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Hunt the Dawn
     

Hunt the Dawn

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by Abbie Roads
 

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"Dark and delicious."—Kerrelyn Sparks, New York Times bestselling author on Race the Darkness

Out of darkness and danger
You can't hide your secrets from Lathan Montgomery-he can read your darkest memories. And while his special abilities are invaluable in the FBI's hunt for a serial killer, he has no

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"Dark and delicious."—Kerrelyn Sparks, New York Times bestselling author on Race the Darkness

Out of darkness and danger
You can't hide your secrets from Lathan Montgomery-he can read your darkest memories. And while his special abilities are invaluable in the FBI's hunt for a serial killer, he has no way to avoid the pain that brings him. Until he is drawn to courageous, down-on-her-luck Evanee Brown and finds himself able to offer her something he's never offered another human being: himself.

Dawns a unique and powerful love
Nightmares are nothing new to Evanee Brown. But once she meets Lathan, they plummet into the realm of the macabre. Murder victims are reaching from beyond the grave to give Evanee evidence that could help Lathan bring a terrifying killer to justice. Together, they could forge an indomitable partnership to thwart violence, abuse, and death-if they survive the forces that seek to tear them apart.

Fatal Dreams series:
Race the Darkness (Book 1)
Hunt the Dawn (Book 2)

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
10/31/2016
The pursuit of a serial killer becomes a twisted, macabre trip in Roads’s gritty, fantastical second Fatal Dreams romantic thriller (after Race the Darkness). Lathan Montgomery is an FBI consultant with a genetic anomaly that burdens him with the power to read people’s emotions through their scent. He’s currently tracking a serial killer nicknamed the Strategist, a quest that has brought him to rural Ohio. Waitress Evanee Brown survived a harsh childhood with her sexually abusive mother and stepfamily. Evanee suffers from nightmares, born of trauma, that turn even more ominous as the ghosts of the Strategist’s victims reach out to her through a parallel universe. Lathan and Evanee, caught up in the serial killer’s orbit, become lovers, with a powerful physical connection that’s tied to a Native American spirit. Roads’s grim novel has ample suffering; it largely succeeds as a fantasy of good versus evil, but its heavy-handed depravity becomes tedious as the story progresses, and readers may look askance at the use of Lathan’s paranormal abilities to balance out his hearing impairment. (Dec.)
From the Publisher
"a dark and intense romance that pulls no punches and offers plenty of mind-bending twists" - RT Book Reviews

"The pursuit of a serial killer becomes a twisted, macabre trip in Roads's gritty, fantastical second Fatal Dreams romantic thriller" - Publishers Weekly

"Roads continues her suspenseful, paranormal Fatal Dreams series, begun by Race the Darkness (2016), delving deeper into the mystical forces that keep Lathan and Evanee together. Though both are loners at heart, they find themselves drawn together by their powers and something more, an older force that neither can deny." - Booklist

"You might need a night light for a little while after reading this but it is well worth it." - Fresh Fiction

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781492639206
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
12/06/2016
Series:
Fatal Dreams , #2
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
321,313
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.20(d)

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Meet the Author

Abbie Roads is a mental health counselor known for her blunt, honest style of therapy. By night she writes dark, emotional novels, always giving her characters the happy ending she wishes for all her clients. Her novels have finaled in RWA contests including the Golden Heart. Race the Darkness is the first book in the Fatal Dreams series of dark, gritty romantic suspense with a psychological twist.

