Fans of Lisa Jackson, Lucinda Berry, and Kendra Elliot won’t want to miss the New York Times bestselling author’s suspenseful story of a small town with more secrets than residents, and a woman searching for the truth about a long-ago night…as killer prepares to silence her forever.
Teenager Lia Porter shouldn’t have been anywhere near the railroad bridge that night. Sneaking home after a party in the fields outside Pike, Wisconsin, she glimpsed a woman in a leather jacket, running in terror. Lia puts the incident from her mind—until a body is found near the same spot fifteen years later, wearing the same jacket. The police rule it a suicide. Lia knows different. The woman she saw was trying to save her own life, not end it. But whatever she was fleeing from found her first . . .
The stranger who arrives at Lia’s store shares her suspicions. Hollywood stunt driver Kaden Vaughn has come home to Wisconsin to learn the truth about what happened to his brother’s fiancée years ago. The leather jacket, the timing—he believes the dead woman is Vanna, and that Lia may be the only person who can help. Together they retrace Vanna’s steps, but the more they dig, the darker the secrets become.
The killer is still out there, stalking the streets of Pike again, willing to do whatever is necessary to keep the truth locked in mystery. One by one, all those who know something about that night must be silenced, until there is no one left to tell . . .
“A fast-paced tale of a small Wisconsin town with dark secrets.” – Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Alexandra Ivy is the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of romantic suspense, paranormal and erotic romance. She has also written Regency historicals under the name Deborah Raleigh. A five-time RT Book Award Finalist, Ivy has received much acclaim for her Guardians of Eternity, ARES Security, Immortal Rogues and Sentinels series. She lives with her family in Missouri and can be found online AlexandraIvy.com.
Praise for Desperate Acts
“For the tense fourth Pike, Wisconsin romantic suspense novel (after Unstable), Ivy spins a fast-paced tale of a small Wisconsin town with dark secrets and the unlikely couple determined to learn the truth…Ivy gives the mystery some exciting twists as Lia and Kaden learn to their peril that appearances can be deceiving. This smart, sexy thriller is sure to pique series fans.” —Publishers Weekly
Praise for Alexandra Ivy
"Ivy's clever foreshadowing keeps the tension high throughout this fast-moving tale, and the romance sizzles." —Publishers Weeklyon Pretend You’re Safe
“Pretend You’re Safe is a pulse-raising romantic thriller. The romance sizzles, the vivid characters are engaging from page one and readers will be frantically awaiting their rescue as the drama reaches its climax.” —BookPage
“Ominous, grisly.” —Bustleon Pretend You’re Safe
"Alexandra Ivy gives readers a nice balance of romance and suspense in her fast-paced, well-plotted novel." —Kat Martin, New York Times bestselling author on Pretend You’re Safe
“Will grab you by the throat and not let you go…an emotional, pulse racing ride.” —Fresh Fictionon The Intended Victim “Author Alexandra Ivy offers her readers a fascinating mystery…and a read that will take —Fresh Fictionon Faceless “The twists and turns that Alexandra Ivy puts us through is what this story is really all about….this book is just another to put on your TBR shelf by Ivy that does not disappoint.” —Books N Kisses on Faceless “Faceless is a Pandora’s box of murder and betrayal, vengeance, secrets and lies; family, relationships, infidelity and trust…The premise is intriguing and captivating; the characters are energetic and colorful; the romance is passionate.” —The Reading Cafeon Faceless