A Deadly Blessing [NOOK Book]

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The critically ill daughter of the governor of California has been kidnapped. LAPD Detective Maddie Divine is assigned to find her before it’s too late. But this high-profile case comes with secrets on every side: cops, politicians, even the innocent.

Maddie Divine: Her marriage hangs by a thread, her SWAT-officer husband has lost it, and almost as bad, she can’t trust her ...
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A Deadly Blessing

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Overview

The critically ill daughter of the governor of California has been kidnapped. LAPD Detective Maddie Divine is assigned to find her before it’s too late. But this high-profile case comes with secrets on every side: cops, politicians, even the innocent.

Maddie Divine: Her marriage hangs by a thread, her SWAT-officer husband has lost it, and almost as bad, she can’t trust her detective partner.

Travis Divine: After the death of a SWAT teammate, he’s a shell of the man he used to be. He’s lost touch with his work, his wife and occasionally even reality. Can he regain the warrior mentality needed to support Maddie and do his job?

Preston Truesdale: The California governor’s daughter has gone missing, and so has her only bone marrow donor. Is it coincidence or something more sinister?

Pilar Luna: The mayor of Los Angeles is a media favorite, and she plays Preston like a Vegas pro would play a Midwestern farmboy…all in hopes of reaching the White House. Will she hit the jackpot?

Tiffany Truesdale: The brainiac teenager evaded her security team to spend a night on the town with her girlfriends, but can she outwit the man who kidnapped her before time runs out?

A Deadly Blessing is a lightning-paced story of suspense that will keep readers on edge from beginning to end.

Author's Note: This book contains commonly used street language.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014158848
  • Publisher: Kathy Bennett
  • Publication date: 4/9/2012
  • Series: LAPD Detective Maddie Divine , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 22,168
  • File size: 665 KB

Meet the Author

Kathy Bennett served twenty-nine years with the Los Angeles Police Department; eight as a civilian employee and twenty-one years as a sworn police officer.

In 2011, Kathy's debut novel, A Dozen Deadly Roses, became a bestseller at Barnes and Noble.

Her most recent tale, A Deadly Blessing, is the first book in a series featuring LAPD Detective Maddie Divine. Kathy's authentic stories of crime and suspense are lauded by law enforcement personnel for 'getting it right.' In addition to working on the next Maddie Divine novel, Kathy writes a weekly blog that can be found on her website, and writes a monthly column for a local paper.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2012

    I became an instant fan after reading Ms. Bennett's first book A

    I became an instant fan after reading Ms. Bennett's first book A Dozen Deadly Roses, but having just read A Deadly Blessing I am more than impressed. A Deadly Blessing is another page turner; a terrific mystery full of twists & turns, great insight into the world of police tactics, politics and the characters are so real. I couldn't put it down. Ms. Bennett has written a real saga and I can't wait for more. This book is a real winner.

    16 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 11, 2012

    more from this reviewer

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    I was lucky enough to get my eyes on a pre-release copy and love

    I was lucky enough to get my eyes on a pre-release copy and loved it! Almost as great as A Dozen Deadly Roses! Glad to see Jade return and I'm anxiously looking forward to seeing more of Maddie and Jade!

    15 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2012

    Hard to put down...

    Quick eventful read... hard to decide which book I liked better the first or second... Looking forward to more books from Kathy Bennett.

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2012

    Karen 184

    Loved her first book. Fast read..looking forward to her next book!

    8 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 17, 2012

    Great read! Couldn't put it down!

    I'm proud to say that Kathy Bennett now has a place on my bookshelves as one of my favorite authors. This book certainly kept me on the edge of my seat and I couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen to each character at the end of each chapter. I just had to keep reading! I hope you all enjoy this book as much as I did - I can't wait to see the next book with Jade and Maddie together.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2012

    review of nook book

    This book hit me from the first page. I enjoyed it immensely.
    The female detective is worth following in future books. This
    was a ripped from the headlines grabbing should be considered a
    blockbuster for sure.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2012

    A Deadly Blessing is also A Keeper!

