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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Killer Moves by Mary Eason

Killer Moves by Mary Eason
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Suspense/Mystery, paranormal
Length: Full Length (256 pages)
Heat Level: spicy
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Sunflower

They’re a match made in the hallowed halls of Quantico. Until Death comes knocking…

Six years ago, Kara Bryant tapped into the mind of a serial killer—and nearly became his last victim. Her FBI colleague and lover, Davis Martin, put the murderer behind bars, then devastated her with his abrupt rejection. Worse, the vivid nightmares that followed her to her desert retreat have recently taken a fresh, frightening turn.

She should have foreseen that Davis would turn up. She’s just not sure her still-broken heart can take the strain.

Davis thought he’d made the right decision for everyone involved in a case that almost ended in disaster, thanks to his mistakes. But with a new string of killings that one by one is taking out the women of his past, suddenly he wonders if he let the real Death Angel get away. Kara is the only one who can help him nail the bastard for good this time—if she can forgive him.

He wasn’t expecting the woman he never stopped loving to love him back. Nor is he prepared to come face-to-face with Kara’s secret. One that raises the stakes impossibly high.

Some people think what Kara Bryant does is a gift. Kara thinks it's a curse. Just when she thought she'd put the past behind her, things have an uncanny way of coming back to haunt this ex-FBI agent. Killer Moves features a couple that get a second chance, but only if they survive.

There's a lot of angst in Kara, especially when the past comes knocking in the form of someone she once worked with. Then came startling news along with a man she prayed she'd never see again. Kara is weary and a little unsettled, and though I don't agree with one of the decisions she's made, she's a likable and strong female lead. It can't be easy for her to have a mind connection with a killer. Some would think she's crazy, show her disbelief, but it is what it is. And now a new life is at stake.

Davis Martin loved Kara. But he loved his job more. Or did he? What went down all those years ago? Everyone has a different side to that story. It could hardly have been easy to choose between the person he loved and the call of duty. Is it for protection or selfish reasons? Those are just a few things that the reader learns about Davis, and the past he shared with Kara, in Killer Moves.

The suspense is high, the pacing fast. There's a new killer in town that has everyone on edge, fearing for their lives and their loved ones. Mary Eason skillfully crafts a tale that sends the characters on a wild goose chase to find a serial killer. Everyone's a suspect. No one can really be trusted. This is the type of book you'll want to read during the day, or you might jump at every little sound otherwise. Do I speak from experience? Yes! I read this at night, and was so involved that, even though my stomach was in knots, I needed more. This is a read in one sitting kind of book because the tension gets thicker. Every chapter brings a new lead and new twist. Putting the book away even for a few moments was like torture.

Killer Moves is top notch suspense. It's gritty, emotional, and a wild ride. Get on board and get a copy of this book fast!