Every Move You Make
Signet, Mar 2008, $6.99
In Kansas City, Annalise “Dollmaker” Blakely continues to make the two dolls a year that her mother started thirty years ago with the first “Annalise” doll to honor her daughter’s birth. Since her beloved mom recently died, Annalise struggles 24/7 to keep her mom’s business from going bankrupt. Worse her estranged dad wants back in now that her mom is dead; she does not trust the man who sired her to do anything but siphon funds for his personal use.
Meanwhile her best friend, PR guru Danika wants to date homicide detective Tyler King. Instead Tyler prefers courting Annalise. However, their attraction is put on hold when a serial killer begins strangling women to death before turning them into looking like an Annalise doll. She is the prime suspect even as the killer gloats that he/she is the Real Dollmaker.
This is an enjoyable serial killer romance starring two likable protagonists and a stereotypical psychopath. The story line is fast-paced with the relationship between the sleuth and the doll maker cleverly designed so that he has some niggling doubts as to whether she is the killer. Fans will enjoy Carla Cassidy’s latest romantic suspense thriller as Annalise and Tyler make a fine couple