This can’t-put-it-down thrilling suspense from a USA TODAY bestselling author will keep you turning pages well into the night. She’s a single mom just trying to keep it together. Evie Diaz’s husband died three years ago, leaving her to raise their toddler and hold on to the life they built in New York. Though she loves her job as the night manager of a luxury hotel in Manhattan, it isn’t easy making it work, but she’s giving it all she’s got. He’s a hotel driver with a crush he can’t act on. Rune Agnellini is more than a little keen on his boss. Even though he can’t bring himself to do anything about it, he keeps a quiet, watchful eye on Evie just in case. Because things can turn on a dime in the Big Apple. And he’s not the only one who’s noticed her. The regular high-stakes poker game hosted at the hotel brings in all sorts—movie stars, millionaires, and art dealer Kieran Carr who’s not shy about flirting with Evie, even though she’s not sure romance is in the cards for her. Then disaster strikes. When a poker game goes south, all the evidence points to Evie as the culprit and killers come for her, ready to do whatever it takes to get what’s theirs. She’s forced to run and trust two men she barely knows with her life—and the lives of those she loves. Working together can they outsmart the killers in a frantic twelve-hour race around the city, and expose the true culprit before Evie pays the ultimate price for a game she never intended to play? If you enjoy can’t-put-it-down suspense, smart, determined heroines and will-they-won’t-they romance, you’ll love this stand-alone romantic suspense thrill-ride, the first in The Criminal Collection.