Carrie Preston has a puzzling gift for sensing the motivation and direction of a killer, and homicide Detective Tom Watts is not beyond exploiting her ability. In a pre-dawn phone call, he begins his familiar plea, asking Carrie to join an investigative team stumped by a string of recent murders in the Denver area. Someone is stabbing women to death. Always in health clubs. What is the link between the murdered women? Outwardly fighting against Tom’s request, Carrie can’t help but feel the inevitable draw—to find the killer, yes, but also to work with Tom Watts again.
Carrie and Tom chase clues throughout Colorado, from Denver to Aspen. But with each successive murder, the killer is a leap ahead of them, leaving a trail of dead bodies. Together they must solve this crime. But Carrie’s success is as double-edged as her desire for Tom: What will stop the killer from altering the pattern, from turning toward Carrie as his next victim?
Author - D.M. Woods
Posted by Callie Hutton on 6th Dec 2012
Carrie Preston has a gift she thinks most people have, but keeps locked within themselves. She’s happy with her life teaching seminars on how to unlock your inner potential. So why does she agree to help Lt. Tom Watts with a chilling serial killer when the detective calls her in the middle of the night? She’s been down this road with him before, and promised herself she wouldn’t do it again. But the draw of the case−and the man himself, has her climbing out of her warm bed and heading to a grisly murder scene.
Lest I spoil the story for you, I won’t say more than get a copy of this book. Ms. Woods has constructed a riveting tale, with strong characters and a fast paced plot. To say I couldn’t put the book down is a major understatement. Reading at traffic lights while waiting for a green signal? Standing in line at the bank? While walking the dog?
Detective Tom Watts is of the drooling category, and Carrie a strong, savvy, but sweet woman. Unlike some unbelievable heroines, when our girl should be scared spitless, she is. No false bravado. But when she needs to pull it together, she goes to work.
I’m in love with these characters and look forward to another amazing story about them. Ms. Woods has started a fantastic series, and I wait with bated breath for #2.
Posted by Hannah Burns on 30th Jun 2012
DEATH CROSSES THE FINISH LINE is a great read, a page turner from first to last. Woods is a gifted storyteller. I read to unlock the mystery, the motives of a cunning killer and the resolution to the crime spree, but also for the draw, the tension, the kernel of a promising love affair between the two main characters. The close of the book is surprising, unexpected, and satisfying. I hope Woods has sequels in mind for these two characters.