Takes One to Know One

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“Ms. Isaacs is a witty author, but comedy gives way to terror as Corie’s inevitable confrontation with her dangerous quarry nears. All the foreshadowing and presaging pays off in spades, and the scenes that tie up loose ends are a pleasure to read.”

Tom Nolan, The Wall Street Journal


Takes One to Know One

Corie Geller has plunged into the happy suburban married existence she’d hoped for: whip-smart husband, adorable stepdaughter, loveable rescue dog, free-lance work for a literary agency. It’s all exceedingly pleasant but not exhilarating–especially for an ex-FBI agent who must keep her past job in counterterrorism secret.

Then one Wednesday, at her weekly restaurant lunch with other locals who work from home, Corie’s focus is drawn to one of the regulars. That’s when it hits her: Something’s off with this guy.  Okay, just a hunch, but no way can he be what everyone thinks. As with Corie herself, he has a hidden life.  Or at least that’s what her training and experience are whispering to her—as well as her gut feeling—maybe because it takes one to know one.

Takes One to Know One is the first in the Corie Geller series.