Maddy Sheridan, 36-year investigative reporter, lives by one rule, professional and personal life, never the two shall meet. Maddy has been running from her past for ten years in effort to keep from remembering what her mind has blocked out. After t working a case with friend and police source Detective Jackson Parker for a couple of months, Maddy decides to tag along on a missing persons scene. For unkwn reasons this time there is tension between them, an attraction between them which Maddy fears violates her rule, but the fuse, has been lit and even though it's slow burning, it can't be put out. What appeared to be a simple missing person's case turns into a serial murder investigation. When FBI SSA Bryan Mayland, Maddy's former partner and lover is assigned to the case, tensions run high as Mayland forces Maddy's hand into rejoining the Bureau. He t only puts her emotions at risk, but also the mental stability she has worked so hard to hang on to. Maddy's role as an investigative reporter, a FBI profiler, and a crime scene expert move her to the forefront of the investigation and the personal target of the killer they seek.
Mari Bauer was born and raised in rural Northwest Iowa. She has been Editor and Publisher of the Holstein Advance since 1994. She has studied forensics, police procedure, and psychology at a local college to allow her writing to be authentic. Mari resides on a small acreage in rural Iowa, raising and training horses, enjoying her dogs, but most of all spending time with her daughter, Kelsey and son, Tyler.