Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Pat's Review: Catch a Killer

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Catch a Killer by Kris Rafferty
Publisher: Lyrical Liaison (June 12, 2018)
Series: Secret Agents, 2
Genre: Romantic Suspense

FBI agents are trained to delve deep into the minds of the most dangerous predators. So when the tables are turned and the hunter becomes the prey, they can trust their instincts—and their hearts—to keep each other from harm . . .

FBI Special Agent Hannah Cambridge is trying to rebuild her life after the death of her partner. But Jack Benton wasn’t just a fellow agent. He was her lover—and the father of her newborn baby. Now Hannah is in Boston, heading a task force to catch a serial killer. It’s a case that could make or break her career. Until the madman turns his twisted sights on her . . .

When Jack Benton went deep undercover, he thought it was a way out of a relationship that was spiraling beyond his control. He never knew Hannah wouldn’t be told about his “death”—or that she was pregnant. Turning up in Boston in the flesh, and looking better than ever, will send Hannah into a tailspin. But both will need to keep their wits about them to keep her alive—and to survive the truth about the passion that
binds them . . .

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Pat's Review:

Hannah Cambridge is an FBI agent heading a task force that could make or break her career. They are searching for a serial killer on the prowl. The search becomes more urgent when Hannah is revealed as his next victim.

Hannah is trying to rebuild her life after losing her partner, but more tragically her lover, Jack Benton, to murder. Grieving and pregnant, she moved to Boston and after a rough few months delivered a healthy baby girl. No one knows about Ellen, except her best friend and fellow agent Natalie, and her neighbor Mrs. Branaghan who babysits for her. Suddenly there's a turn in the serial killer case with Hannah now in the picture, and new agents are brought in. Suddenly Jack Benton, the man she thought was dead for the past year is standing in front of her, alive and well. Not only that, he wants to take over her case.

Jack had gone deep undercover a year ago, faking his own death. He expected his SAC to explain to Hannah what had happened. They didn’t, and now Jack is trying to make it up to her and protect her life at the same time. Hannah is irate, and refuses to give him an inch. But she realizes he has to know about Ellen, and she’s terrified.

Hannah is strong, not a victim but a survivor. I admired her strength and refusal to let go of what she knew was her task force. Jack definitely had his faults -- running undercover instead of confronting what seemed to him a failing relationship, was a big one. But his love and protection for Hannah and Ellen made up for it.

This is an exciting romantic suspense, with lots of surprises and the killer remained a mystery to me till the very end. I actually read this story a second time while preparing this review! I also purchased  the first in the series, even though Catch a Killer can be read as a stand-alone. This was a first time read for me, but I’m looking forward to reading more of Ms. Rafferty’s stories.


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Source: NetGalley ARC

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Thanks for the review, Pat! 


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