Review: The Broken by Shelley Coriell

He took her life, but left her alive. Three years ago, reporter Kate Johnson was the first victim—and only survivor—of the Broadcast Butcher. Scarred both physically and psychologically by the brutal serial killer, Kate lives life on the run, knowing that one day, he will find her and finish what he started. In the pursuit of justice, you sometimes have to step outside the law. Agent Hayden Reed spends his life chasing monsters. The only way to stay sane is to detach, but the second the Broadcast Butcher case crosses his desk, Hayden knows this is the case that might just cost him his soul. To catch this vicious murderer before he strikes again, Hayden must find Kate and earn her trust. For it's her darkest secrets that hold the key to stopping this madman once and for all .

He took her life, but left her alive.
Three years ago, reporter Kate Johnson was the first victim—and only survivor—of the Broadcast Butcher. Scarred both physically and psychologically by the brutal serial killer, Kate lives life on the run, knowing that one day, he will find her and finish what he started.
In the pursuit of justice, you sometimes have to step outside the law.
Agent Hayden Reed spends his life chasing monsters. The only way to stay sane is to detach, but the second the Broadcast Butcher case crosses his desk, Hayden knows this is the case that might just cost him his soul. To catch this vicious murderer before he strikes again, Hayden must find Kate and earn her trust. For it’s her darkest secrets that hold the key to stopping this madman once and for all .

The Broken by Shelley Coriell

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This debut romantic suspense had it all. Right from the start you’re absorbed into the story and the characters. Not only were the main characters interesting but the secondary characters were as well along with some of the quirks the author gave them.

The back story of both main characters was as riveting as their current day story. Their pasts should have broken them but instead made them two very tough individuals who really had no clue that they were missing something in their lives until they met each other. It wasn’t instant love – the author made sure that it was a slow build built around the story line which was trying to find a serial killer whose end goal was to kill the heroine.

During the hunt for the killer the author also leads the readers and her characters to many false conclusions. With the amount of false clues we are given its almost impossible to figure out who the killer is until the author reveals it.

I enjoyed the story and the characters and look forward to the next book in the series.

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