Beth Andrews is a police homicide
detective on the hunt for a killer -- a Jack-the-Ripper type
killer who does more than just murder his victims. When she
has the chance to become the primary on the case, Beth jumps
at it, but even with the faith of her commanding officer,
the odds are against Beth. To top it off, she has been told
she has to work with a psychologist. Men really are not on
Beth’s top list after a few bad experiences, both as a child
and as an adult.
Sam Jordan is not your typical criminal
mind shrink. He is sexy, old fashioned, and he’s a
vampire. Sam is attracted to Beth from the beginning, but
they get off to a bad start. Once Sam discovers the truth
about the madman they are tracking, Sam is even more worried
about Beth and determined to protect her.
Beth knows the killer not only knows
who she is, but that he will come for her sooner or later.
Trying to hide it from the department becomes harder when
she opens up to Sam. If only she was not so attracted to
him. A moment of passion shows Beth that Sam is more than
normal. Beth discovers that not only do vampires exist, but
they can also love. Now the next worry: her “Jack” is also
a vampire and not a nice one. Beth is determined to get her
killer, Sam is determined to keep Beth safe, and both are
falling hard for the other. When the final showdown
happens, will Beth or Sam prevail? Or will they both?
Trust the Night took the legend of
Jack-the-Ripper into another angle. Beth is a cop hard on
the trail of a killer. Sam was changed against his will,
but he found a middle ground that makes him happy. Beth and
Sam come together over murder, but they stay together
because of love and understanding. I have to admit that it
was nice to have a vampire who was not centuries old but
just a bit older than you would expect. I ached for Beth
every time she had to search within herself to find the
answers she needed to go on. While I liked the final twist
Trust the Night had, I was a bit put off by
one decision Beth made. I had just come to expect more from
her. That being said, I truly believe that paranormal
lovers will appreciate a different angle on the Mad Jack
story and a much different vampire profile. I did.