A year ago, my dream had seemed impossible. But I, Merri Walters, had used my lipreading skill to bring down criminals and had scored a job with Metro Police. Earning my detective’s badge took guts and nerve, which I had plenty of. Now a serial killer was on the loose, targeting beautiful, wannabe country stars, and I was lead on the hottest case in town. To complicate matters, the man I lusted after was now my boss, and his overprotectiveness was cramping my style. Still, no one could have predicted that I’d become the killer’s next target—or that my supposed weakness would be the weapon I needed to survive.