FBI special agent Paige Carson hoped she’d be able to start a new life in small-town South Carolina. But when a senator’s sister is murdered and a blank postcard is left next to the body, Paige realizes that a killer from her past has found her—and is sending her a very personal message.
From the moment he hired her, FBI special agent in charge Sam McKade knew Paige was hiding something. Prompted by this recent threat, she finally opens up: one year ago, she caught the eye of suspected serial killer Todd Thames. Now he’s come back to pull her into his game, whether she wants to play or not.
As the danger increases, Paige and Sam give in to their growing attraction, and he vows to protect her no matter the cost. But the murderer will stop at nothing to get to his intended prey, and the strong arm of the law—and the shelter of her new love—may not be enough to save her.
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BREATH OF MALICE is an enjoyable, well written book that will appeal to readers of the romantic suspense genre. I found the premise rather eerie because this could so easily occur with our justice system.
The characters are so real and approachable. It is very easy to emphasize with them. I did find that the speed of which Paige and Sam's relationship developed to be unrealistic though. They are both in the enforcement branch of the law which tends to make people hardened and not inclined to lower their shields to others. Oh and let's not forget how fun sex is with broken ribs.
Now Lily, Paige's sister, added back in that touch of reality. She is a teenager through and through. The rest of the FBI team are also great characters that I wouldn't mind getting to know better.
The pacing flows, the dialogue is witty and story is one that will keep you turning pages. I do recommend this book to any of my readers who enjoy romantic suspense.
*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions expressed within are my own.