At sixteen years old, Charlie Stone happened to be on the Outer Banks of North Carolina spending the night with her best friend, Holly, on the evening that a serial killer savagely murdered Holly and her family. As fate would have it, Charlie managed to hide from the madman and later escape. Time passed, and eventually the so-called Boardwalk Killer stopped his spree and faded from the news, leaving a slew of unsolved cases in his wake.
Fast forward to the present. Charlie has grown up to become Dr. Charlotte Stone, a revered expert on criminal behavior. She is also harboring a secret - she has the ability to see and communicate with the spirits of people who have died sudden, violent deaths. For her entire life she has lived with the fear that the Boardwalk Killer will track her down, since she is the only living witness to his crimes. And now, many years later, he may have come out of the woodwork to strike again. Another family has been murdered on the Outer Banks, and Charlie has been recruited by the FBI to help find the killer. She must force herself to face her worst fears and help find this brutal murderer before anyone else dies. At the same time, she must deal with her growing crush on a handsome FBI agent while she fights some very inappropriate feelings for the ghost of an extremely sexy prisoner whose murder she witnessed.
If you like eeriness, suspense, thrills, ghosts, romance and a little bit of humor all in one book, then this is the novel for you! The LastVictim is a true page-turner, and the first in a series starring Charlie Stone. Two more supernatural thrillers that offer a little romance are The Séance by Heather Graham and Double Cross by Carolyn Crane.