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
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*
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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