Jan 11, 2010

One Scream Away

Kate Brady is another new to me author which isn't really surprising as this is her first book.  For a debut novel in the romantic suspense genre, ONE SCREAM AWAY is a very solid offering. 

Seven years ago, Beth Denison was attacked by a killer named Chevy Bankes.  She has tried to move beyond it in making a good life for her and her daughter.  But now Chevy is out of prison and heading her way.  

Ex-FBI agent Neil Sheridian is pulled back into the game by a friend when he notices the similarity between a recent homicide and a case that Neil worked years ago.  The case that cost Neil his career and his family.  Perhaps catching the right man and saving Beth will help put his demons to rest.

Her characters are believable and oh so easy to emphasize with.  Both Neil and Beth have tortured pasts that they have to learn to let go of so that they can reach into the future.  I really admired Beth and the things that she had done for herself and her little girl Abby.  If I have any complaint about the book is that the curves were too easy to spot too far ahead.  But her characterization skills go a long way to making up for that.  So while not the best in this genre, I will certainly be keeping an eye out for Ms. Brady's future offerings.

I rate ONE SCREAM AWAY a 3 out of a possible 5.

2 comments:

  1. Ah, am I right that the ex-FBI agent and Beth get together in the end?

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  2. Oh most definately! Have to have that happy ever after in any kind of romance.

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