Date of Publication: December 2010
A KILLER STALKS HIS PREY....
A calculating and deadly killer is in search for what he terms as his perfect family. Preying upon single mothers and their innocent children, the police have dubbed him "The Family Man."
HE WATCHES THEM...HE TAKES THEM...
He plays out his role as the perfect father. When things don't go so perfect in his insane fantasy world, the family man kills.
HOLLY JENNINGS IS ON THE CASE....
Crime Scene Investigator Holly Jennings of the San Diego Police Department is determined to track him down and see that justice is served. With Holly being a single mother herself, this man's crimes are deeply personal to her, and turn more so when a friend and her daughter become the latest victims of "The Family Man."
Along with tracking an evil killer, Holly is dealing with her own internal demons. She is raising her daughter Chloe alone after the death of her husband--a death she feels guilty for.
To complicate her life further, Holly is doing her best to avoid possibly falling in love again with charming veterinarian Brendan O'Neil. As Holly delves deeper into solving the murders, she finds herself being sucked into a game of cat and mouse by "The Family Man," that may lead her down a dark path too horrible to bear. One that may cost her gravely-her family, her new found love, and even her life.
I should know better than to start a book like this on a day when I have a million things to do. I was sucked right in and didn't want to put it down. Who needs clean clothes anyway, right? In all seriousness, I thoroughly enjoyed Daddy's Home. It has everything a reader could ask for in a thriller. It has suspense, a really creepy serial killer and a kick-ass cop. There is also a really sweet romance thrown in as well.
I thought Holly was a great character. Holly is a smart, competent and tough cop. She is also raising her daughter alone. Her husband was killed when she was pregnant with Chloe. Not only is she trying to raise her daughter, now she is trying to catch a brutal killer. I also loved Brendan. He was so sweet and a great relief to Holly. I loved that their relationship progressed along easily without a lot of angst.
I don't want to give away too much of the plot. It has some surprises that will keep you guessing. While you do know the name of the killer from the start ( or do you?), there is so much more to discover. I definitely recommend Daddy's Home. I know I'll be looking for more books by this author!
About the author:
Writing under the pen name A.K. Alexander, Michele Scott explores the darker side of storytelling. With her daring, frightening and suspensful novels, A.K. Alexander writes for those readers who like to be thrilled and kept in the dark up until the very end…
You can visit the author’s website at www.michelescott.com.