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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

A thrilling and chilling page-turner!

Get ready for a page-turner! Compulsion is a thriller that will chill you as you turn up the heat flipping through the pages to see what will happen next. The action is furious and quick-paced. The plot twists and turns deliciously. The characters are engaging and will ...
Get ready for a page-turner! Compulsion is a thriller that will chill you as you turn up the heat flipping through the pages to see what will happen next. The action is furious and quick-paced. The plot twists and turns deliciously. The characters are engaging and will make you feel as if you know them intimately. God bless you if you ever meet up with a serial killer such as the two demons who do their dastardly deeds in this book!

I have not read a chiller that was as engaging as this book in years, though Ms. Chase's sequel won't disappoint either. I actually read her next book, Dead Game, first. It didn't really matter except for the fact that I already had a clue as to how the first book might turn out for the heroic protagonist, Emily Stone.

Emily Stone is a former sheriff who becomes a one-woman sleuth of pedophile and serial killers as the result of a personal childhood tragedy. She stealthily stalks those who would victimize the vulnerable and unsuspecting.

I loved every moment of my read! I have not been as engaged in a thriller since the books of Stephen King or Dean Koontz. The thing that I love about Ms. Chase's characters are that they are so much more fleshed out than some characters within other thrillers. Ms. Chase obviously is an adept student of human nature and she relates well with her fellow woman and man.

I also loved the fact that this book, along with its sequel, has a spiritual dimension. I will leave that to you to determine for yourself. The beauty of that was that I felt even more drawn into the stories since they reminded me of the untold mysteries of life. Ms. Chase has developed a series that is bound to be as successful as those of other well-established writers. Don't miss either of her first two books. I will be anxiously awaiting the next book in the series.

Davis Aujourd'hui
author of The Misadventures of Sister Mary Olga Fortitude and its upcoming sequel, Babes in Bucksnort

posted by DavisAujourdhui on February 24, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Ruined again

It is a stirring indictment of our educational system that so many people cannot distinguish between a book review and a book report.

posted by 5032997 on June 17, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2012

    Kept the pages turning

    Would recomend.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2012

    Quick read

    I liked it

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 13, 2009

    Very suspenseful

    The great start of this book hooks you right in and doesn't let you go. It opens to the mystery of a guy who looks just like any other normal fellow but he is not, he. is a child predator. Then there is the petite woman who tracks these monsters down in an expert manner and the cute detective who is trying to do his job the best way he can. Their path comes together when they are working in the same case and united after a series of events sets the petite woman in the path of death when a killer she hunts becomes her hunter. This murder mystery is a bit graphic for any young mind. I believe this story has a great potential and that Jennifer knit a terrorific plot. With a bit of editing this book could become a masterpiece.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 4, 2009

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    A pretty good suspense read.

    Emily Stone works hard at keeping her identity a secret. She is a one-woman task force who uses sophisticated equipment to track down some of the most dangerous child abductors and killers. Once she tracks the evil men down she documents her finds and anonymously emails the information to the police.

    When a serial killer pops up in her own small town she takes it upon her self to hunt down the killer. But somehow the killer is on to her and she becomes the hunted.

    Compulsion starts out strong and I was eagerly turning the pages but about half-way through the book loses steam and starts to get a little weird. Chase throws in some clues that are meant to throw you off as to who the killer is but it doesn't seem to do anything other than muddy the story up. The climax was actually sort of anti-climactic but the ending pulls everything together again and it turns out pretty good. I feel that with just a little more tweaking this could have been a great book but I still recommend it for all suspense and thriller lovers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2012

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