Niol has been a mysterious character so far. We've received hints here and there about his past, but nothing really definitive and I've been looking forward to reading his story. Eden does not disappoint. Niol is dangerous and feared; yet, he cannot help wanting Holly and, more importantly, wanting to please her. He fights their relationship every step of the way, afraid of what he could become if she's hurt or killed. He's not your typical hero and he will never be "nice", but that's what I like best about him. Holly is stubborn and refuses to give up on following the story, catching the killer or on Niol. She sees him for what he really is and loves him for that. I really enjoyed this book and will definitely read Eden's other series.