She's on a psychopath's radar, and only one man can help - a homicide cop with an agenda of his own. Two of her friends are dead and Breanna McGill can't believe their deaths were accidents. When homicide cop Sullivan Sauvage corners her, asking questions she can't answer, Breanna realizes she's in danger too. Sauvage tells her she must do exactly what he says if she wants to stay alive. Breanna resents his orders, but she can't ignore the attraction snapping between them.
Sullivan knows there's a serial killer in Mallard Bay, and he believes Breanna is the killer's next target. But protecting her won't be easy. Breanna rattles and distracts him in ways he can't afford. He needs his edge to keep her alive. But as the killer closes in, anticipating every move he makes to keep Breanna safe, Sullivan wonders - who is the hunter and who is the prey?
©2012 Kathryn Donaldson (P)2014 Kathryn Donaldson
I found this book interesting from the very beginning. I like to wonder why someone is killing from the time I start to read. And I like that there’s an attraction between Sully and Breanna, too. And at 25% I was glad her son Cody still seemed like a good kid.
However, I just finished with a book where the heroine thought she could “take care of myself.” Stupid, stupid, stupid. Breanna was being an idiot to Sully at the hockey game and guess what? The killer tricked her into a room full of rats and locked her in. WTH makes authors think we want to read about a heroine that’s TSTL? I’m really tired of those kinds of females. I’m at 71% now so I’m going to finish but I’ll tell you what, this author made Breanna so freaking stupid, all the while we are supposed to think she's strong??? She just did one stupid thing after another. There were 6 or 7 mammoth Special Ops guys there to take care of Breanna, Cody and her father Jack, and she kept making horrible decisions and arguing about what was right and wrong with the plans that were made. And, yeah, she did get taken by the killer. I simply hated her. And I’ll never read this author again, for fear all her heroines will be just like Breanna.
This was a good murder mystery BUT it would have been excellent if the heroine hadn’t been so incredibly stupid.
And, OMG, why can’t I get away from these books where the hero gives the heroine some other name. First a book with Avery/Bambi, then Madison/Grasshopper, and now this one where her name is Breanna and Sully calls her Cookie 34 times. Seriously? This is getting ridiculous. Three books in a week? Name the girl and let’s just call her that, ok?
There were two explicit sex scenes in this book and lots of desire, and the F-bomb was used 8 times.
As to the narrator: Henry McNulty was good. His men were well done and the ladies were excellent and he read with SOME emotions. I don’t know what it was but he just wasn’t memorable to me.
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