I came across the fact that Gwen is also Faith Hunter, I had to try, as I love the Faith a Hunter novels.
No disappointment, great story, a terrific gutsy, confused , real main female main character. We are in a small town where our heroine Rhea, is a doctor coming home after a break up. She starts to work in the small town hospital. Thereafter follows horrible torture cases, one of which is her childhood best friend, so Rhea starts out to both help her medically, and to investigate who is responsible. She has to take on the hospital as her friends husband, a senior doctor, has taken his wife home and is trying to keep her from seeing her, an old school friend who is now police chief is an interesting character, as they work together on dreaming with these ghastly crimes, while dancing round their own mixed feelings for each other.
Good story, good characters, I'm reading book 2 now, so I highly recommend it's.