critical acclaim from reviewers and readers alike.
Carol Schneider is a veteran actor and narrator based in New York City. She has performed on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and in regional theater, as well as in studio and independent films that have been screened at the Sundance, Tribeca, and Slamdance film festivals.