Sunday, October 23, 2016

Another Crime Thriller, Another Brief Thought: Midnight Fear

Midnight Fear

by Leslie Tentler
Book 2 of Chasing Evil Trilogy

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Rating:  3.0 Stars

"I trusted you, Caity."

The still of the night is once again shattered by Caitlyn Cahill's recurring nightmare—her brother standing before her, gripping a butcher knife, his eyes black with hatred.  Two years ago, the former Washington, D.C., socialite defied her powerful senator father and risked the ruin of her family by helping the FBI link her troubled brother to a string of horrific murders.  "The Capital Killer" was sent to prison for life…and Caitlyn's entire world fell apart.

Now, FBI agent Reid Novak is forced to rend the peace Caitlyn has found on a rural Virginia horse farm.  A copycat killer is on the loose and slowly toying with Caitlyn—his ultimate target—in a terrorizing cat–and–mouse game.  Almost destroyed two years ago by Caitlyn's family, not to mention the Capital Killer's haunting final murder, Reid vows to save the woman he's never forgotten or die trying.

This one had more of a twist and a little more excitement than Midnight Caller did; though I liked the first book in the series more than this one.  Reasons that aren't important really--there were just a lot of very uncomfortable subject matter in this one that didn't settle quite well for me.

Still, it's a nice, enjoyable, rainy-day (despite it not really being rainy when I read this) read with formulaic suspense, thrill, and mystery.  Just another romantic-suspense, crime thriller to distract me from everything else I'm reading, obviously.  It's not like I need the distraction, but I always enjoy a good crime thriller.

Can't say for sure how I feel about the twist at the end though, but I don't hate it.

For certain, the characters were as likable as the previous book's.  Nonetheless, it's still a nice piece to read to pass the time.

This review was originally posted at Ani's Book Abyss / BookLikes in April 2014.

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