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Hunt the Dawn 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Suze-Lavender 12 days ago
Evanee's life is terrible. Her stepbrother Junior has decided she's his and he isn't afraid to claim the rights he thinks he has. No matter how hard Evanee fights, she can't stop him. He's a threat that is always there. That changes when she meets Lathan. He helps her when she's in a difficult situation. He's fiercely protective and he's a lot stronger than Junior. Lathan wants to take Evanee home with him and he'd like her to stay, but how well does he really know her and does she feel the same about him? Evanee and Lathan have a calming effect on each other and when they are together they feel like the world is finally right. Evanee's dealing with her family and Lathan is after a dangerous serial killer. He has a special ability that makes him invaluable when it comes to tracking criminals. Will they be able to battle evil together when everything threatens to go badly wrong for both of them and is their bond really indestructible? Hunt the Dawn is a gripping story about two very special people. Lathan has a rough exterior, but he has a good heart. When he finds Evenee he cares for her immediately and while he's got plenty of strength he also has a wonderful gentle and sweet side. Evenee is traumatized, but she's a fighter and she's determined to live. I admired her courage and resilience. Lathan is amazed by her bravery combined with softness and a delicious scent and it's endearing to see how much he cares about her and wants her in his life. Evenee and Lathan could use some love and kindness. What happened to them in the past made my heart ache. They have plenty of obstacles to overcome and they always face them head-on, which is an admirable quality. They are perfect for one another and have a tender connection, combined with plenty of sparks and deep feelings, which is something I absolutely loved. Abbie Roads writes about interesting characters with special abilities. She combines true love with plenty of adrenaline rushes. I love her stories because she makes me feel the emotions she's writing about. Her stories are action-packed, but they also have a deep emotional layer. Her characters have a lot to figure out and it's a fantastic process to witness. Lathan and Evenee's story is compelling, fascinating, gripping and incredibly romantic.
semckitrick 17 days ago
You know you’re reading a good book when you read it fast. The book is labeled romantic suspense, but it could easily be called romantic horror. Lots of dark and spooky stuff happens (and I LOVE spooky stuff) with two people you just want to be together.
Anonymous 3 months ago
REAL READER ITS 12:00am should have been to bed couldn't stop reading Finished it but wished it went on and on. Preordered the next even thou it was 8$$ hope it is just as good.
Ingridsbookblog 5 months ago
Ay mama mia!! Ay mama mia!!! Abby Roads sure likes to write thrilling books, full of romance, and very dark moments!! The book, grabbed me right from the beginning, It might be that now that I know Abbie, I love her books, or that I knew it would not disappoint, but let me tell you, the book delivered!!! In this journey, we have Lathaniel Montgomery, a guy thats had it rough since childhood, because he can’t be with many people, and he can't touch anything because it triggers his SM, he has an extraordinary sense of smell, it is so developed, that by smell he can actually see memories of people. Can you imagine suddenly being thrown in the memories of other people?? He has been an Ace up the FBIs sleeve, because he helps them with cold cases, but he has a very secluded life. In addition to his SM, he is almost deaf because of a trauma he suffered as a child. Lathaniel has been following and trying to stop a serial killer, “the Strategist” but hasn’t been able to catch him or a break. And we have Evanee Brown, or as she is called throughout the book Honey! She has the most horrifying nightmares, except they are not ordinary, she can bring back certain items with her when she wakes up. Suddenly life throws them together and something new for both of them happens… they find home!!! The problem is, other people are not so happy, and their pasts hunts them….. Can they overcome and survive? Can they even overcome death??? This book has it all, this series is dark, thrilling and compelling! I really can't wait to read the next one…
ReadYourWrites 6 months ago
Hunt the Dawn is the second book in Abbie Roads’ Fatal Dreams series. You do not have to read the first book, Race the Darkness, to understand this one. There are some overlapping characters but their relationships are clearly explained so you don’t really feel like you missed something that happened earlier. The hero in this book was only mentioned briefly in the previous book. Lathaniel “Lathan” Montgomery collaborates with the FBI on special cases. He does this because he has such an extraordinary sense of smell that he can actually smell your memories. While he is trying to catch a prolific serial killer, Lathan comes across a damsel in distress named Evanee Brown. He rescues her when she is about to be assaulted by her own stepbrother. Although his special ability has always came with a certain level of pain, he notices that when he is around Evanee his world is calm. Conversely, Lathan seems to have a similar effect on Evanee. As they spend more time together, it becomes apparent that Evanee has her own gifts that manifest while she is in a dream state. Together, Lathan and Evanee inadvertently garner the attention of the very serial killer that Lathan has been trying to capture. As he tries to keep her safe, the couple fall in love and establish a bond that can’t be broken. I really enjoyed Hunt the Dawn. After reading the first one, I was concerned that I may be disappointed since there are similar themes. I was pleasantly surprised. The characters had a lot of depth and it was interesting to see how their unique gifts had an affect on them and their families. I was hoping that the author would write a third book but I think this may be it for this series. I may just have to see what else Abbie Roads has to offer. **Received a copy of the book for Sourcebooks Casablanca and voluntarily reviewed.**
