Torn and Frayed by Rodd Clark
If you are looking for an intelligent, gripping thriller then you have just found it.
This is the second book in the series and a fantastic follow up.
Gabriel Church is a serial killer with a story to tell, in the first book he meets Christian Maxwell who is an author who wants to write the story.
The two men form a relationship while working on the book but sadly it is one that has a short life.
Gabriel believes himself to be a killer who is led to his victims by some sort of divine guidance.
Everyone he kills is surrounded by a white light that only he can see, that is until the woman that he and Christian let in to their lives.
Sadly she had to go before she revealed his secret and it was this murder that brought him to the decision to leave Christian for his own safety.
This brings us nicely in to the second book where we find Gabriel on the road, having sex with random people and killing others on his lonely travels.
He is missing his author but knows it is safer to stay away.
It didn't stop him from wondering if Christian missed him though......
Christian was living the best he could on his own. His thoughts were often filled with wondering where Gabriel was.
He hadn't been with anyone since he left, he didn't want to for one and also he was living in fear that the police would come knocking any day and arrest him for Shea's murder.
All he wanted was to be wrapped up in Gabe's arms again.
When both calls happened on the same day, the one from the police and finally one from Gabriel, he didn't know if he was coming or going.
The one thing he knew he wanted though was to see Gabriel again. When the men finally meet again the draw between them is as potent as ever and they fall back in to their old routine of talking the night away interspersed with hot, passionate sex.
Will they finally get to be in each others lives without fear of discovery or will Gabriel meet the gruesome end he has always known he would.
I really want this series to have a HEA as I have come to love both of the men which is really odd as one is a serial killer.
I think it is the way the character is so brilliantly written that you feel that this was his only real choice in life.
I can't wait for book 3 but am really worried that i wont get the ending I want.
Such a well thought out story with a plot line that will keep you hooked and wanting more.
5 out of 5 stars.