Women who dye their hair blonde may think twice before heading to the salon after reading Frasier’s (Hush) enthralling thriller about a serial killer who plucks the eyes out of his young blonde victims and grafts rose stems onto their fingers-all in an effort to create the perfect woman. Minneapolis FBI agent Mary Cantrell has a personal interest in the latest string of murders taking place in her hometown. The killer may very well be an old high school classmate named Gavin Hitchcock, who was convicted of raping and murdering her best friend and then released after serving nine years in prison. But when the abductions persist even after Gavin is returned to custody, Mary’s sister, Gillian, a local cop who’s befriended Gavin and believes him to be innocent, goes undercover to trap the real killer. Some vivid autopsy scenes may turn the stomachs of the squeamish, but there’s a lot more to this clever intrigue than graphic police procedures. Indeed, one of Frasier’s many strengths is her ability create characters and relationships that are as compelling as the mystery itself. From the estranged Cantrell sisters and their broad-minded mother to Mary’s handsome partner and the troubled Gavin, Frasier’s well-rounded characters will linger with readers long after the killer is caught.