Cold Truth

    by Mariah Stewart

    Ballantine Books

    August 30, 2005

    ISBN-13: 0345476654

    Available in: Hardcover

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    Cold Truth
    by Mariah Stewart

    TRUTH HAS DEADLY CONSEQUENCES

    Twenty-six years ago, even before a series of brutal murders rocked the idyllic town of Bowers Inlet, Cassie Burke lost her parents, her sister, and nearly her own life to a transient befriended by her father. Back then, Cassie was a scared kid—now she's a homicide cop. Back then, the suspect was caught and convicted—he died in prison. But now the killing has started again. And all signs indicate that the Bayside Strangler has come back for more.

    With too many victims and too few suspects, Cassie has her hands full investigating the case, while working through the old trauma it has brought to the surface. Luckily, FBI agent Rick Cisco is dispatched to lend support. Together, Cassie and Rick must uncover the link between the dark past and the dangerous present to bring this small town's long nightmare to an end. If they fail, an elusive fiend will slip back into the shadows . . . to watch and wait—and kill another day.

    In matters of crime, there are many versions of the truth.



    Mariah Stewart's Bio

    Mariah Stewart is the New York Times, Publishers Weekly and USA Today best-selling author of 35+ novels. She has won or been nominated for every major award in romance and has been inducted into the New Jersey Romance Writers Hall of Fame. She lives among the rolling hills and farmland of southeast Pennsylvania with her husband and two rambunctious rescue dogs where she is ignoring her garden while working on her next novel.