Falling by Christopher Pike
With Christopher Pike’s trademark intense readability, Falling is the tasty, tasty junk food in the world of literary buffets. And, like junk food, it feels so good to devour it, you just don’t want to stop, until you finally finish at 2am and realize that it probably wasn’t worth it. But you’re going to do it again next time peanut butter cups are on sale.
What was with Amy? Pike spends the whole novel implying that a truly terrifying empty evil resides within her (another Pike trademark), but by the end the only thing that has actually been said is that she’s a golddigger.
Kelly Feinman: Once a brilliant FBI profiler and field agent, Kelly went rogue on her last case, hunting the serial killer known as the Acid Man. Now, still recovering from the madman’s brutal assault, regarded by her fellow agents as a weak link, Kelly struggles to find her footing on a new case: the kidnapping of an infant, Jimmy Techer. Making matters worse, Kelly’s husband has taken their daughter and left. Kelly fears she cannot even trust her own instincts.
Matt Connor: Deeply in love with his girlfriend, Matt is devastated when Amy leaves him for another man. He plots a diabolical revenge that begins with his apparent death. By the time Matt is through, Amy – Jimmy’s mother – will know the intensity of Matt’s pain, because it will have become her own. And Matt … Matt will pass through the fires of hell and, in the eyes of baby Jimmy, will recover his soul.
Matt Connor is a kidnapper. Kelly Feinman is the agent on his trail. They should be enemies. Instead, they become friends, and together, they help each other become whole.