Release Date: September 18th 2012
Imprint: Harlequin HQN
Source: Received from the publisher via NetGalley
As Carrie and Jase race to try to save the next victim, the passion that simmers between them ignites. But a cunning killer at the top of his game is challenging Carrie to play to the very end.
But sadly, that's where it tends to end.
The characters never truly develop, the story kind of stagnates, and I'm left feeling disappointed and let down - again.
Lots of heated exchanges between Carrie and Jase, plenty of tension, sexual and otherwise; a crazed murderer and an equally deranged copycat on the loose makes for a really great read.
The story gets long winded and boring, causing me to skim through a good chunk of the book before it slowly starts to pick up again, but it doesn't - not really.
The remaining last third is a reasonably safe and stale read that leaves a bitter taste in the mouth, because I feel like Carrie and Jase have been cheated out of what could have been a fantastic story. Somehow it just seemed to plateau at the mid way point and never got back its intensity.
Overall a good read, but I was unsatisfied with the books lack of consistency. 3 Stars :]