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In Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh's edgy new thriller, Louisa Hancock thought she was safe...but there's a new killer in town.

When a mysterious package lands on Louisa Hancock's doorstep, the Philadelphia museum curator can hardly anticipate the nightmare that's about to envelop her. The package is addressed to her father - an expert in Viking culture - and inside is a ninth-century sword, a chilling thank-you note, and photos of two dead bodies in a tableau evoking a Nordic funeral. The gruesome images match a recent crime scene. But before the police can investigate the killer's connection to Louisa's father, Ward Hancock vanishes.

Sports bar owner Conor Sullivan wants nothing more than to spend his life with Louisa. Devoted and protective, he refuses to leave her side after her father's disappearance. When a troubled young boxer he's been coaching is suspected of the murders, Conor is pulled in even deeper. Desperate, Louisa and Conor take it upon themselves to find her father, but soon another ritualistic slaying makes it clear there's a Viking-obsessed serial killer on the loose. And he has a new target: Louisa.

©2016 Melinda Leigh. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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  • Trish R.
  • 20-01-2017

Good book, ok narration..

I liked Louisa and Conor in the last book and I still liked them in this one. This was very interesting inasmuch as it was about a serial killer killing people, and in his mind, sending them to Valhalla, where he also wanted to go, with a Valkyrie, of course. And the way the killer talked to Ward, Louisa’s dad, you knew he really believed he was going there AFTER he killed enough people. And he was going with Louisa, once his mind convinced him she was a mythical Shield Maiden Valkyrie. Melinda Leigh writes such looney, loopy, insane, crazy, nutty characters. Ya’ gotta love that!

Then, there was the side story about the gang, and the family that Louisa and Conor helped.
Ouch! What happened to the leader Orion was just so gruesome. It didn’t break up the gang but it sure took care of the leader. AND I’m sure you’ll all be astounded at the twist at the end.

There was nothing sexual in this book but there was one sex scene. Ms. Leigh writes good murder mysteries but she always plops one round of sex in each book, nothing that leads up to it and nothing after it. So, you only have to skim past a few pages if you don’t like sex in your books.

I’m surprised that this book had the same two main characters as the third book, Midnight Betrayal. I mean, Louisa was almost killed in book 3 and she and Conor got their HEA sooo... And speaking of surprises I see that I only reviewed Midnight Betrayal on Audible and NOT on Goodreads. Hmmm, that's kind of crazy of me.

As to the narrator: He didn’t do as nearly as good a job as he did in Midnight Betrayal. His emotions were practically non-existent and his MALE voices were terrible, especially Conor’s voice. His WOMEN’S voices were fine. Go figure.

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  • Kentucky Bohemian
  • 20-01-2021

Lots of Action

This one sort of hit me in the so-so range. It wasn't my favorite of the author's books by far. But I will say it's full of action--it seems like the plot line never slows down from page one to the finish. I also found the Viking history to be an interesting addition to the story line.

The Sullivan family is certainly a powerhouse, and Conor is a keeper, for sure with his hard-wired white knight gene. He and Louisa definitely have a chemistry that adds to the delight of this story.

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  • Tina P Kimble
  • 08-02-2021

Great

THIS REVIEW IS FOR BOTH THE AUDIOBOOK AND EBOOK VERSIONS
I thought this was a very interesting, crazy and entertaining story with surprising twists. I enjoyed the characters. The narrator did a wonderful job bringing life to these characters. I definitely recommend this book this has been a great series.

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  • Tracy
  • 08-11-2020

Very good slightly steamy read

Once again this author creates a very good story with her words. She has a way of developing a story that is easily like a movie in your head – if that makes sense. I will definitely look for another one of her books.

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  • Cindy
  • 16-09-2020

Great Installment in Series

I really enjoyed book 4 in the series. I like that all the loose ends are closed and characters who feel like family find what each was looking for.

The plot was good and well-written as always. The characters are highlighted until each finds the good that life can bring while bravely facing the worst together.

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  • Sophie
  • 02-09-2020

Recommend

This is an excellent series filled with excitement, murder, love and family closeness. Narrator is excellent although I'm use to women Narration, Mr. Naramore does an excellent job 👏

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  • Blondie
  • 09-08-2020

So GREAT!!!

Thus second book as great as the first in this series! Can’t wait for the third Installment 👏👏👏

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  • Carole Stojetz
  • 22-06-2020

The Vikings are Coming

I felt the story was similar to the previous book. The killers motive was a little weaker as well. The narration was good except I felt like he made Louisa sound like an older woman as opposed to a younger woman he did a great job with the male characters.

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  • Miminator
  • 12-06-2020

best of the series

loved that there was more action & suspense in the book over the others. definitely my fav of the 4, even tho all were 4-5 stars worthy.

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  • Kari L. Fisher
  • 04-09-2019

Always a great read

Loved it! Surprise ending caught me off guard. Love following the characters from book to book.

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  • T
  • 29-07-2020

Best so far...

I enjoyed this book the best out of the ones i have read to date. Great characters both familiar and new. Whole new mysterious set of circumstances to unravel.
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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-10-2019

excellent

Just read for the 2nd time
As good as the 1st time may be better

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  • Amanda Cunningham
  • 27-11-2018

a nice easy read that helps to escape on the daily commute to and from work

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