Terror has forever changed the life of psychiatrist Tess Ciccotelli. Someone is tormenting her patients, pushing them to commit suicide, and setting her up to take the blame. But Tess can't break her oath to protect her patients' privacy at all costs. Even when detective Aidan Reagan demands a list of everyone she's treating. Even when the mounting danger threatens Tess herself.
Aidan doesn't like anyone who stalls his cases. Still, he can't help but admire Tess's fierce loyalty to her patients, especially when it becomes clear that a nameless, facelss enemy is set on destroying her career, her family , and finally, Tess herself. As Aidan's heart softens, the killer's will hardens, and one thing becomes clear - the noose is tightening around Tess's neck.
In My Own Words:
There is someone terrorizing Tess' patients, enough to kill themselves. Tess can't help but blame herself, especially when the body count starts to rise and she seems to be two steps behind the killer. Feeling alone and isolated, seems to be what the killer wants, and knowing that she is persona non grata at the police station due to a case she had worked on, she wasn't sure she would get any help or protection from them.
Aidan is a cop, first and foremost, and while he doesn't want to like Tess because of the case where she let a killer "live it up" in a psych ward instead of death row, he can't help but admire how she stands up for what she believes. It soon becomes clear that the killer wants not only to destroy Tess' clients, but they won't stop until she has nothing left. What they don't have is time, what they need....is more time. Will they put all of the clues together before time runs out?
I have come to rely on Karen Rose to deliver nasty villains, and twisted plots and I was not disappointed here. I thought I had the killer figured out a few times and I didn't find out until it was revealed in the book, and I was horrified. There was a wonderful mixture of romance, thriller and terror in You Can't Hide. We meet new characters that I am hoping will be getting their own books down the line, Vito, Tess' brother for one, Murphy, Aidan's partner for another. I had a hard time putting this book down and when the killer was revealed, I had so many mixed emotions. Can't wait to see what is in store for me next.