He Kills Me, He Kills Me Not

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Four years ago, Amanda Stockton wasforced to play a serial killer?s twisted game ofchance. Since then, she has retreated from the world, bearing the scar from her ordeal and theburden of a terrible secret. But when anotherwoman is found dead, clutching a long-stemmedred rose, Amanda knows she can hide no longer.

If there were any other way, Chief Logan Richards would never ask the only surviving victimfor help. But it?s clear this killer will not bestopped and Amanda is the only...

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Overview

Four years ago, Amanda Stockton wasforced to play a serial killer’s twisted game ofchance. Since then, she has retreated from the world, bearing the scar from her ordeal and theburden of a terrible secret. But when anotherwoman is found dead, clutching a long-stemmedred rose, Amanda knows she can hide no longer.

If there were any other way, Chief Logan Richards would never ask the only surviving victimfor help. But it’s clear this killer will not bestopped and Amanda is the only link. Torn between catching a madman and winning the trust of thewoman he’s come to love, Logan is caught in adangerous game with Amanda. And there’s noguarantee they’ll come out on top.

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Editorial Reviews

Eileen Rendahl
“Chilling from the first scene on. Diaz has crafted the kind of tense psychological thriller that’s impossible to put down.”
Margaret Carroll
“It’s all there. . .sizzling love scenes and a shivery good thrill ride.”
Long and Short Romance Reviews (5 Books)
“The characters are well rounded, the romance is spicy, and the mystery is riveting. I highly recommend He Kills Me, He Kills Me Not to fans of romantic suspense.”
(5 Books) - Long and Short Romance Reviews
"The characters are well rounded, the romance is spicy, and the mystery is riveting. I highly recommend He Kills Me, He Kills Me Not to fans of romantic suspense."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062115775
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/6/2011
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 602,902
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Daphne du Maurier Award winner Lena Diaz is the author of the popular Nursery Rhyme series for Avon Books. A former computer programmer, she lives in Northeast Florida with her husband and two children. Lena is a TV and movie junkie, preferring crime dramas like Criminal Minds and NCIS.

Lena is currently writing the next installment of the Nursery Rhyme series to add to earlier books He Kills Me, He Kills Me Not; Simon Says Die; and this novel, Ashes, Ashes, They All Fall Dead.

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  • Posted August 8, 2011

    Gripping

    He Kills Me, He Kills Me Not is absolutely gripping.

    The novel opened with a chilling account of the serial killer positioning the body of his latest victim. Even more distressing, Ms. Diaz hinted that the killer is someone in law enforcement. I love a good mystery and was hooked instantly. I had to discover the killer's identity and how he would be caught. Ms. Diaz created a sense of urgency that had me racing through the pages seeking the answers.

    Ms. Diaz certainly knows her way around a good mystery. The list of suspects was small. I was constantly evaluating and reevaluating several of the secondary characters wondering if their pleasant demeanor was merely a mask hiding a killer. Ms. Diaz left tantalizing clues throughout the story, and I was able to piece some of them together. However, I can honestly say I was surprised when the last piece of the puzzle clicked into place.

    Amanda is easily one of the strongest heroines I've had the pleasure of reading about. After facing the serial killer years ago, Amanda's physical injuries have healed, but her emotional and mental wounds are still bleeding. I admire the courage it took for her to agree to help the police. As if facing the nemesis of her past wasn't enough, Amanda also finds herself falling in love with Logan. Ms. Diaz did an excellent job of depicting Amanda's desire for Logan as well as her fear of being vulnerable. As Amanda and Logan explore their feelings for each other, it was a pleasure watching Amanda's wounds begin to heal.

    Logan is the perfect hero for Amanda. He's strong, caring, protective, and loyal. Despite his tough exterior, Logan has some scars of his own. He made a terrible mistake when he was a rookie cop that still haunts him. Logan is determined to never make a mistake on the job again. His drive is certainly admirable, but his single minded focus blinds him to the simple pleasures in life, including Amanda's obvious affection for him. Logan and Amanda had some truly tender moments, but they also had some bitter arguments stemming from their stubborn streaks. I found myself wanting to smack both of them at times. Logan and Amanda were talking to each other, but neither was really hearing what the other had to say. The push and pull of their dynamic relationship added an interesting dimension to the story that was every bit as compelling as the mystery Logan was trying to solve.

