Love You to Death

Love You to Death

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by Shannon K. Butcher
     
 

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Delicate, expressive hands...long, graceful legs...One man is looking for his perfect woman--and he'll stop at nothing until he finds her.

LOVE YOU TO DEATH

It's been days since reporter Elise McBride has heard from her sister, Ashley. She's convinced Ashley has met with some kind of foul play, especially when she learns that bodies of other

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Delicate, expressive hands...long, graceful legs...One man is looking for his perfect woman--and he'll stop at nothing until he finds her.

LOVE YOU TO DEATH

It's been days since reporter Elise McBride has heard from her sister, Ashley. She's convinced Ashley has met with some kind of foul play, especially when she learns that bodies of other missing women have surfaced in and around Chicago--all victims of a brutal serial killer. Convinced her sister is still alive, Elise vows to risk everything to save her...

The last thing ex-cop Trent Brady needs is more blood on his hands. Yet when he catches Elise breaking into her sister's house, full of reckless determination and fear, he knows she needs his help. But just as desire ignites between them, a twisted madman sets his sights on Elise. Hell-bent on possessing her for himself, this psychopath won't rest until he has his perfect woman.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Fans of romantic suspense are used to glossing over gruesomeness in a fast-paced story, but this macabre effort from Butcher (No Escape) offers only a tired plot and characters to balance the revolting details of serial killer Gary Maitland's escapades. Reporter Elise McBride, worried because she has not heard from her irresponsible sister, Ashley, breaks into Ashley's house for clues and is inevitably discovered by Trent Brady, the handsome but burnt-out ex-cop from across the. Ashley has been kidnapped by Gary, who slices body parts off his victims while they're still alive, and it's the usual race against time as Elise and Trent team up to find Ashley before Gary dismembers her. Their sizzling passion helps them tame personal demons and confront the killer, but the romance is soon buried under gore and clichés.
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From the Publisher
RAVE REVIEWS FOR SHANNON BUTCHER AND NO ESCAPE:"

Top pick! A clever premise and a creepy, yet eerily sympathetic killer keep the threat factor high...This one has high-octane thrills with top-notch drama!"
Romantic Times BOOKreviews Magazine"

A story that is edgy and intense...a sizzling romance...Make yourself confortable and turn on the light—once you start reading No Escape, you'll not want to put it down until the very last page."
—Romance Reviews Today"

A tautly written romantic thriller, chilling in premise with a thrilling secondary plot and sensual romance to entice readers from page one."
—Fresh Fiction

NO CONTROL:
"Top pick!...This second outing provides ample evidence that Butcher is on the fast track to becoming a major presence in the romantic suspense genre. Chilling plotlines and layered characters add serious punch to this thriller!"
Romantic Times BOOKreviews Magazine"

Tense, fast-paced...Lana's PTSD and quiet strength are believable and gut-wrenching...Their chemistry is excellent...Butcher is in control."
Publishers Weekly

NO REGRETS:
"Shannon K. Butcher's No Regrets marks an amazing debut...an absolute must read. This is a real page-turner—romantic suspense at its very best!"
—Mariah Stewart, New York Times bestselling author "

Action, adventure and romance with as many twists and turns as a roller coaster ride."
—Cindy Gerard, USA Today bestselling author "

Top pick!...A promising new talent who wastes no time getting gritty has just joined the romantic suspense world...Butcher is a first-rate find!"
Romantic Times BOOKreviews Magazine on No Regrets

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446558785
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
256,627
File size:
508 KB

Meet the Author

Shannon K. Butcher learned to write from her husband, bestselling author Jim Butcher, as she helped him with his stories. Soon she found the idea of creating he own too compelling to resist and, after too many years workign as an industrial engineer, gladly left that career to write full time. Shannon lives in Missouri with her husband and son, where conversations at the dinner table are more often about fictional things than things that actually happened. You can contact her at her website, www.shannonkbutcher.com.

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Love You to Death 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Lynn1982 More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was EXCELLENT. I was so caught up in the story that a couple of hours had passed and I was shocked. I couldn't put the book down until I finished and had to order pizza for dinner because I didn't make anything. WELL worth my time and I'm so excited to find a new author. I'm ordering her next book to my Kindle now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First book with this author, had to stop reading at times very intense, great story, hot ...... will read more of hers!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Had to skip over parts or it. Forced myself to finish it hoping to get rid of the unsettling feeling. Way too much detail of the endless horrors.
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Synopsis: International journalist Elise McBride flies from Hong Kong back to the Midwest deeply worried about her artist sister Ashley. Ashley and Elise share the same beautiful looks, but while Elise is practical and responsible, Ashley is creative and flighty. So flighty that the local police don't take Elise's missing person complaint seriously. But Elise is able to convince Ashley's neighbor, ex-cop Trent Brady. Though Trent suffers from post traumatic stress, he has confidence in his investigative skills and finds himself strangely protective of Elise. Together Trent and Elise enter the dangerous underbelly to search for clues to Ashley's disappearance. With a serial killer on the loose, the stakes have risen and Elise must decide how best to trap her sister's captor. Review: If you're looking for a romantic thriller and an escapist read, Love You To Death will not disappoint. The two lead characters, Trent and Elise, are interesting and sympathetic - you feel a connection to them. Building on each scene, Shannon K. Butler weaves the plot to a dramatic climax. This is my first time to read a Shannon K. Butler book and I am looking forward to reading more by her! Publisher: Forever (October 1, 2009), 400 pages. Review copy provided by the publisher.