Dr. Tessa McGowan had never seen anything quite like it. But the mutilated bodies on her exam table tell a stunningly macabre tale: someone with a twisted mind is kidnapping women and altering their faces to resemble real, life-size dolls. As a forensic pathologist, it s her job to aid the agent leading the case even if that agent is her estranged husband.Twelve years ago an unspeakable tragedy destroyed Dakota Sharp s world. Haunted by the ghosts of his past, he s devoted himself to capturing killers. His only regret is that it cost him Tessa. Now, as the Dollmaker case brings them together and raises his suspicions that he s crossed paths with this deranged psychopath before they may just have their second chance. But it seems Dakota s t the only one who wants to make Tessa his own She may be the Dollmaker s next target, but Tessa has intention of winding up as ather toy on his shelf. Can she and Dakota stop this ghastly killer before his next deadly playdate?