Terror stalks a small Virginia town.
FBI rising star, criminal profiler Evelyn Baine, knows how to think like a serial killer. But she's never chased anyone like the Bakersville Burier, who hunts young women and displays them, half-buried, deep in the woods. As the body count climbs, Evelyn's relentless pursuit of the killer puts her career - and her life - at risk. And the evil lurking in the Burier's mind may be more than even she can unravel.
Terror is closer than she thinks.
The Bakersville Burier knows he's got an FBI profiler on his trail. He knows who she is and where to find her. And he's biding his time, because he's planned a special punishment for Evelyn. She may have tracked other killers, but he vows to make this her last chase. This time it's her turn to be hunted!
Sometimes the past can haunt you...
Eighteen years ago, FBI profiler Evelyn Baine s best friend, Cassie Byers, disappeared, the third in a series of unsolved abductions. Only a macabre nursery rhyme was left at the scene, a nursery rhyme that claimed Evelyn was also an intended victim. Now, after all these years of silence, another girl has gone missing in South Carolina, and the Nursery Rhyme Killer is taking credit. But is Cassie's abductor really back, or is there a copycat at work?
Sometimes the past is best forgotten...
Evelyn has waited eighteen years for a chance to investigate, but when she returns to Rose Bay, she finds a dark side to the seemingly idyllic town. As the place erupts in violence and the kidnapper strikes again, Evelyn knows this is her last chance. If she doesn t figure out what happened to Cassie eighteen years ago, it may be Evelyn s turn to vanish without a trace.
Danger is all around her…
What should have been a routine investigation for FBI profiler Evelyn Baine turns ominous when she's kidnapped by a dangerous cult of survivalists. As her worst nightmares become a reality, she begins to question what she's seeing. Because the longer she's inside their compound, the more she realizes this group is not what it seems to be.
The next terrorist threat is right beside her…
As the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team closes in, Evelyn suspects she's stumbled onto an emerging terrorist threat—and a cult leader who has a score to settle with the FBI. If Hostage Rescue breaches the compound, Evelyn's dead for sure. If they don't, the cult may unleash a surprise attack that could leave the whole country shattered.
Love and vengeance
FBI profiler Evelyn Baine and fellow agent Kyle McKenzie are—secretly—on vacation together, visiting an island off the coast of Georgia. Evelyn has recently solved a notorious cold case, so she considers their holiday a reward of sorts. More than that, it's a cautious acknowledgment of her growing feelings for Kyle.
One day a body washes up on the beach, a body that's been disfigured. The killer has carved the word "pervert" into the victim's stomach. A second murder, with the victim labeled a "killer" appears soon after. The police don't agree when Evelyn tells them the murders look like the work of a vigilante trying to avenge…something.
Evelyn and Kyle find their own lives at risk as they move closer to the truth.
If you're reading this, I'm already dead…
That's the note seventeen-year-old Haley Cooke leaves behind when she disappears from inside her high school. FBI profiler Evelyn Baine is called in to figure out who had reason to hurt her. On the surface, the popular cheerleader has no enemies, but as Evelyn digs deeper, she discovers that everyone close to Haley has something to hide. Everyone from estranged parents, to an older boyfriend with questionable connections, to a best friend who envies Haley's life.
Secrets can be deadly…
One of those secrets may have gotten Haley killed. If she's still alive, Evelyn knows that the more the investigation ramps up, the more pressure they could be putting on Haley's kidnapper to make her disappear for good. It's also possible the teenager isn't in danger at all, but has skillfully manipulated everyone and staged her own disappearance. Only one thing is certain: uncovering Haley's fate could be dangerous—even deadly—to Evelyn herself.
These books were so great to read! I loved reading about Evelyn and her cases! There was a lot going on, and yeah, these were just fantastic reads! I kinda wish that I'd started them sooner, but also not, because Stalked was only most recently added to NetGalley!
I've read other books that have featured the BAU, like the Sophie Anderson series by P.T. Martin. But this series more reminded me of the Sam Owens series by J.T. Ellison-both Sam and Evelyn have been through pretty traumatic events, and they used that to move forward. Yeah.
Loved the mysteries in these books! Vanished was the most personal, but all of these had pretty high stakes! Going from Seized to Stalked, was pretty great, because it went from a cult/terrorist group to a missing teen. And while things weren't what they seemed, yeah, it made things more contained!
Things worked out pretty well in most of these books! Of course, there were a few losses, like the injury Mac got that took him out of the HRT. But all in all, there were wins, and Evelyn opened up more and relaxed just a tad! Loved that journey!
These book were really fantastic! Elizabeth Heiter is a fantastic author!
Author: Elizabeth Heiter
Series: The Profiler #1, 2, 2.5, 3, 4
Read: November 8th, 9th, 10th, 10th, 11th, 2016
Source: NetGalley, Free
Reason Why: Sounded really good and they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Books!
Publisher: Harlequin Mira, harlequin.com
Published: December 31st 2013, December 30th 2014, January 22nd 2016, December 29th 2015
Expected Publication: December 27th 2016