Thursday, February 2, 2012

Edge of Midnight (The Chasing Evil Trilogy) [Mass Market Paperback]

I've finished "Edge of Midnight" the 3rd book in her Midnight trilogy by Leslie Tentler.

Product Description

The writer becomes the story when crime reporter Mia Hale is discovered on a Jacksonville beach — bloodied and disoriented, but alive. She remembers nothing, but her wounds bear the signature of a sadistic serial killer. After years lying dormant, The Collector has resumed his grim hobby: abducting women and taking gruesome souvenirs before dumping their bodies. But none of his victims has ever escaped — and he wants Mia back, more than he ever wanted any of the others.

FBI agent Eric MacFarlane has pursued The Collector for a long time. The case runs deep in his veins, bordering on obsession … and Mia holds the key. She'll risk everything to recover her memory and bring the madman to justice, and Eric swears to protect this fierce, fragile survivor. But The Collector will not be denied. In his mind, he knows just how their story ends.

About the Author

Leslie Tentler worked in PR before writing fiction. Her first manuscript won multiple RWA chapter contest awards, including the prestigious Maggie Award of Excellence. Leslie is a native of Kingsport, TN. Growing up, she was an avid reader, first of Nancy Drew novels and then surreptitiously devouring her mother's historical romances at probably too young an age. Her reading interests later moved to dark, contemporary romantic thrillers, which she writes today. She lives in Atlanta.

Product Details
Mass Market Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Mira (January 24, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0778313131
ISBN-13: 978-0778313137

My Review:

FBI agent Eric Macfarlane is on an official hunt for "The Collector" which has turned personal because he killed his ex-wife.

When crime writer Mia Hale is found blooded, disoriented and showing signs of "The Collector's signature Eric is determined to end his reign of terror.  Mia doesn't remember anything about the sadistic killer who left her drugged and tortured to die on the beach.  She agrees to help Eric by taking a experimental memory enhancement treatment which might help her remember what happened.  It does help but it also brings up a memory that Mia has forgotten when she was a child.  She has met the sadistic killer in her childhood.

Mia is the killer's final and prized possession and taunts Eric with the knowledge that he failed to save his wife.

Edge of Midnight was a thrilling romantic suspense with a very clever and psychotic killer, emotionally damaged FBI agent and a crime writer who becomes the story.  The characters were well written, was fast paced with non stop action from start to finish and a believable sexual tension attraction.


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