Sunday, 3 April 2011


Author: Andrea Kane

Pages: 376

Genre: Suspense/Mystery

Type: Hardcover

Series: 1st book in the FBI series

First Line: "She was a true warrior."

: Sloane Burbank is a former FBI agent and crisis negotiator who had to step down from her duties after she was the victim of a violent attack which left her with limited use of her one hand. She now uses the skills she learned with the FBI as an independent consultant to help on independent cases as well as aiding other law enforcement. When her childhood friend Penny's parents contact her and beg for her help in locating their daughter who has been missing for a year Sloane feels compelled to help.

Sloane contacts the best FBI agent she knows to help with the case, SA Derek Parker. Unfortunately Sloane and Derek have a past that left them both with a lot of baggage and a lot of anger. Derek is busy on a multiple murder case and doesn't have a lot of time to commit to Sloane's case but when more women disappear and others are found brutally murdered Derek and Sloane overcome their personal issues and work together to find the psycopathic serial killer before he strikes again.

My Thoughts
: I really enjoyed this fast-paced suspense read. Towards the beginning when characters were being introduced I was trying to deduce 'who dunnit'. I've watched more than my share of "Law & Order", not to mention "Criminal Minds" (hey Shamar!) so I totally feel qualified when it comes to solving the case. Wellll, my 'degree in TV criminology' was quite lacking because I kept flipping back and forth between two different suspects and while I did, in the end, guess the right one I loved being on the edge of my seat. Towards the end I literally couldn't put it down and had to stop myself from reading ahead to find out what happened. Love that!

I also loved how the author had detailed information to help the reader understand the intricacies of the levels of American law enforcement including the FBI and local police. It never hurts to learn a little whilst enjoying a fun read!

My beefs about this book are few. I found the ending was a little too neat and tidy, not to mention abrupt. Also, the banter between Sloane and Derek, while usually quirky and flirty, at times got a little too cheesy for my taste.

Overall, a great read. I look forward to reading more from this author.

My Rating
: 4.5/5 stars

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