When Lizzy Gardner was only seventeen, what should have been the perfect night became the perfect nightmare. Kidnapped just blocks from home after a romantic evening with her boyfriend, Jared, she woke up to find herself at the mercy of a depraved serial killer. Imprisoned and tormented for months by the maniac she came to know as Spiderman, Lizzy narrowly escaped, the only one of his victims to survive. But Spiderman escaped too, outwitting police and cursing Lizzy to spend her life looking over her shoulder…
Fourteen years later, Lizzy is a private investigator who teaches self-defense to teenage girls in her free time. She does what she can to help others protect themselves and to forget the horror of her ordeal, yet fears she will always be known as “the one who got away.” Then she receives a phone call from Jared, now a special agent for the FBI, with grim news. The killer has resurfaced, this time with a very specific target—Lizzy. And he’s made it clear that she will not escape him again. So begins a chilling game of cat-and-mouse, a terrifying, heart-pounding hunt that only one will survive.
"The satisfyingly frightful episode of a calculating cutthroat."
"This is the kind of book where you resent the intrusions of real life that force you to put it down. Well, most of the time. Sometimes it was so intense and scary, I HAD to put it down! A terrific pace and a complex plot that kept me guessing.This is the kind of book where you resent the intrusions of real life that force you to put it down. Well, most of the time. Sometimes it was so intense and scary, I HAD to put it down! A terrific pace and a complex plot that kept me guessing."
—Norah Wilson, author of the Serve and Protect Series
"Ragan executes this spine-chilling thriller with such razor-sharp precision readers are left breathless."
—Romantic Times, 4 1/2 TOP PICK