Mira, Nov 2001, 6.50, 384 pp.
Popular mystery writer Caitlin Bennett enjoys her life except for the nasty notes from a so-called fan. Caitlin initially writes them off as nothing to fear as some nut is upset with something C.D. Bennett did in a novel. As the letters keep coming and the tone turns angrier, Caitlin begins to worry that perhaps she has a danger stalker after her. After meeting with her publisher, an unknown assailant shoves Caitlin into ongoing traffic. Only perhaps the lack of speed on Manhattan's streets saves her life though she is injured.
Her publisher arranges for his stepbrother Connor “Mac” McKee to provide personal protection of his client. Mac moves into Caitlin's home, but soon learns how dangerous her stalker-fan is when corpses with an eerie resemblance to Caitlin surface. Only her now cherished Mac may keep his precious safe, but she doubts even he can do this from a deadly serial killer targeting her as the final bulls-eye.
SNOWFALL is a thrilling romantic suspense novel that keeps chills sufcing on the reader's body even with the heat emanating from the lead couple sharing her apartment. The story line is terse as the culprit moves closer to the prey and Caitlin and Mac fall in love. The starring protagonists obtain reader empathy especially when Mac feels helpless and Caitlin feels doomed. Sharon Sala furbishes a winning tale because the duo is a delightfully realistic combo with an authentic threat hanging over their heads.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner