“Nancy Bush always delivers

edge-of-your seat suspense!”

—LISA JACKSON, New York Times bestselling author


She senses their twisted desires before she meets them. It’s as if fate is helping her stop these monsters from preying on others the way she was preyed upon. And after she has delivered brutal justice, she’ll let the whole world see their guilt.


“I must pay for what I’ve done.” The first victim—naked, bound, frozen to death—wore the note strung around his neck. Now there’s another note—this one attached to Detective September Rafferty’s own stepbrother. Stefan survives, but September is sure he knows more than he’s saying. Someone is eliminating suspected sexual predators. And the only thing more dangerous than a madman is a killer who’s ruthlessly sane.

Racing to predict the next target, September finds herself drawn into a harrowing and deeply personal case. For this time, there are no innocents—only the one who kills, and those condemned to die….

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author NANCY BUSH has had an eclectic writing career. She began her career in the romance genre, writing both contemporary and historical novels, but being a mystery buff, she kept trying to add suspense into the plot, as much as her editors would allow. In 2002 she was chosen by ABC Television to be part of a writing group “think tank” which was tasked with developing story for ABC’s daytime dramas. She was one of two people selected from that group to actually become a breakdown writer for, at the time, one of ABC’s top-rated daytime shows: All My Children.

Nancy wrote three JANE KELLY MYSTERY novels in the space of three years, and has another one currently in proposal form. During the last several years, she’s turned her attention to romantic suspense novels, writing Hush and co-writing Wicked Game and Wicked Lies with her sister, the bestselling author Lisa Jackson.

Nancy Bush lives in Oregon with her family. Readers can visit her website at