Pretend You're Safe
by Alexandra Ivy
Genre: Romantic Suspense
He Sees You
First came the floods. Then came the bodies. The victims—strangled, then buried along the shores of the Mississippi—have finally been unearthed, years after they disappeared. He remembers every satisfying kill . . . each woman’s terror and agony. But there’s only one he truly wanted. And fate has brought her within reach again . . .
He Knows You
Jaci Patterson was sixteen when she found the first golden locket on her porch. Inside were a few strands of hair wrapped around a scrap of bloodstained ribbon. Though the “gifts” kept arriving, no one believed her hunch that a serial killer was at work. Now Jaci has returned home . . . and the nightmare is starting once more.
And He’ll Never Let You Go
Back then, Rylan Cooper was an arrogant deputy sheriff convinced that Jaci was just an attention-seeking teen. It was a fatal mistake. There’s a murderer in their midst, someone determined to settle old scores and keep playing a twisted game. And it won’t end until Jaci is his forever . . .
“Alexandra Ivy gives readers a nice balance of romance and suspense in her fast-paced, well-plotted novel.” --Kat Martin, New York Times bestselling author
“Don’t fuss,” Elmer said, moving to the narrow opening that led to the enclosed back porch. “I’ll be fine.”
Following behind his aggravating father, Rylan leaned a shoulder against the doorjamb. “Is there a reason you don’t want to stay with me?”
Elmer reached for the muddy coveralls that were hung on a nail. The narrow space was built with a wooden plank floor. The slanting edge of the roof and framed screens that kept out the bugs and wildlife did nothing to block the icy breeze.
“LA has too much sunshine.”
“Sunshine?” Rylan arched a brow that was several shades darker than his hair. “That’s your reason?”
“You prefer endless days of rain?”
“I like to wake up and be surprised,” Elmer corrected, stepping into the coveralls so he could pull them up and over his jeans and flannel shirt. “Here it might be hot or cold. Sunny or rainy. You might get a bit of snow or it might suddenly turn off with a blizzard.” He pulled up the zipper before training his piercing gaze on Rylan. “What about you? When you open your eyes there’s nothing but sun, sun, and more sun.”
“It would only be for a month or two,” Rylan insisted. It wasn’t just that he would enjoy his father’s company when he returned to California, but he wanted to have the entire house rewired and new plumbing installed. A home built over a hundred and fifty years ago was in constant need of repairs. “Just long enough for the river to go down and someone to make a few upgrades around the place.”
Elmer grabbed his rubber boots and settled on the edge of a wooden chair.
Alexandra Ivy is the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of romantic suspense, paranormal and erotic romance. She has also written Regency historicals under the name Deborah Raleigh. A five-time RT Book Award Finalist, Ivy has received much acclaim for her Guardians of Eternity, ARES Security, Immortal Rogues and Sentinels series. She lives with her family in Missouri and can be found online at AlexandraIvy.com.
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