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Deathtrap
     

Deathtrap

4.8 18
by Dana Marton
 

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She'd been "the sick girl" for most of her life. She refused to go straight to "the weird girl". Heart-transplant recipient Sophie Curtis has been in her own antiseptic bubble for so long, she just might not be able to venture out into the real world again. Her spooky body memories are scary enough, but then she finds herself in the cross hairs of a killer.

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She'd been "the sick girl" for most of her life. She refused to go straight to "the weird girl". Heart-transplant recipient Sophie Curtis has been in her own antiseptic bubble for so long, she just might not be able to venture out into the real world again. Her spooky body memories are scary enough, but then she finds herself in the cross hairs of a killer.

"Love was blind, people said. But lust was blind, deaf and reckless." Ethan Bing hadn't been a great romantic before he became a cop. Whatever shred of optimism he had left after becoming Broslin Chief of Police had been seared out of him by the unsolved murder of his wife two years before. A new case brings the killer within reach just as Sophie pops into his life. She gets through his defenses like no other before, but soon it becomes clear that she's been selected as the killer's next victim.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016764221
Publisher:
Dana Marton
Publication date:
06/01/2013
Series:
Broslin Creek , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
182,960
File size:
3 MB

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Dana Marton writes fast-paced action-adventure romances that take her readers all over the globe. She is a Rita Award finalist and the winner of the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence. She loves writing stories of intrigue, filled with dangerous plots that try her tough-as-nails heroes and the special women they fall in love with. Her books have been published in seven languages in eleven countries around the world.