Anonymous 7 months ago
Kept my attention
PennySparkles 8 months ago
4 “disturbing and gorily fantastic” Stars Was I eager to get my hands on this next installment of the Fatal Dreams series? I sure was. Was I worried how much more disturbing Hunt the Dawn would turn out to be? Heck yes. And it was, very much so. It was also just as good and engaging and I couldn’t put it down until I was on the last page. Because of a genetic anomaly in his olfactory center, Lathan can’t touch or be near anyone or the things they’ve touched without getting bombarded by their deepest most twisted memories. After many years, he finally managed to control this and uses it to help the FBI solve cold cases. Now, he believes he’s on the trail of a serial killer no one else knows exists and he’s set on proving the psycho’s presence. It could be said Evanee has had a pretty horrible childhood and her early adulthood is not turning out too much better. Until Lathan happens to pass by her on a deserted road just as she is being attacked by her stepbrother. In that instant, Evanee and Lathan connect and soon, to both their astonishment, become inseparable. For once Evanee feels safe, something that has not happened since before she was 5 years old. Lathan’s ability doesn’t seem to work on Evanee making her the first person he can be around and touch without being overcome by visions. Now all they want is to be left alone to explore their blossoming relationship. Unfortunately, they not only have to worry about Evanee’s abusive family, now a serial killer who thought himself untraceable is set on learning their secrets. Evanee’s nightmares, usually bad, suddenly become much more real as she begins to bring back physical evidence of crimes recently committed so things take a turn for the macabre. Or macabrer. While Race the Darkness dealt with delusional religious crazy psychos, Hunt the Dawn has your run of the mill crazy sociopath who kills without compunction. There’s also a lot more gore in this one especially when Evanee’s dreams are filled with mutilated victims that talk to her. There is a lot of blood and creepy details, so if you’re weak-stomached you need to keep that in mind. Additionally, a possible trigger for some is the fact that the story touches sexual abuse of children. While there’s no explicit scene, there is more than one instance where it takes place, and Evanee is physically harmed more than once. Both Evanee and Lathan had very difficult pasts, but the fortitude they show, and the fact that they themselves are not crazy psychos says a lot about them. I really loved them as a couple, from the very beginning they took care of and protected each other. I found Lathan’s approach to their relationship adorable, and yes, I realize I’m saying I found something adorable amidst blood, gore and the general disturbingness of the story. That’s why I’m crazy in awe of Ms. Roads and her writing skills. Hunt the Dawn is a fantastic thriller that’ll keep you on edge from start to finish. It’s an incredible testament to human fortitude and a sweet love story between two broken people with the ability to heal and complete each other. Do I dare ask for more from this author? Absolutely… I just need to prepare myself. *I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book*
Crystal61 8 months ago
This is the second in the series but the first that I have read. I felt that the psychic/paranormal aspects of this story were different. The story took a bit to understand what was going on with the abilities, but the main story about Evanee and her past, Lathan and his work and past, and how the two belong together kept me turning the pages. I would have preferred Evanee to be a little stronger, but Lathan's acceptance of her in his life was great. All he wanted to do was take care of her. I recommend this story and will check out other books by Abbie Roads. I received a copy of this story through Netgalley, and this is my unsolicited review.
Anonymous 9 months ago
I bought it for the cover and stayed for Lathan and Evanee. Lathan consults for the FBI in its tracking of serial killers, mostly cold cases where his unique ability as a sort of human bloodhound helps him tie crime to criminal by memories tied to scent. I've never really seen this gift/curse in a book unless it's in its feral form from a shifter, but it makes sense here. Evanee is working a dead end waitress job, daily facing down the lustful gazes of her mostly trucker customers, saving her money to get the heck out of town and out of the clutches of her stepbrother. This book doesn't pull any punches about Evanee's traumatic past and the sexual attacks she suffered at the hands of a family member which were ignored by her mother. Although, Lathan is a complete stranger to her when he rescues her from yet another attack by her stepbrother, she goes with him willingly. And though Lathan has kept himself isolated because of the nature of his talent, his need to protect this woman is at once incomprehensible and impossible to deny. Yes, there is a mystery and a sickly twisted serial killer, but the draw is the vulnerability of the main couple and their twin battles to overcome their pasts.
