Author- Anne Frasier
Genre- My library considers it Fiction, but to me it seems more like Mystery or Crime
Summary- from the inside cover of the book
It's criminal profiler Ivy Dunlap's job to unravel the psyches of the most dangerous men alive. None haunts her dreams more than the killer who took her son's life 16 years ago, then silently disappeared into the dark.
Now an urgent request for help from Chicago police has reawakened Ivy's greatest nightmare. The Madonna Murderer has returned to fulfill his calling. This time Ivy understands the killer instinct. She know what man is capable of. This time she's ready to confront her deepest fear, face-to-face. For the very last time...
Anne Frasier does an amazing job creating her characters, as Ivy and Max each had their own personal struggles that greatly affected how they reacted to situations. Ruby was a very quirky character, and he is present throughout the entirety of the story. She seemed to switch from Ivy and Max's point of view to Ruby's, giving you both perspectives of the hunt which made the book even more intriguing.
What drives me slightly nuts is this: The witness protection program faked Ivy's death and relocated her...is there a chance that they did the same with her son? The author makes hints at the possibility: Ethan's the right age, Ethan and Ivy look similar, Max adopted Ethan from a woman who wasn't his birth mother and has no idea who his birth mother is. It's a possibility that he is her son, and not knowing whether he is or not taunts me for a few hours after finishing the book every time I read it.
I highly recommend any book by Anne Frasier, as I have thoroughly enjoyed every book of hers I have read. The only downside is that the majority of her books are out of print, so if you're looking for them, the library and amazon are two of the best options.