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Deathtrap 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
BRumsey More than 1 year ago
In Dana's second book of this series, she weaves a tale of mystery and suspense that keeps you guessing till the end. The characters are strong, struggling with scars from their past as they try to go beyond their comfort zones to better their lives. Drawn together, they discover a link between a present murder and a past murder that screams to be solved. You'll love unraveling the clues as their story unfolds. Though book 2 of a series, this book can easily be read as a stand-alone. I love reading this author and hope you enjoy it too.
Debchud More than 1 year ago
DEATHTRAP by Dana Marton. Dana Marton just never disappoints me. Her books are varied but always have a strong sexy man who tries to save a woman in trouble. Dana is the author of over 60 books and the recipient of literary awards and for a good reason, she is a great wrtier. I read Deathtrap in one sitting. I was unable to put it down. The plot is strong and exciting. Sophie and Bing are perfect for each other and they fought hard to have their relationship despite hardships. I don't want to give anything away but Sophie is a heart transplant recipient and Bing is the Captain of a small town law enforcement agency. There is murder, breaking and entering, suspense, and romance; throw in a big protective dog and you have the recipe for a great read. I recommend this book to anyone who likes Mystery and Romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I’ve yet to meet a Dana Marton book I didn’t like. Ms. Marton creates complex characters and manages to weave them together to tell a great story. How she links all the characters (alive or dead) into such a web without getting a headache, I’ll never know! Deathtrap kept me guessing the whole way through, I even picked the wrong character as the ‘bad guy’ which hardly ever happens! I’d recommend reading while your brain is fully functional…my own line of thinking was summed up, when Bing tells Sophie how everything relates in solving the case and she tells him “Okay. That makes my head hurt.” I was just so into the book I couldn’t go to bed until I’d finished it and suffered sleep deprived confusion as a result! I do so love to ‘get’ the book I’m reading! I haven’t yet read Deathscape (Broslin Creek Bk 1), but it seems to me that Deathtrap works just fine as a stand-alone novel. Books like this written for a series but able to be read alone, without getting lost, are great. However it’s always nice to have a broader view of the world you’re ‘living’ in. Looking forward to the next installment. Huge Thank You to Ms. Marton for the ARC for reviewing too, it was a treat to read before the majority ¿
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful characters, a twist and a stray dog. This book has it all!
booklover- More than 1 year ago
Broslin PD Captain Ethan Bing is investigating the death of a woman that eerily reminds him of the death of his own wife, who was murdered two years previously. He can't help but believe there is a connection, as both women were employed by the same company. Sophie Curtis is a relative newcomer to the small village of Broslin. Still recovering from a heart transplant, she's living for the first time as a not-sick person. Tired of everyone taking care of her, she wants her own life, make her own decisions, do the things she's never been able to do before. Sparks fly when these two meet, taking them both by surprise. He still feels guilt over his wife's death and his lack of finding out who was responsible and she's not willing to give up her independence to a controlling man who wants only to protect her. I love the characters and how they treat each other. They're both bending over backwards to let each other work out their issues. And as Bing is investigating, he finds a connection from his wife's murder leading right to the woman he's falling in love with. And her life is now in danger. There are so many suspects .. especially when Bing finds other deaths related to the same company. The suspense is pretty stable from the very first ... plenty to keep the reader interested and engaged, wanting to see what happens next. My thanks to the author who furnished a digital copy in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.
LindaTownsend More than 1 year ago
This book will keep you on the edge of your seat! The only woman he could ever love has a secret he could never forgive. DEATHTRAP by Dana Marton was another fantastic romantic thriller from Dana Marton! This was Bing's and Sophie's story. Bing has figured prominently in the other books I've read, so I was thrilled to see him finally get his own happy-ever-after. DEATHTRAP is a book that you will want to read in one sitting. I had to stay home from work to finish it as I wouldn't have been able to concentrate on work until I had - so plan your time to read it accordingly! All the books in Dana's Broslin Creek series work well as standalones if that is your druthers. There are interconnected characters and the series shares the setting of small town Broslin Creek. I have read the series out of order and thoroughly enjoyed every book. A little about the hero and heroine: Ethan Bing is Broslin's Chief of Police and Sophie Curtis is a heart transplant recipient. Bing's wife was murdered two years ago. Her death is still unsolved. Signs point to Sophie having been been selected as the killer's next victim. There is an undeniable attraction between Bing and Sophie, but will it be enough to thwart her slayer? This book will keep you guessing throughout. I won't give anything away, but I will say that I would never have predicted the ending in a thousand years. My full review is posted at Reading Between The Wines Book Club. Please check it out there. 4 1/2 Wine Glasses!
nataschajaffa More than 1 year ago
This is the third book in Dana Marton’s Broslin Creek series. At 177 pages, it was a fast-paced, gripping romantic suspense that I just couldn’t put down. I was instantly taken with the set up concerning the heroine’s trials and fell even harder for the hero’s circumstances surrounding the murder of his wife. Despite Sophie Curtis’s medical issues, a controlling ex-boyfriend, and a helicopter mother, she’s determined to get her through the frightening reality of starting her life over as an independent woman. New heart. New house. New life. She stands up for herself to prove she can, takes matters into her own hands when things go south, and holds her own against every person in her life who thinks she’s still a “sick girl.” The one hiccup I found with this character is that she doesn’t seem to take anything very seriously. Maybe that’s her new lease on life talking, but when there’s someone peeking through my windows or my life is in danger, I’d listen to the hot cop telling me to stay inside. Captain Ethan Bing is all Alpha male. But he’s not controlling in that he realizes his heroine needs to discover herself on her own rather than be protected all the time. I honestly loved this hero to pieces. His wife’s unsolved murder is the perfect backstory, yet didn’t hold the hero back from finding new love with Sophie, which I appreciated. I really enjoyed Marton’s insight into investigative procedure, crime scenes, and law enforcement personnel. Every word on the page felt authentic and real as though this author had once been a cop in another life. 5 stars.
ssmommie75TB More than 1 year ago
Deathtrap is an incredibly enjoyable book.  All the twists and turns made for an excellent page turner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dana Marton has done it again with Deathtrap. This book was really enjoyable. In fact, I had a hard time putting it  down. I couldn't figure out who the killer was before she revealed him (or her) till the end. I was looking forward to  reading Bin'gs story and it was well worth waiting for. I can't wait to read Deathtrap.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story. Bought it and read it in one day. Just could not put it down. Will definitely read this author again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A new author to me - really enjoyed it. Waiting for the next book in the trilogy.
Sheilag2367 More than 1 year ago
WOW!!! Finishing one of Ms. Marton's novels just compels me to buy another!! I started this book at bedtime last night and actually considered calling in sick so I could complete it!! Sophia and Bing are such fascinating characters and their story so compelling and suspenseful that I didn't want to stop until I knew who was the "who dunit"! I love this series and the people of Broslin and of course the Broslin PD rocks ( and "Peaches" too)!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly entertaining and an easy read. This book has it all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
574 pages........this is a interesting book easly kept my interest from start to finish. Murder mystery with pleasant romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Of found a new author to read! Wonderful character developement, and enough action to keep the pace fast.
macti More than 1 year ago
This was a new author for me and needless to say, I was NOT disappointed. She ranks right up there with some of my favorite authors, Alex Kava, Tess Gerritsen etc.. This is the second in the series, I have not read the first one, but I didn't see that I might have missed something from a previous book. I hope the next installments will have a mention of these characters so I can see how life is going for them.
celticmaggie More than 1 year ago
Ding!Ding! Ding! Dana has won herself a prize for another great story. I don't know where her ideas come from but she is wonderful about making them come alive. Her characters make you want to invite them into your home for dinner. Her plots are complex yet she makes them flow seamlessly and make sense. This one isn't quite as grizzly as Deathscape was. That story about tore me apart. There are emotional highs, emotional lows (that make you want to say Stupid) and lots of police action to keep you on your toes. Please don't pass on this book. You will be sorry. Her books are better and better the more she writes. Add this one to your library.