    In addition to weaving an excellent mystery and creating well rounded characters, Ms. Diaz also made excellent use of descriptive language. "The sweet music of her screams echoed in his mind as he inhaled the lavender-scented shampoo he'd selected for her. He sat cross-legged on the carpet of pine needles, stroking her hair, his fingers sliding easily through the silky brown mass he had washed and brushed." After reading these two sentences, I had goose bumps. The crimes of the serial killer are truly gruesome, and it would have been easy to go over the top with the description of his atrocities. However, Ms. Diaz did a great job of providing just enough detail to make the hair on the back of my neck stand up, but stopped short of revealing so much that I felt sick. It is a fine line that Ms. Diaz walked very well.

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    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2014

    Spellbound

    It captures you from the beginning and keeps you guessing to the end.

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  • Posted August 19, 2013

    I loved this story. The descriptions of everything make you feel

    I loved this story. The descriptions of everything make you feel a part of it. The characters are great. A fast and easy ready with lots of mystery. I highly recommend this book. I loved the storyline and this book was very well written. Although this book was non-fiction, the characters seemed so real to me and everything came together at the end. If you like mystery, drama and a good climax.....this book is for you!!


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  • Posted May 12, 2013

    Great suspense! 5 stars I just finished reading He Kills Me, He

    Great suspense! 5 stars
    I just finished reading He Kills Me, He Kills Me not by Lena Diaz.
    Since I started to read romances, I had put away thrillers.... and what a nice surprise!
    I discovered a romance with a plot filled with suspense.
    This is the second book that I read written by this author, my first read
    of hers was The Marshal's Witness, which I liked very much!
    This book is very well written and I will surely watch for her next book!
    Well, Ms. Diaz got me hooked back to reading more thrillers.

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    Posted March 10, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2013

    Lena Diaz is a fabulous story teller!

    This story touched my heart. Lena Diaz really captured the pure essence of these chaaracters. Loved everything about this story!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    This book is a great book. It has only 243 pages. But it is wor

    This book is a great book. It has only 243 pages. But it is worth the money.

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  • Posted April 28, 2012

    highly recommenned

    This is a awesome book she is a great writer.

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  • Posted January 30, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    I thought the story was fast paced and the book was written so that it flowed easily for the reader. I liked the story line and ending !!! I wish the author went into more detail about one of the deceased characters (Dana Branson..
    The title caught me when I was searching for other murder/serial killer mysteries. What little information was given about the story hooked me in right away.

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  • Posted August 31, 2011

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    Great Read, Great Writing

    Awesome debut novel. I loved the relationship between Amanda and Logan. I love how they both started out so wounded and then found and healed each other. Their characters rang true and I completely believe they'll live happily every after :-)

    As for the crime/mystery that, too, was wrought with a delicate hand. The killer was not revealed until the very end, the procedural descriptions weren't overdone but were very authentic, and the killer's POV scenes gave me shivers but not nightmares -- a perfect not-over-the-top balance for me.

    I can't wait to read Lena's next book, and I'm not even a mystery fan first! Well done.

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  • Posted August 12, 2011

    What a great book!

    I enjoyed this book tremendously! I consider myself a mystery snob because I can usually figure out the clues and the "who dun it" pretty quickly. This book kept me guessing the entire time. I especially appreciated the fact that the explicit language was kept to a minimum in this novel. Keep up the great work! I can't wait to read the next one!

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  • Posted August 10, 2011

    A MUST Read

    I just want to say, I LOVED THIS BOOK! In my humble opinion, Lena, you are going to go far in your writing career! Congratulations on a job well done! (Hurry and finish the next one...........I tried to savour HKMHKMN, but became so engrossed I had to hurry and finish it and what a finish it was!) Rating: 5 books

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