THE PREY by Allison Brennan (Ballantine Books, c2006, ISBN 0-345-48023-6) is the exciting debut book of a new trilogy by this author including THE HUNT and THE KILL (both still on my to-be-read pile at home. Those will be posted soon.)
I imagine these books will be as popular in my library as the series by Mariah Stewart.
In this book, Rowan Smith, a former FBI agent turned author is being terrorized by someone who has taken the fictional deaths from her books and implemented them in real life, one by one. Set in Malibu, this is a fast-paced romantic suspense book that left me breathless.
The first sentence didn't, but I kept reading anyways.
He studied her from afar.