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May 31, 2016

Last hope, lasting flames

By Cynthia Eden
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New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden returns to her romantic suspense series LOST with Torn, which features a whip-smart forensic anthropologist and a hardened special agent. The two have a history together, and their most recent partnership may be more than platonic.
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New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden returns to her romantic suspense series LOST with Torn, which features a whip-smart forensic anthropologist and a hardened special agent. The two have a history together, and their most recent partnership may be more than platonic.

Forensic anthropologist Victoria Palmer is on the verge of cracking the case of a college student who went missing five years ago while on a jog. All she knows is that the girl was most likely murdered and that her killer is still out there. However, as the case takes Victoria closer to the killer, the dangerous individual begins to set his sights on the tenacious and beautiful doctor.

Agent Wade Monroe is a recent transfer to the Last Option Search Team (LOST), but he’s instantly attracted to his new partner, Victoria, a woman with whom he has a complicated history. Wade had to stand by when Victoria was abducted in the past, an unfortunate hazard of their dangerous job. But now that they’re reunited and are working together, Wade wants to do everything in his power to make sure it doesn't happen again—and to ease her job-induced anxiety.

What starts as a no-strings-attached arrangement to quell Victoria’s stress quickly leads to something more, but regardless of Wade and Victoria’s feelings for one another, there’s still a killer on the loose. One who wants to get his hands on Victoria. Wade and Victoria will both have to deal with the skeletons in their closet, as well as their feelings for one another, to close their investigation.

Torn balances the careful progression of two people going from friends to lovers with the eerie intensity of a cat-and-mouse thriller. Since the story begins right in the middle of Victoria’s investigation into the coed’s disappearance, the action starts at top speed and doesn’t stop. Sexy and dark, Torn is a great fit for readers who want complex, intelligent characters paired with a bone-chilling mystery.

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Torn

Torn

By Cynthia Eden
Avon
ISBN 9780062437402

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