Ties That Bind (A Madison Knight Novel) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Detective Madison Knight concluded the case of a strangled woman an isolated incident. But when another woman’s body is found in a park killed with the same line of neckties, she realizes they’re dealing with something more serious.

Despite mounting pressure from the Sergeant and Chief to close the case even if it means putting an innocent man behind bars, and a partner who is more interested in saving his marriage than stopping a potential serial killer, Madison may have to go ...

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Ties That Bind (A Madison Knight Novel)

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Overview

Detective Madison Knight concluded the case of a strangled woman an isolated incident. But when another woman’s body is found in a park killed with the same line of neckties, she realizes they’re dealing with something more serious.

Despite mounting pressure from the Sergeant and Chief to close the case even if it means putting an innocent man behind bars, and a partner who is more interested in saving his marriage than stopping a potential serial killer, Madison may have to go it alone if there's not going to be another victim.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011342622
  • Publisher: Carolyn Arnold
  • Publication date: 5/25/2011
  • Series: Madison Knight , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,055
  • File size: 612 KB

Meet the Author

Carolyn Arnold had a love for writing back in her teen years, but her passion was reignited in 2006 when a fellow employee said, "tell me a story". Since then, Carolyn has written 9 novels, 2 short stories, 1 novella, and has plans for many more.Her Madison Knight series has become an international best-seller. Set in the fictional city of Stiles, the series is designed as a standalone, which means you can read these books out of order and still pick up on the series' characters and the storyline. The series follows Major Crimes Detective Madison Knight who is fueled by determination to find justice for the victims. She is a strong, independent female amidst a career dominated by men. If you love a female protagonist lead, she invites you to meet Madison for yourself. Three novels in the series are currently available: Ties that Bind, Justified, and Sacrifice. Watch the author website for updates.Carolyn has also written Eleven, an FBI thriller, which follows a team of four while they try to stop a serial killer from reaching his eleventh victim. Eleven was noted as a recommended read on The Examiner's "Top 12 Fiction Books of 2011". She is also pleased to announce that the characters of Eleven will be back! Watch the author website for updates.Carolyn was born in 1976 in a rural town of Ontario, Canada. She currently lives with her husband, and two beagles in a city near the well-known Canadian center Toronto.For the latest news on upcoming releases, please visit: carolynarnold.net/
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2012

    New female detective to round up the bad guys

    Ties that Bind is a great detective novel. If you are looking for a good crime mystery series with intriguing and likable characters that you can get attached to, and a storyline that keeps you guessing and turning pages, this is it.

    15 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2011

    The unexpected is what you'll find in this CSI novel.

    The author has developed a plot with surprising twists that create a rich texture to keep the reader invested. The interpersonal dynamics between the protagonist and others is interesting, funny, and engaging. Arnold is skilled in accurately writing crime scene investigations down to the seemingly smallest details; it's these details, however, that become the backbone of the story, revealing the unexpected.

    10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 3, 2014

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    Better-Than-Average Detective Story

    I like a book that draws you in quickly and has engaging characters. This book did both, and also added some interesting twists and turns.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2013

    Great story

    I loved it. I couldnt put it down. It blew me away, the final twist, about the brothers was amazing, i always try in my mind to figure out who did it. But i didnt figure this, thats what made it great, i gave it 5 stars, because it was.
    Thank.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2014

    VERY REALISTI, QUITE ENJOYABLE

    Carolyn Arnold has developed a great plot,using realistic inner-wrkings of a police department, including all te ego trips by rank personnel who seemingly interfer with those who are trying to do a difficult job in a dangerous situation. Those even remotely knowledgable in police investigative work will see this from their workplace and immediately say "I know that person."
    If there is one shortcoming with this novel, it's that at times it seems to get a bit wordsy, areas where I skipped over initially, then had to go back to re-read because it was all part of the continuing plot development.
    Very enjoyable read ... it's packed with a great plot which takes a unique turn at the "11th hour." I assure you, anyone who enjoys a good mystery will enjoy this book. I did.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2014

    If you are one who likes a good police mystery this is a must read!!

    This was a nail biter police mystery from start to finish. I love reading books that make me think and try to solve the mystery before the author tells us. This book will put your detective skills to the test while also entertaining you. The pages will fly by and when you get to the end you will be saying --MORE -MORE -MORE!! Great work Ms. Arnold and looking forward to more Madison Knight Novels.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2014

    Not terrible

    This bugged me...especially because people are getting paid to edit the book. Two or three times she used the word "nada" as in zero or nothing. It was spelled NOTTA! idiots...

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 5, 2013

    Attention holding

    Easy read, but keeps you interested and guessing throughout.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2014

    Two things...

    Only two things bugged me: every other page says "matched eyes" - although I can figure out what the author meant, it doesn't really make sense. And NOTTA is spelled NADA!
    However, very good story and characters.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 2, 2014

    A fun book. The plot was interestingly handled with a nice littl

    A fun book. The plot was interestingly handled with a nice little twist at the end. I will definitely read more books by this author. 

    It was a pleasure to read a book with fairly few typos. A huge "Thank You!" to the author and proofreader for that!

    Some peculiar scenarios - such as a senior, experienced detective being sneered at by her boss and her junior partner for believing that one of the only two personal photographs in a victim's home is relevant. That just seemed silly and rather ridiculous to me. 




    The lead character is constantly looking into people's eyes ... I imagine that detectives actually do a little more investigating and a little less guessing answers by the looks in suspects' and witnesses' eyes. Plus she has some bee in her bonnet, that's brought up time after time, about clichés. I don't know if that was an effort to give her some character or some other reason, but it came across as disjointed to me. 




    Some aspects of the story were never fully wrapped up or explained, but it remained an enjoyable and satisfying read. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2013

    Poorly Written

    Story line may be good but it is very poorly written.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2013

    Excellent read

    I really enjoyed this page turner even though maddy is quite pushy and selfcentered. Overall i thoroughly enjoyed it. I really got close to the characters and i like that in a good detective novel. Read it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2014

    Anonymous

    An excellent book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2014

    Enjoyed

    I didn't love the harsh way the detectives spoke to each other but otherwise really enjoyed this book. Good plot that wasn't a total surprise but still held my interest.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2014

    Good read!

    Good story that is hard to put down; some profanity but no sex-if it had been a totally clean read it would have five stars,loved the surprise ending

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2014

    Ties that bind

    I really enjoyed this book the ending was great i couldnt put it down

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2014

    Good book

    Very good book. Enjoyed reading it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2014

    Couldn't put it down!

    This was a great book! Very unexpected ending, thoroughly enjoybale

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2014

    Surprise

    I really like Maddy and her partner, Terry. I think Maddy is too hard on herself and others. Compliments from her are few, but she is still a likable character.
    What I really like is her determination to work and probe until she finds the real killer. The actual killer was a surprise. I enjoyed reading the book.
    After reading Ties That Bind, I am now reading Justified, the next book in the Madison Knight novels.

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  • Posted August 1, 2014

    highly recommended

    well written and well worth your time to read

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