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New Release and Review for Pretty Little Killers by Rita Herron

The predators become prey in a breathless novel of revenge from a USA Today bestselling author.
Still haunted by his wife’s murder—and stained by the blood of avenging it—FBI special agent Hatcher McGee can’t believe he’s being teamed up with rookie agent Korine Davenport. She is his most guilty secret—the one-night stand who almost cost him everything.
Korine has her own demons. As a child, she witnessed her father’s murder, and she’s spent her life waiting for the killer’s return. She and Hatcher are both looking for closure, but the disturbing case that draws them together could be their last.
When the mutilated body of a corrupt Savannah judge surfaces, Hatcher and Korine find themselves on the trail of a vigilante who is showing no mercy. Not for the predators who’ve gone free. And not for anyone who gets in the way.
As the body count rises, and as Hatcher’s and Korine’s own pasts unfold, they must risk their lives tracking a killer they’ve come to understand all too well. After all, the ends justify the means.

Pretty Little Killers by Rita Herron
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jam-packed suspense with multiple plot threads full of serial killers, rapist, child molesters and the victims. The cherry on top of that is there is a vigilante killer brutally killing the sickos..

The two FBI agents leading the search have emotionally scarring pasts both separately and together. They try to keep their pasts out of the investigation but that turns out to be impossible.

FBI Agent Hatcher McGee wife was murdered by serial killers the Skull. He was separated from her at the time, heading for divorce, but the guilt eats at him that he wasn’t there in time to save her or his partner Wyatt Camden from getting serious injured.

FBI rookie Korine Davenport witnessed her father’s death when she was just 5. Since then she has always wanted to catch the person that killed him. She went into law enforcement eventually applying for the FBI. One of her instructors was Hatcher and one night of passion between them left tons of emotional scars for different reasons for each of them. Since their boss doesn’t know about their history he thinks nothing of teaming them together to try and find the vigilante killer which makes for a very uncomfortable partnership between them.

Along with the personal issues of Hatcher and Korine and their search for a killer, there is also the group of women who call themselves The Keepers. These are women in predominant professions who want justice for women who were victims of heinous crimes. Question is are they the ones killing or is there someone else exacting revenge. Also in the midst of the madness is the hunt for a serial rapist. His victims also play a part through the book.

There was a lot going on in this book from the first page to the last that concludes with a shocking revelation. I am curious as to where this series will go with future books. Cant wait to see what the next one is about.

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New Release and Review for A Cold Day in Hell by Lissa Marie Redmond

Lauren Riley is an accomplished detective who has always been on the opposite side of the courtroom from her nemesis, slick defense attorney Frank Violanti. But now he’s begging to hire her as a private investigator to help clear his client of murder. At first Lauren refuses, wanting nothing to do with the media circus surrounding that case—until she meets the eighteen-year-old suspect.
To keep an innocent teen from life in prison, Lauren must unravel the conflicting evidence and changing stories to get at the buried facts. But the more she digs, the more she discovers that nothing is what it first appears to be. As Lauren puts her career and life in danger, doubt starts to lurk on every corner . . . and so does her stalker.

A Cold Day in Hell by Lissa Marie Redmond
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is both a police procedural and legal drama. There are two main cases taking part throughout the book. The main one is about an 18 year old accused of murdering the wife of a rich mogul and the secondary one is a cold case that involved the death of a 22 year old Latina single mother of two.

The principal character is Lauren Riley who is a Cold Case Homicide detective. She is involved in both cases in different ways. For the murder case she is hired by her nemesis defense lawyer Frank Violanti as a private investigator. The accused is his godson and he knows Lauren is the perfect person to have on his side to hunt down the truth and get evidence. The second case she works with her Cold Case partner Shane Reese.

The police procedural part and all the courtroom scenes were tight and you could defiantly tell the author worked in law enforcement.