    After reading Bennett's first book, A Dozen Deadly Roses, I was expecting another romantic suspense in A Deadly Blessing. Boy was I surprised, and pleasantly so! Her first book was good - a keeper by anyone's standards, but Bennett has found her voice in this one. Fans of the old Dragnet series will love the 'Just the facts, ma'am,' delivery from LAPD Detective Maddie Divine, sprinkled with enough stress relieving humor and suspense to keep you turning the pages.
    *mini-spoiler here, so skip to the bottom if you don't want a hint*
    I have to admit to some misgivings regarding the ending, but I'm a romantic at heart and can't help wanting everyone to live happily ever after. Since this isn't a romance, it took me a while to put that aside and accept that the end is what it is, and as in most police procedural type stories not everything works out the way we want it to.
    *mini-spoiler is over, you can jump back in now!*
    All things considered, the ending will satisfy the suspense junkie and keep the romance junkie coming back to see if Bennett can turn things around for her character in the next book. *fingers crossed* Did I mention that I'm a hopeless romantic?

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2012

    Ok

    It was interesting. Did not like use of language.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2012

    Great Book!

    This is an exciting book that I had trouble putting it down!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2012

    Mystery

    Great plot but the ending could have been bettet

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 20, 2012

    Very enjoyable book, highly recommend it!

    Really keeps your mind going, as she switches you from scene to scene and interweaves them beautifully. I love the style of getting perspective of one character, then switching to another character living the same event - like spying on them. I really enjoyed this book.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2012

    Great Case Study in Crime! Brings parental awareness to teach their children!!

    I read Kathy Bennett's first book and really liked her style so couldn't wait to get to the newest one. It certainly did NOT let me down. This was a roller coaster ride and even got me through the 'street language'. The plot was rich, surprising and kept me guessing throughout the book.

    Kathy is an expert in making you either love or hate her characters. (She makes me think I've known some of the politicians and police personnel!)

    The frightening thing about this story is the knowledge that even though this is fiction, somewhere in our world, the same case scenario is happening in real time. Makes you want to latch onto your loved ones, especially the young, and make them aware there are BAD people out there who can hurt .

    Wonderful experience and I can't wait for Ms. Bennett's future work.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 4, 2012

    JUST OKAY

    It took at long time to develop the story. It wasn't very suspenseful.
    The book spend more time talking about the couple and their renewed relationship than anything to do with the case. The end was anti-climatic.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2012

    A very good book

    This is a very good book, and easy to read and keep up with. Sometimes in reading books with several key characters, it is hard to keep up with which character is speaking. Kathy Bennett has the characters alternating chapters so you know who is telling the story.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 20, 2012

    Once you start reading this book you won't put it down!!!

    I totally loved the book, "A Deadly Blessing" though the ending took me for a loop which I was not expecting. When I was reading and got through three-fourths of the book, I could not understand where the title of the book fit in. But once I got to the end it was totally clear. I also could not believe how fast I was turning the pages. "A Deadly Blessing" totally kept my interest and I felt I was sitting on the edge afraid something was going to happen that I did not want to happen.

    Once you pick this book up and start reading you will not put it down until you are finish!

    Can't wait for the next Kathy Bennett book!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2012

    Exicting

    I was very interested into this book.

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2012

    Anonomous

    Thoroughly enjoyed it from beginning to end. Would definitely read more by this author.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2012

    Awful.....

    Shallow, banal, trite

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2012

    Kayecole

    Fantastic book. I read the first book and looked forward to this new book. Glad Jade was brought back can't wait for the next book

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2013

    Good Job

    This book was pretty good. However, the daughter's incredible maturity and ability to think on her feet seemed implausible considering she was presumably a teen/young adult. The conduct of the L.A. Mayor was pretty far fetched as well. The author's books would be improved if she didn't explain every little detail (such as a character's thought process) as if the reader couldn't put two ideas together on his/her own. This book deserves a 3.5 rating. Not a bad book, just not one to remember.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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