gigiluvsbooks 9 months ago
Out of darkness and danger... You can’t hide your secrets from Lathan Montgomery—he can read your darkest memories. And while his special abilities are invaluable in the FBI’s hunt for a serial killer, he has no way to avoid the pain that brings him. Until he is drawn to courageous, down-on-her-luck Evanee Brown and finds himself able to offer her something he’s never offered another human being: himself. Dawns a unique and powerful love Nightmares are nothing new to Evanee Brown. But once she meets Lathan, they plummet into the realm of the macabre. Murder victims are reaching from beyond the grave to give Evanee evidence that could help Lathan bring a terrifying killer to justice. Together, they could forge an indomitable partnership to thwart violence, abuse, and death—if they survive the forces that seek to tear them apart. Review: A truly unique and inventive story! I was originally drawn in by the blurb and interesting cover, but the story was so well written and exciting that it kept me on the edge of my seat until the end. It almost reminds me of a Dean Koontz novel where the main characters have a little something more going on with them. In this case Lathan can smell your memories and Evanee dreams of dead people and brings back mementos from the victims. Lathan and Evanee are such tortured characters, but so strong and fighters, I really like that about them. I quite enjoyed the whole mythos behind why they are drawn to protect each other. Of course, there are bad guys galore in this story, abusive step-brother, father and a serial killer that keep Evanee and Lathan in danger and watching over each other. At times the romance between Evanee and Lathan is sweet and touching, other times very hot and sexy. I had not read this Author before or even the first book in the series, but since I loved this book I will be going back for more! Excellent romantic suspense! 5Stars *I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this book provided by the publisher.*
babraann 9 months ago
Excellent Author + Excellent writing = Excellent story! Lathan has a special power to help and work closely with the FBI. Evanee’s nightmares are real and she possess another power . Together, can these two lonely hearts fight evil and help each other in the process? By learning more about Lathan and Evanee, and their past, you can’t help but fall in love with them. And, I want to hug Lathan’s dog, Little Man so much! This story grabs you from the very first page, drags you in and holds you captive until you’ve read the last page (and then some). Abbie Roads tells another exciting, gritty, frightening , romantic suspense story. Her writing is so descriptive you find yourself believing the unbelievable and wondering if that can really happen. The description of how Lathan feels when Evanee touches him for the first time is like pure poetry and melts your heart! While reading this story I felt so many emotions. At times I was shocked, gasping out loud, sighed and cried and my heart ached for these two . This book leaves you breathless and speechless. My idea of an excellent read!
closkot 9 months ago
My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!! ***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!! The cover is mysterious and haunting all at the same time intriguing you into picking up the book! I won a copy of this book in paperback, but I loved the book so much that I bought the ebook too to support the author. This is the 2nd book in the series. It is for adults only due to the graphic scenes as well as the steamy scenes. Abbie has quickly found her way onto my favorites list for go to author’s for awesome reads. I can’t even put into words all the emotions and the depths each book goes into with layer upon layer of mysteries and plot. She has paranormal with murder mystery suspense, romance mixed with myth, and so much more. This is Lathan’s story, and you are briefly introduced to him in the first book. I recommend reading both books in order because it definitely enriches reading book 2. Evanee and Lathan both have major stories all by themselves. This book was just as surprising as book 1 was with the twists and turns along the way which I wasn’t able to predict which is always a lovely surprise. I don’t want to give anything away, so you just have to read it and see for yourself. I highly recommend this book and series to adults who love murder mysteries mixed with paranormal elements, myths, and romance! This book has it all! Don’t miss reading it!
Sandy-thereadingcafe 9 months ago
