Heartbreaker by Julie Garwood (2000)
Father Tommy Madden is counting the minutes until he can leave the sweltering confessional. Before he can escape, a cocky serial killer enters the confessional and brags about a murder he’s already committed and the one he plans to commit next. His intended victim? Tommy’s sister Laurant.
FBI agent Nick Buchanan swoops into action after a frantic call from his best friend Tommy. After Laurant refuses to hide, Nick and a team of FBI agents set a trap for the killer in Holy Oaks, Iowa. And that’s when the fun begins.
Garwood’s first foray into contemporary fiction proves successful. This engrossing thriller keeps you guessing about the killer’s identity, while you’re also laughing at the dynamics of Nick and Laurant’s growing relationship.