In Homicide Detective Beth Andrew’s eyes, murder is the ultimate abuse. When “Mad Jack” begins slaughtering the women of Oklahoma City, Beth will stop at nothing to bring him to justice, even if it costs her life.
The sexy criminal psychologist she’s been paired with is a distraction she doesn’t need, but he’s getting under her skin in more ways than one. Sam Jordan is two things Beth doesn’t trust: a shrink and a man. But Sam knows Beth needs his help more than she realizes, because like the killer they hunt, Sam is a vampire.
Revealing his vampirism could destroy Beth’s fragile trust—and make her the killer’s nextvictim.
The Ripper pursed his mouth in a pout, grotesque with all that blood around it.
"Both of you do me a grave dishonor. I have no intention of harming either of you, for the time being. As for the city, I enjoy our little game of bait and chase too much to leave. No, I believe I will draw out the sport a while longer."
Hatred flared at his insolence. Beth's trigger finger twitched. "How can I make this clear to you, Stephen, or whoever you are? I have the gun pointed right at your rotten, evil heart. All I have to do is fire."
Sam moved in front of her.
"I told you, get out of the way! This is a job for a trained professional." This is a job for Superman, her mind supplied.
"Not the time for lectures, sweetheart. Trust me. I know what I'm doing."
"It isn't your place. I'll handle this."
The Ripper shook his head, making a clucking sound with his tongue. "Do not begin a lover's quarrel on my account. Let me solve your dilemma. I will simply take my leave."
Beth's eyes widened as the madman jumped straight up to land on the warehouse roof. No human had the strength to make a leap like that, to defy gravity to such an extent. Then what was the Ripper if he wasn't human?
Too late, she fired her gun at his retreating back. The Ripper disappeared, as if he'd gone up in smoke. She kept firing, the shots thundering in her ears, the acrid smell of gunpowder burning her nose, until the pistol was spent.
Sam reached out to take the gun from her hand, then pulled her into his arms, holding her, sharing his warmth.
She pushed out of his embrace. "Don't touch me. Damn it, you didn’t do what I said."
Truly Great Suspence.
Trust the Night...truly great suspense...culminating in a fiery ending. ...changing the madman into a vampire killer was nothing short of genius...
...Two primary characters...almost leap off the page and scream "I'm real"... Both...have a great deal of baggage...which adds great depth and angst to the story. Their physical relationship, while blistering hot and intense, is never gratuitous or overdone... Trust the Night is a very well written and plotted paranormal romantic suspense.
Mystic Nymph at www.literarynymphsreviewsonly.
An Exceptional Spine-tingling story
...An exceptional spine-tingling story. Ms. Saint John does an outstanding job creating the characters, as well as a blood-chilling plot. ...the tension and romance between Elizabeth and Sam is spicy enough to fog your glasses. All in all ...one sensational read.
Rating: 4 Cups
Wateena, Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance
Classic Good vs. Evil
...The Ripper is the classic evil character we all love to hate. Sam is a definite throw back to when...men were gentlemen...a time of classic black and white movies and romance. Beth is a smart woman...stubborn and determined to have her own way. ...I thoroughly enjoyed this story... if you like good suspense, fun characters, a classic good verses evil battle, and vampires, you will like Trust the Night.
Rating: 4 Stars
Stevie B., Reviewer for Manic Readers