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If you are looking for a good suspense then this will work for you but if you are looking #For Romance Then You Should #romance then you should give this a miss Originally posted at s no se Running from him hasn t helped he always finds her Here she s home in familiar territory and she has friends If she s going to fight back this is the best place It s not safe but it s bestMary Burton is an established author This is her thirteenth book I ve read her work before and was glad to get the opport I checked out the Texas Rangers series 3 books and read them on my vacation Although the books stand alone they do have characters from the previous books in them I liked each of the books and the series When you miss a series it s nice to be able to Kings of Paradise (Ash and Sand uickly read the books as a set with no gaps of timeEach of the three books was good As always in a Mary Burton novel the suspensemystery takes center stage and the romance is a secondaryminor plot For me this is how I like my romantic suspense I liked the plot and the characters in all three of the books 25 starsThis one follows the Mary Burton formula a little too closely It reminded me of The Shark on many levels and the identity of the bad guy was easy to figure out The twist at the end helped liven the plotp a bit but by then I was ready for the story to be over In general I thought that the h took too many risks Most of her actions were TSTL and I Let me tell you a little story about this book I accidentally reuested to get
An ARC I Thought ARC I thought #The Author Was A Different Author Whom I Have Read #author was a different author whom I have read enjoyed before and I jumped out of my chair in joy at thinking she had a new book After I realized that I was mistaken about who the author was I ended Brothers up not caring too much because the story still sounded really fantastic Oh how I was wrong Despite having an excellent cover and an astounding synopsis this book was just a mess I bring you bullet points Predictable plot is predictable By the second or third time we have the killer introduced into a scene I knew who it was It was so painfully obvious that it waswell painful Also by about the halfway point I had figured out what the twist was and by 70% I knew who the twist would revolve around I don t know whether to credit my obsession with the TV show Criminal Minds for this or maybe the plot was just that obvious andnimaginative. IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SUCCEEDIt’s been seven years since the Seattle Strangler terrorized the city His victims were all young pretty their lifeless bodies found wrapped in a home sewn white dress But there was one who miraculously escaped death just befo. Stubborn heroine who insists on protecting herself but seems to be incapable of doing so Every time we talked to Lara she was insisting that she could take care of herself but them proceeds to do completely idiotic things that seem to suggest otherwise For example going to a recent crime scene when it is nearly dark outsideby yourselfwith just a cameraand a shotgun that she left in a locked car I mean what good is a shotgun going to do you if it s locked in your car 20 yards away I m pretty sure an assailant isn t going to allow you to run 20 yards to the car nlock the car get the shotgun load the shotgun and then shoot him She has a darkroom and leaves it nlocked while she is in there with her back to the door and in the dark And then she ignores her dog when he starts barking at something from outside Gee that sounds smart And don t get your hopes p that the other female characters are any smarter they aren t One notable moment is when one girl gets a flat tire on an abandoned road at night without cell phone service #hasn t seen another sign of human life in at least a half hour but is #t seen another sign of human life in at least a half hour but is so grateful at the person who has been following her the whole time for offering his help I sincerely hope that there are not that many stupid women in the world Cops who are either oblivious or inept Anyone who has watched Law Order knows that when a person is attacked most of the time the attacker is someone they know Yet these cops mostly seem to sit around wondering which nknown stranger it could be without even bothering to look at people close to Lara Their which nknown stranger it could be without even bothering to look at people close to Lara Their is well it s a serial killer so he probably doesn t know the victims That doesn t hold water either Criminal Minds has taught me that serial killers have their distinct signatures because the actions satisfy some need or fantasy they have If a serial killer does not rape his victims and then suddenly a similar crime appears with a rape it s not the same #guy If a serial killer is going after prostitutes and homeless #If a serial killer is going after prostitutes and homeless and suddenly it s a young blonde college student who was a big risk then it s not the same guy But all of this is overlooked too despite the claim that a FBI profiler was advising them Really He must be inept too Lame romance It was very cliche for the head cop to fall for Lara And I just didn t feel it I knew that they had feeli. Re the Strangler disappearedKILLLara Church has only hazy memories of her long ago attack What she does have is a home in Austin a job and a chance at a normal life at last Then Texas Ranger James Beck arrives on her doorstep with shattering news The Strangl.
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Ngs for each other because the author told me they did but that s the only reason Their actual actions and words didn t lead me to that conclusion at all Then they decide to have sex after the most traumatic and violent scene in the whole book What Nearly getting killed is an aphrodisiac for Lara Yeah that was weird and made me feel like I needed a shower with
bleach Oh and let s throw in another cliche simultaneous orgasms Has this honestly ever happened to anyone in realOh and let s throw in another cliche simultaneous orgasms Has this honestly ever happened to anyone in real It s never happened to me The sex scene made me laugh though In one paragraph Lara removed his pants and then on the next page she was ndoing the button on his pantswhen #DID HE PUT THEM BACK ON #he put them back on Name a cliche any cliche Any cliche you can think of for a murder mysterysuspensethriller and this book probably had it Surviving victim becomes the obsession of the killer Obsessed cop who couldn t let this case go and is now sticking his nose into the current case Lead cop falling for the poor surviving victim Female characters with no sense of self preservation The miraculous ah ha moment that answers all of the The New Competition uestions surrounding the case just pages before the end The police miraculously bursting in the door just in time to save the poor female victim with a few well placed bullets that never miss I could name but I think you get the idea Suspense Where This was supposedly a suspense novel but I never once felt that rush in my veins that suspense novelssually give me Mostly I just got bored I started #mentally counting cliches in my head and coming p with a scorecard for #counting cliches in my head and coming p with a scorecard for well I predicted the book s plot There was no suspense I knew exactly what would happen chapters before it actually happenedSo there we have it If you want to read a serial killer novel that is exactly like thousands of other serial killer novels then this is a book for you If you ve never read a serial killer novel then this is perfect since you won t have a clue about how cliche it is But otherwise give this one a pass Mini Habits for Weight Loss: Stop Dieting. Form New Habits. Change Your Lifestyle Without Suffering. unless you re suffering from insomniabecause then it might help I received an ARC copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Thank you Kensington books This review is based on anncorrected ARC of this book certain things may differ from the final copyThis and other reviews at Stefani s World of Words. Er is back And this time he’s in AustinAND KILL AGAINHe’s always craved her even as he killed the others For so long he’s been waiting to Children of the New World unleash the beast within And this time he’ll prove he holds her life in his hands right before he ends it foreve.