Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Last Kiss Goodbye: A Novel Hardcover

I've finished "The Last Kiss Goodbye" the 2nd book in her Charlotte Stone series by Karen Robards.

When New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards brought her irresistible brand of hot passion and chilling suspense to the paranormal romance scene with The Last Victim, it was just the beginning. Now her all-new series cranks up the deadly danger and intense desire to the next level, as sexy serial killer hunter Charlotte Stone returns to action in her thrilling second adventure.


Dr. Charlotte “Charlie” Stone has dedicated her career as a psychiatrist to exploring the darkest territory of all: the hearts and minds of serial killers. It’s a job she’s uniquely suited for, thanks to the secret talent that gives her an uncanny edge — Charlie can see dead people, whose tormented spirits cry out to her for the justice only she can provide. This blessing — or curse — gives Charlie the power to hunt down and catch madmen and murderers. It’s also turned her love life upside down by drawing her into a hopelessly passionate relationship with the lingering ghost of charismatic bad boy Michael Garland.

But there’s little time for romance with her supernatural suitor when murder comes pounding at Charlie’s door in the form of a terrified young woman fleeing a homicidal maniac. Saving her life places Charlie squarely in the cross-hairs of a sadistic predator nicknamed “the Gingerbread Man,” notorious for manipulating his victims like pawns in a deadly chess game. And now the queen this psychopath’s bent on capturing is Charlie. Refusal to play will only put more innocent lives in danger. Matching wits with this cunningly twisted opponent will require all of Charlie’s training and expert skills. But even with her devilish “guardian angel” — not to mention her favorite flesh - and - blood Fed, Tony Bartoli — watching her beautiful back, the Gingerbread Man’s horrifying grin might be the last thing Charlie ever sees.

Product Details
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books (August 13, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0345535820
ISBN-13: 978-0345535825

My Review:

Charlie has escaped a serial killer during her childhood and also one during her adulthood.  Now another is after her and is determined to finish the job.

She is a psychologist who happens to see dead people whose spirits cry out to her to help them.  As a result, she is saddled with Michael Garland a convicted bad boy killer who has charismatically charmed her.  She is currently dating FBI agent Tony Bartoli but has put the brakes on their relationship from going to fast.

After a date with Tony one night she finds a beaten victim on her doorstep who has escaped from a serial killer aptly named "The Gingerbread Man".


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