by Debra Webb

August 2008
ISBN: 978-0-312-94224-3
Reviewer Graphic Button St. Martin`s Press
Mass Market Paperback

Carson Tanner might finally have closure to his familyís murder after fifteen years. He was the only surviving member and only because he was out that night drinking. He is still mourning the lost of their lives and the hateful last words he said to his mother.

Having a drink after work with his friend and co-worker Keller Luttrell, Carson was not thrilled to be there. Keller kept trying to match him up for the night with someone there, even though it was his birthday he wasnít looking for anyone.

In walks Annette Baxter, who rocks Carsonís world in more ways than one. Annette knows secrets about almost every powerful man in Birmingham. She helps keep those secrets in the dark and now it seems someone is starting to bring them to light.

Annette also knows more about who killed Carsonís family than he realizes. Someone is out to destroy her and it seems they might want to take Carson down with her. Annette is a no nonsense woman, she knows what she wants and goes after it, even if it might not be good for her.

Carson isnít quite sure what to make of Annette. Oh he knows he is definitely attracted to her and he has a hard time staying focused on the matter at hand when she is in the room. Of course, Annette doesnít play fair either; she has a few tricks up her sleeve.

Trouble seems to find the two of them no matter where they are. The people Carson trust with his life might not be that trustworthy, but he isnít sure who to believe; Annette, who has secrets of her own, the confessed killer of his family, or his friends and mentors since the awful night. With no one it seems that Carson can confide in his only hope is Annette, but how much can he trust her?

Deborah Webb has once again given us a story that is full of twists and turns, with unsuspecting events that will leave you turning the pages to find out what happens next. Just when you think you know who the person is behind the murders and the events something is thrown in to make you reconsider who it is.

The characters in the story are there for a reason, there is no character that doesnít need to be in the story. Each and everyone one of them has a place in the story either fifteen years ago or the present. Some of them will definitely throw in a few surprises of their own. We even get to see a few characters from her previous story, Nameless.

If you enjoy romantic suspense then donít miss Faceless by Debra Webb, you will not be disappointed. You might want to also pick up Traceless and Nameless. I canít wait for her next story, Find Me, which doesnít release until 2009.

Reviewed in July 2008 by Pam.

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