Jun 12, 2016

Book Review: Targeted

All Detective Mason Callahan wanted was a quiet fishing trip with the guys—a chance to get away and unwind before Halloween.

Until he finds the body of his boss, Denny Schefte, near their remote Oregon cabin. Now all he wants is to catch the sadist who slit Denny’s throat and covered his face with a mask. Mason was the last person to see him alive and will stop at nothing to find his friend’s murderer.

When the FBI learns of the mask left at the scene, they realize they have a serial killer on their hands—one who is targeting cops. They assign the case to Special Agent Ava McLane, despite her engagement to Mason. Barely recovered from her own nearly fatal injury and her sister’s attempted suicide, Ava hopes she is ready to chase another killer.

But as she delves into the increasingly disturbing case, the killer may be closer than expected—dangerously close.

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I do have to say that Kendra Elliot has rapidly made it onto my must read list.  TARGETED  is the second book that I have had the pleasure of reading and it kept me on the edge of my seat all the way through.  

Ms. Elliot has a real talent with her characters.  They are all three dimensional and so easy to relate too.  I found myself cheering along Ava and Mason's relationship as well as being really impressed at how well two law officials from different branches.  I also enjoyed the quick visit with Ms.Trask from an earlier book.

The tension in this book is delicious and even though it starts off high with the murder of a police officer, it still manages to build higher until it reaches a rather satisfactory conclusion.  My only regret with this book is that the next one isn't sitting beside me ready to read.

I do think that any of my readers who enjoy suspense will love this book and I do recommend also picking up Ms.Elliot's back list.  Then grab a cup of coffee or tea, lock the doors and immerse yourself in the world and lives of Ms. Elliot's characters. 

*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All opinions expressed within are my own.


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