Closer Than You Think

Overview

Psychologist Faith Corcoran is desperate to escape the stalker who’s made her life a nightmare for the past year—desperate enough to run to the one place that has been her nightmare far longer. Both boon and bane, her recent inheritance of her grandmother’s old house in Cincinnati offers sanctuary in which she can start her life anew, but requires that she face the dark memories that still resonate to this day. But she has no idea how close to home her fears still are.Two college girls have gone missing in the area, and FBI Special Agent Deacon Novak is called to work on the case. When his inquiry unexpectedly leads him to Faith, he finds a beautiful and brave woman he can’t help but fall for. Soon they’ll discover that this seemingly simple investigation is anything but. Reaching back decades into Faith’s own past, it will shatter everything she believes to be true and will give terrifying new meaning to flesh and blood.

Characters

Faith Corcoran - Heroine
Dr. Faith Corcoran is a green-eyed redhead on the run. A psychologist who’s counseled victims of assault, she never thought she’d become one. But she is, the scar on her throat a constant reminder of the sociopath who nearly succeeded in taking her life once and who has stepped up efforts to finish the job. Her recent inheritance of her grandmother’s old house has provided her with a place to hide - if she can get past the nightmares the house represents, nightmares she’s kept secret for twenty-three long years. Having changed her name, moved halfway across the country, and taken a new job, Faith is determined to start a new life - but a sadistic killer has other ideas. Agent Deacon Novak is on the killer’s trail and she must trust him to keep her safe - but can she trust him with her deepest secrets?
Deacon Novak - Hero
Special Agent Deacon Novak is physically unforgettable with his bright white hair, his unique, bi-colored eyes, and the leather coat and wraparound shades he wears for dramatic flair. He uses his differences to his fullest advantage, throwing witnesses and suspects alike off their game so that he can expose their secrets. But it is Deacon who is thrown when he meets Faith Corcoran, a redhead with shadows in her eyes - eyes that see him far too clearly.