HUNT THE DAWN is the second installment in Abbie Roads’s contemporary, adult FATAL DREAMS paranormal, romance series. This is FBI consultant Lathan Montgomery, and waitress Evanee Brown’s story line. HUNT THE DAWN can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story line is revealed where necessary. NOTE: HUNT THE DAWN contains graphic and implied scenarios of violence, torture, sexual and emotional abuse. Told from several third person points of view including Lathan and Evanee HUNT THE DAWN focuses on the hunt for a serial killer. Lathan is a special investigations consultant with the FBI and his latest assignment is the search for a serial killer whose number of victims is increasing at an alarming rate. Enter Evanee Brown, a young woman whose nightmares become tangible in the presence of our story line hero. What ensues is the building relationship between two people caught in the supernatural world of psychic abilities, and a psychopathic murderer. Lathan Montgomery suffers with debilitating scent memories -odors and smells trigger memories of the people around him. Along with the olfactory abnormality touch brings about another form of memory recall. Evanee’s abusive past is darkened by a familial connection that wants to rekindle the dark relationship. With her connection to Lathan Montgomery Evanee’s nightmares become real as our heroine connects with the serial killer’s victims. Lathan and Evanee together will protect one another from the approaching demons and a psychotic killer. We are introduced to Lathan’s friend and FBI partner Gill Garrison whose relationship with Lathan struggles as our hero finds solace in Evanee Brown. Lathan’s parents battle with their son’s idiosyncrasies; and Evanee’s past is out to destroy any semblance of love for our story line heroine. Xander Stone and Ileen Walker (Race the Darkness #1) play secondary characters. The requisite evil has many faces and names. HUNT THE DAWN is a dark and gritty story line; an emotional and moving story about two people on the periphery of ‘normal’ society whose abilities single them out from the ‘maddening’ crowd. The premise is intense and inventive; the characters are passionate and dynamic; the romance is intimate and fated. HUNT THE DAWN is a suspenseful and enthralling look into the mind of the supernatural, and a serial killer.
kahea46 9 months ago
***4 ‘What a hell of a ride’ Stars*** After finishing Race the Darkness I knew I was going to get my hands on the next book and knew that there would be a good dose of dark and crazy goodness going on, but I didn’t see all that coming at me and making it difficult to do a spoiler free review, but I will persevere...so here goes nothing. Much of the reason I wanted to get my hands on Hunt the Dawn was because of Lathan, who we meet in Race the Darkness. I wanted to know more about him and what the tat on his face was all about and I was not disappointed at all. He’s as complex as I thought he would be and then some. The unique way in which he can read memories is mind blowing and though he has come to accept them for what it is and maintain some control of it, he’s had to become something of a hermit in order to do it. There is a kindness to him that one wouldn’t expect considering what he’s been through, which was pretty damn horrific, and though he should be a cynic and mad at the world, he isn’t. To say Evanee is down-on-her-luck is an understatement, she never truly had a shot in hell, and yet she hasn’t given up on escaping the hell she’s living in and finding a slice of happiness. Even before finding out just how brutal her childhood was I loved Evanee’s fighting spirit and how she is world weary but her soul is still intact. She’s done what was needed to be done to keep herself safe and relatively sane and now that her dreams have found a way to merge with reality her inner strength is even more apparent. Lathan and Evanee’s journey had a lot of bumps in the road, most of which were dark and crazy and coming at them from outside influences, that ended up bringing them closer together rather than tearing them apart. Fate steps in and throws them into each other paths and though things do progress quickly it’s not an insta-love situation. It’s a mutual sense of protectiveness for the other and the feelings of being safe when in the other presence. Their unique abilities also connect them and it was quite fascinating to see just how they complimented each other. The writing was engaging and though there were spots that dragged a bit for me, I was fascinated by how everything played out with Lathan and Evanee’s relationship, their abilities and how the serial killer storyline was woven into the fabric of their story. If you didn’t read Race the Darkness you won’t be lost though the main characters from the book do make appearances in Hunt the Dawn. Also, this one has some pretty big triggers so if abuse of any kind is one of your triggers then you may want to tread carefully if you choose to read this book. ~ Copy received from the publisher via NetGalley and reviewed voluntarily ~
Amber_Ag 9 months ago
Lathan was an interesting man. I was intrigued by his power. I don’t think I’ve ever read anything like it and I like that it was a give and take with his power. Yes, he could see things beyond most people’s capabilities, but he suffered for it. He had to isolate himself to remain comfortable. Until Evanee helped control his power Lathan lived more with a curse than a gift. I’m glad that he had Gill to help him along and support him. Evanee had a truly horrific power. I don’t think there’s any way to see it as a gift. There’s more than mental anguish, but a terrible physical aspect to it that really makes what she experienced hit home. It added a horror element that I’m not used to reading in romantic suspense. And having to deal with that on top of her horrible family? She’s tough to have survived it all. Xander and Isleen made multiple appearances. It was nice to see them. The epilogue was perfect. A sweet and emotional end to their story.
BriAnn17 9 months ago
