The Skin Stalker (Blue Ink #1)


SUSPENSE/THRILLER:  Joelle Kent and Colin Conroe are top dogs in the advertising business in Dallas, Texas. Though representing different companies, their combined efforts are a force to be reckoned with and when a personal spark ignites between them, Joelle finds herself falling in love. But when Colin is offered a big promotion in Colorado, he takes it and leaves Joelle with a shallow farewell. 

Joelle hits Vegas with her gal pals on an annual vacation in an attempt to move on. A chance encounter with a psychic brings thoughts of Colin back to the forefront of her mind and when reports of a serial killer in Colorado surface, it has her feeling their connection is far from over.

"The Skin Stalker" is advertised as a romance but very little romantic elements exist. This "Ghostbusters" meets "The Da Vinci Code" thriller has a unique spin on good vs. evil but has a hard time keeping the reader on the edge of their seat. Though the writing is highly descriptive and well-researched, it tends to be long-winded and therefore loses the element of suspense. Joelle is touted as a savior in this tale but spends much of her time crying in break-down mode, making it hard to accept her as a heroine. The acts of the Skin Stalker do make him Criminal Minds-worthy and creeptastically believable—enough to make you wonder if he’ll make an unwelcome appearance in your dreams. 

Sandy Ponton