Lauren’s personal life is where I struggled. She is a great detective. Worked her way up and established herself in a man’s world all while raising her two daughters. Now that they are both in college she is struggling a bit with empty nest syndrome.. I found it hard to believe the things she put up in her relationships with men. Not going to go into detail but its some messed up stuff.

There is also plenty of dry humor mixed around the drama police investigations and courtroom scenes which is definitely needed with some of the subject matter. With a shocking ending there is definitely more story to be told and I look forward to reading more from this author.

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New Release and Review for Edge of Darkness by Karen Rose

The Cincinnati detectives question everything they know–and everyone they trust–in the new novel of romantic suspense from New York Times bestseller Karen Rose.
Homicide detective Adam Kimble is no stranger to battling demons. But Meredith Fallon is a different kind of weakness: one that could actually be good for him, if only he would let himself depend on her. Meredith has loved Adam for a year, and seeing how hard he’s worked to deal with his PTSD makes her feelings only stronger, but she respects his needs. Her work keeps her busy anyway: she counsels sexually abused women like Mallory Martin to help them reintegrate into the world.
But someone doesn’t want Meredith helping women like Mallory, and Meredith finds herself in the crosshairs of a very determined killer. Adam would risk anything for her, but they’ll soon find out she isn’t the only target…

Edge of Darkness by Karen Rose
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Edge of Darkness gives us a man who is fighting for both his sanity and his sobriety all while trying to track a killer who is attempting to kill the woman he cares about.

Adam Kimble had been on the edge for a while. Dealing with PTSD from the things he has seen as a Homicide detective and used alcohol to kill the pain. He met Meredith Fallon at cusp of this and has been avoiding her due to AA’s recommendation of no relationship for the first year of sobriety. He knows that he’s hurt her badly with not telling her the real reason he has avoided her but he wants to make her proud of him by getting that one year (typical man – if he’d just explain pretty sure she’d understand).. Well all of that’s blown to hell when someone tries to kill her with a bomb.

Meredith who counsels children and adolescents who have been victimized was taking one of her clients, Mallory Martin (who fans of the series will recognize from Every Dark Corner – she was the young girl that had been held for 6 years by a the head of a child trafficking and pornography ring) out to lunch to celebrate her starting education classes. It’s while at this lunch that a man approaches with a gun and bomb strapped to his chest.

As this is part of the Cincinnati series those characters play a big part in this book which is always nice to revisit previous characters. The hunt for the person responsible for orchestrating the hit on Meredith ends up leading to very large trail of bodies as the killer is trying to both cover his tracks and carry out a twisted game he started years ago.

Betrayal is the word for this book.. Want to know the who and why? Read the book (insert evil laugh here)

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Now LIVE! Born, Madly (Darkly, Madly Duet Book 2) by Trisha Wolfe


Duet: a performance by two.

But who is acting, and who is devolving?

A buried past is unearthed, and Grayson Sullivan—AKA The Angel of Maine—retaliates against the system who made him, deploying psychological warfare on the woman who initially set him free. Dr. London Noble probes deep into the mind of the killer she’s fallen for, searching for answers, as a copycat killer threatens their unity. Are they partners, lovers, or enemies? One final trap will reveal all.

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Born, Madly (Darkly, Madly Duet #2)Born, Madly by Trisha Wolfe
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The dark angel and her equally dark psychopathic killer protector are back and the hunters have become the hunted. But these two are a formidable couple with devious minds and this new threat underestimates his opponents..

A dark tale of unconventional love with plenty of crazy twists and turns that leads to an unbelievable ending.

This is the conclusion of a two book series. You need to have read Born, Darkly before reading Born, Madly.

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Born, Darkly (Darkly, Madly Duet, #1)Born, Darkly by Trisha Wolfe
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was just taken on a mind blowing decent into madness and I loved it. Every puzzle piece as it snapped together and every thread unraveled lead you further into the darkness of the abyss. But what a place to be.

This author’s mind is so twisted with the stories she comes up with. She blew me away with Sadie and Colton’s darkness but holy shit – the ride London and Greyson take you on – unbelievable.. Like a moth to a flame I need more..

