Monday, August 18, 2014

MALICE by Anne Patrick

Jo McDaniels is living in Oregon, happily married, and expecting their first child. Jo is content with her life, that is until her old boss wants her help catching the serial killer that managed to escape them in Maine. Harland Briggs has reappeared and is leaving a trail of carnage across the country. Jo was the original profiler on that case and she knows with her gift she can help catch him. Her husband doesn't want her to help. He feels it's too much pressure for her and the baby and way to dangerous. He may be right, but Jo won't rest until the monster is apprehended.

Malice is a great follow-up to Ties That Bind. It's one that keeps you totally involved from beginning to end but does deal with a difficult subject matter. Harland Briggs and the things he does are pure evil. I found myself mostly reading during the daylight hours. I thoroughly enjoyed the relationship between our lead couple. The ups and downs they experienced made it feel very authentic. I also enjoyed Isaac (Jo's old boss). I thought he added a lot to the story. Bailey is a teen that was fun to get to know. There was an unexpected twist at the end that I thought was great! If you enjoy CSI or similar type stories, I would definitely recommend Malice.

*This complimentary copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

Paperback: 196 pages
ISBN-10: 1499289901
ISBN-13: 978-1499289909

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Sunday, August 3, 2014

TIES THAT BIND by Anne Patrick

Joe McDaniels has a special gift, something that helps her with her job as an FBI profiler. She has the ability to sense what victims go through right before die, even their pain. She returns to her home town to help the sheriff get a profile on a killer that seems to leave no trace evidence behind. Sheriff Austin Garrett has bodies piling up on him from a vicious killer who leaves his victims headless. He's happy when the FBI sends Joe McDaniels to help him figure out who's behind the murders. It doesn't hurt that she happens to be a beautiful woman. Working together they not only become closer to each other but they're also getting closer to knowing the identity of the killer. Will they find out who it is before it's to late?

I was glued to the pages of Ties That Bind. The book sure puts you through your emotional paces though, as you experience murder through the eyes of a vicious killer. It was written is a realistic way which made it believable and scary. The characters were all lifelike, and fully fleshed out. They were real people with real problems. The relationship between Jo and Austin was a slow build that felt very natural and true to life. You learn about being a profiler which I found very interesting. You'll also find a message of family importance, faith, forgiveness, and relationship restoration. If you enjoy crime shows like CSI or NCIS, then I know you will thoroughly enjoy Ties That Bind.

*This complementary copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

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