Yet again I am left speechless after reading this authors work. I said it before, and I will say it again, Abbie Roads has the something special that takes her from being a good author to a spectacular one. Hunt the Dawn went above and beyond my expectation and amazed me with how well the mix of paranormal, suspense, thriller, and romance could all come together. Evanee Brown has nothing except her car, her job at a rundown diner, and her place at a hotel that also rents rooms by the hour. She wants to leave town and leave behind her dark and painful past but she still has ties to the town and hasn't yet worked up the courage to leave. She immediately regrets that decision one night when her past comes back to haunt her. Well, until Lathaniel Montgomery comes to her rescue that is. She doesn't know what it is but with Lathan she feels safe for the first time in forever and she doesn't want to leave that feeling. And for Lathan, Evanee makes him feel protected and while around her, his abilities aren't as out of control as usual. But being together also brings out an ability Evanee didn't know she possessed and now her dreams are becoming way too real. My heart was absolutely breaking for these characters during some parts of this book and I loved that I felt such a strong connection to both of them. Reading about Lathan and Evanee felt like I was in a dream and watching everything that was going on. I honestly don't even think I can fully describe what this reading experience was like because this book truly did suck me in and took me for one crazy ride. The story was dark and a little twisted but also amazingly sweet and romantic. I will never know how Abbie was able to pull off mixing two very different things together and put them in the same book all while having it make sense. Sure suspense and romance goes together a lot, but this was more than that. It was raw and powerful and so intriguing I never wanted it to end. I loved the mix of the paranormal in this story and it definitely added the uniqueness to it. Lathan's ability to smell memories was something I've never read about before and it was fun to have something new to explore. I found Lathan very captivating and just when I thought I knew all there was to know about him I would be proved wrong by another secret popping up. There wasn't even just one thing about him that made me like his character so much, it was just him as a whole. Evanee, for me, was a good character but I did find myself wishing that I knew more about her. I liked that she was strong and didn't run when things got weird with Lathan and his abilities. The fact that she stuck around made me like her, but as previously stated, I did want to know more about her and her past. Though how she was in the present and how she reacted to everything going on is what drew me to her character. Bottom line, Hunt the Dawn is gripping and gritty, and something you need to read. Lathan and Evanee will grab on to your heart and not let go until the very last page, and it is the best reading experience I've had all year. It was like I felt everything they felt, and even the moments I thought my heart would actually break were worth it. Even with feeling like I needed more information on Evanee, I'm giving this book five stars. It's just that good.
Archaeolibrarian 9 months ago
We enter Hunt the Dawn at a conference where our main man, Lathan, is trying to speak to a specialist in order to catch a serial killer. Unfortunately, due to Lathan's special abilities, he is unable to remain. He drives off to his home, in search of the peace he knows he needs. While this is going on, we meet with Evanee, soon to be known as Honey. She's had a tough slot in life so far, but is doing the best she can with what she's got. Circumstances conspire (and not in a good way) to have these two together, and once they do the story really lifts off! We meet up with Isleen and Xander from book 1, which was a pleasure! To be fair though, and sorry to them!, but they weren't really 'needed' as Lathan and Honey's story was compelling reading. HOWEVER, with the addition of Xander and Isleen, and the help that they gave, it gave this story an edge; expanded on what was already brilliant, and gave it a tiny piece of extra sparkle. As always, this book was exceptionally well written, with no editing or grammatical errors to disrupt the reading flow. The pace is smooth, building up to the climax. There is a twist (sort of) at the end, but I loved that. I really can't recommend this book or series highly enough. Now I just need to know what is coming next from this amazing author. Merissa Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
SugarNSpice1 9 months ago
Dark and edgy thriller that incorporates paranormal along with the main characters being connected on a mythological base like the couple in the first book. The author sure likes to put uncomfortable story lines in her books. There are times when reading her stories that its a cross between being paranormal romantic suspense and straight horror. There are many sums that make up this story. We briefly met Lathan Montgomery in the first book. He was wrapped in mystery and I admit to being intrigued and wanted to know more about him. After a childhood spent in and out of mental institutions Lathan pretty much lives a life of isolation due to his gifts. He can smell the energy imprints of people's memories. He is currently working with his best friend Gill to try and find the serial killer the FBI has dubbed the Strategist. Evanee Brown has lived both a living nightmare and one in the dreamworld. When her past comes back to attack her, Lathan happens to be at the right place at the right time to save her. They have an immediate connection (per the mythological link) and Lathan immediately know he must protect her. There is a dual suspense story line with Evenee past and the Strategist both putting her in danger. I was turning the pages so fast that I couldnt believe when it ended. I wasnt ready for it to be over.