The Halo Effect by M. J. Rose
At the Butterfield Institute Dr. Morgan Snow, one of New York’s top sex therapists, sees everything from the abused to the depraved, from couples grappling with sexual boredom to twisted sociopaths with dark, erotic fetishes.
Cleo Thane is one of those special patients Morgan connects with immediately. A high-priced prostitute, Cleo is desperate to reconcile her successful professional life with her neglected personal one. When she asks Morgan to read her unpublished tell-all book about her exclusive clientele, Morgan realizes that what she has in her hands could be explosive.
Then Cleo Disappears
Detective Noah Jordan is trying to stay one step ahead of a serial killer who has been targeting prostitutes, killing them with ritualistic precision. When a missing person’s report is filed on Cleo Thane, Noah wonders if she, too, has fallen prey to the psycho’s wrath. He approaches Dr. Morgan Snow for insight, but Morgan refuses to breach patient confidentiality. Instead, she begins her own investigation into Cleo’s disappearance and is shocked by how much the intimate sexual details of another woman’s life affect her own. Too late she realizes she’s ventured into dangerous — even deadly — territory.
“…Poignant and riveting… This is for sure one blockbuster you don’t want to miss.” – Rendezvous Reviews
“Believable and hair-raising. THE HALO EFFECT will have you on the edge of your seat from page one” – Katherine Neville, New York Times bestselling author of The Eight
“Characters so real we hear them breathing in our ear… a plot that can only be described as a knockout.” – Caroline Leavitt, author of Girls in Trouble
“I dare you to read the first five pages and not be in its thrall…a compulsive artful page-turner.” – Doug Clegg, author of The Hour Before Dark
“Interesting.. thrilling… like a femme… Jonathan Kellerman.” – Kirkus Reviews
“M.J. Rose is great!” – Janet Evanovich – NYTimes Bestselling Author
“M.J. Rose is great.” – New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich
“MJ Rose writes fearlessly about sex. This is a true erotic thriller. The end will take your breath away.” – Lisa Tucker, author of Shout Down the Moon
“THE HALO EFFECT will keep you spellbound and guessing from the first page to the last.” – Stan Pottinger – NYT Bestselling Author of The Lazt Nazi & The Fourth Procedure
“The Halo Effect is tense, engrossing, and sometimes so real it’s frightening.” – Linda Richards, editor of January Magazine