Review: Fear For Me: A Novel of the Bayou Butcher by Cynthia Eden

She’s the obsession two men share: one wants her love, the other wants her life. A shared passion for justice first brought Baton Rouge district attorney Lauren Chandler and US marshal Anthony Ross together—when each played their part in bringing down the infamous Bayou Butcher. The sparks flying between the two made it clear they weren’t just a legal dream team. Then desire had to make way for duty, and what they had was done. But it would never be over. Five years later, it’s none other than the Butcher who gets things started again, when his shocking jailbreak reunites the lawyer and the lawman…and reignites their love. But this time, the pair is in danger of being permanently parted—by a killer with revenge on his mind, and Lauren on the top of his list. As a new wave of terror sweeps through the streets and swamps of Baton Rouge, one man will pit his boundless passion against another’s relentless hate, for the life of the woman who obsesses them both.

She’s the obsession two men share: one wants her love, the other wants her life.
A shared passion for justice first brought Baton Rouge district attorney Lauren Chandler and US marshal Anthony Ross together—when each played their part in bringing down the infamous Bayou Butcher. The sparks flying between the two made it clear they weren’t just a legal dream team. Then desire had to make way for duty, and what they had was done. But it would never be over.
Five years later, it’s none other than the Butcher who gets things started again, when his shocking jailbreak reunites the lawyer and the lawman…and reignites their love. But this time, the pair is in danger of being permanently parted—by a killer with revenge on his mind, and Lauren on the top of his list. As a new wave of terror sweeps through the streets and swamps of Baton Rouge, one man will pit his boundless passion against another’s relentless hate, for the life of the woman who obsesses them both.

Fear For Me: A Novel of the Bayou Butcher by Cynthia Eden

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“Love could be twisted for some” and “love could be dark and dangerous and perfect for others.” In this dark and twisted tale of a killer called the Bayou Butcher who wields a knife with no remorse we follow the trail of bodies along with some familiar faces from the previous book.
Five years ago ADA Lauren Chandler and US Marshal Anthony put the Bayou Butcher behind bars for life. At the time Anthony also walked away from Lauren after getting scared that their romance was bordering on obsession on his part. When the Butcher escapes from prison Anthony knows just where he is going, back to Baton Rouge to kill those who put him in jail with Lauren at the top of the list. Lauren is now a DA and hasn’t forgiven Anthony for breaking her heart 5 years ago, but when the Butcher’s first kill is someone close to her she knows she needs both his protection and skills to get him back into custody before he wracks up the body count again.

As usual the author shocks us with the gruesomeness of the both the killings and the killer. I’ve also come to expect tons of surprises. Don’t even think you know what’s going on cause a twist will be thrown in and then your back to wondering..

All aspects of this book blended perfectly from the tracking down of the Butcher that includes help from FBI agents Kyle McKenzie and Cadence Hollow (who are the couple in the next book), the romance, and the suspense on who was next on the Butchers list and why they were on that list. I love this series and look forward to the next sick and twisted killer that is sure to be in Scream for Me.

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