Now LIVE.. Desired in Darkness by Heather Sunseri


Former FBI agent Brooke Fairfax is on the verge of starting a new, simpler life with Irish mogul Declan O’Roark. But when tragedy strikes the night of Brooke’s and Declan’s engagement party, Brooke has no choice but to track down Romeo, the serial killer stalking her for years. And Declan vows to help her put an end to the man who desires Brooke so completely, he’s willing to kill to possess her.

When a woman from Declan’s past emerges, promising nothing but grief for the already struggling couple, Declan is faced with a dilemma: take the time to get the troubled woman from his past the help she desperately needs or join the woman he loves in the struggle to stop Romeo before he makes Brooke his next victim. The problem? Declan’s love for Brooke might not be enough to stop Romeo from killing them all.

This is Book 5 in the series.. If you haven’t read the first four books I highly recommend this series!! This was a page turner that kept you guessing on what was going to happen next. Plenty of shocking moments and reveals throughout.

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Live Now! – Dont Come by Jessica Gadziala

Looking for a sexy BDSM story written in a way that almost anyone could relate to? Well this is the book for you.

In today’s world most women have had to become strong and independent. Financially supporting themselves and enjoying the freedom to make their own choices. Sexually though, some crave to give their desires, and themselves to another in the bedroom. Most never take that step to make that happen… But our heroine Adley, after a night of to much drinking on her 30th birthday, signs herself up to a D/s dating site called Discreet DS Encounters. The next morning she has the usual regrets for making such a bold decision while inebriated but something stops her from immediately canceling her subscription and then she gets her first connection and her life changes.

Our Dom in this story has never had a normal relationship with a woman nor has he ever wanted one. He’s a self made millionaire who craves dominating a woman in the bedroom and showing her pleasure like she never known before. He never keeps one long and is surprised when he finds himself fascinated with Adley to the point of craving her himself.

But can a control freak and a serial playboy keep things just casual, neither falling for the other or wanting more? One or both will have to make a sacrifice.

This was a great unconventional love story that had some humorous witty banter that I loved between the Dom and his male assistant Fagan.

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New Release and Review for Vanishing Girls (Detective Josie Quinn #1) by Lisa Regan

She was close enough to see that the girl had written a word on the wall in bright, warm red blood. Not a word, actually. A name…
Everyone in the small American town of Denton is searching for Isabelle Coleman, a missing seventeen-year-old girl. All they’ve found so far is her phone and another girl they didn’t even know was missing.
Mute and completely unresponsive to the world around her, it’s clear this mysterious girl has been damaged beyond repair. All Detective Josie Quinn can get from her is a name: Ramona.
Currently suspended from the force for misconduct, Josie takes matters into her own hands as the name leads her to evidence linking the two girls. She knows the race is on to find Isabelle alive, and she fears there may be others…
The trail leads Josie to another victim, a girl who escaped but whose case was labelled a hoax by authorities. To catch this monster, Josie must confront her own nightmares and follow her instinct to the darkest of places. But can she make it out alive?

Vanishing Girls by Lisa Regan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wow what a start to a new series. From the opening page the author sucks you into the story and as the book progresses the twist and shocking revelations keep you on the edge of your seat.

Josie Quinn is a detective with the Denton, PA police department. She is currently on suspension for excessive force. She is not the kind of person to just sit around twiddling her thumbs and when a local girl goes missing she cant help herself but to start doing her own investigating.

There is drama galore throughout this book. She is currently in the midst of a divorce from her childhood sweetheart – fellow cop Ray Quinn and she just accepted a marriage proposal from Luke Creighton who works for the state police.

Josie’s look into the current disappearance leads her to others and when another girl turns up naked on the side of the road she knows things are connected and wonders how many of her fellow law enforcement colleagues are involved.

Josie is a strong female character with a deep-seated moral compass. I look forward to more books in the series.

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