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Untainted
     

Untainted

4.4 25
by Sarah Robinson
 

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The highly anticipated conclusion to the Top 10 Bestselling romantic suspense series by author Sarah Robinson, The Photographer Trilogy, answers every question from the first two books, and reveals truths no one saw coming. Untainted is the gripping conclusion to a unique story--can Derrick and Annie save Kate before it's too late?

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The highly anticipated conclusion to the Top 10 Bestselling romantic suspense series by author Sarah Robinson, The Photographer Trilogy, answers every question from the first two books, and reveals truths no one saw coming. Untainted is the gripping conclusion to a unique story--can Derrick and Annie save Kate before it's too late?

The infamous serial killer, known as the Photographer, is gone, but this time he has taken someone with him. Even though everyone finally knows his identity, he is still two steps ahead of them.

Someone is dead. Someone is missing. Kate Jackson is one of those two.

Derrick Kane finds himself teaming up with Annie, Kate's younger sister, in a desperate search for any clues that could lead them to the answers they need. Little did they realize that they would find a lot more than they had bargained for.

Every dirty secret from the past comes to light, and they are faced with the ultimate test of true love, and true heartbreak. When an innocent life is on the line, the cost of justice could be more than love can afford.

Not everyone makes it to the end of their love story.


NOTE: Untainted is the conclusion to The Photographer Trilogy and contains no cliffhangers.
DISCLAIMER: Due to violent and dark subject matter, this book is intended for 18+ years old.

Editorial Reviews

Amy ECB
"The author really loves making her readers take a massive emotional journey."
Riza MG
"This book is raw, gut-wrenching, nerve-racking, and most importantly empowering!"
Jessica C.
"Stunned and in LOVE! First book to send me on this many emotional roller coasters. The love story of Derrick and Kate is not like any other. Their struggles are real and you can feel it. I finished this book a few days ago and still having a book hangover. You will not be disappointed, that I promise. So thank you Sarah Robinson for an Epic finish to the perfect trilogy."
Lyndsie N.
"Sarah gives you the perfect amount of everything. You honestly feel like you're in an episode of any crime show out there."
Michelle H.
"I felt it all in this one, angst, love, hurt, pain, loss, healing, trust. Trust me, you do NOT want to miss this series!"

Product Details

BN ID:
2940150327047
Publisher:
Sarah Robinson
Publication date:
11/10/2014
Series:
The Photographer Trilogy , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
273
Sales rank:
858,623
File size:
418 KB

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Untainted: (Crime Romance: The Photographer Trilogy #3) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Aussiegirl29 More than 1 year ago
The final book in this gripping trilogy takes you on a roller coast of emotions - be warned a box of tissues is required on this journey but its so worth it. Like the other books Sarah Robinson has written it sucks you in and you can't stop reading until the book is done.  I had only planed to read the first chapter about 2 hours later I was done.  This was one book that was worth the 6 month wait. I can't wait to see what Sarah writes next on her new endeavours
MichelleeV More than 1 year ago
I was one of the lucky few who got to beta read for this AMAZING author! I've been waiting for this book for almost 6 months, and from the moment I read a few excerpts..... I was wanting MORE!!!! Let me tell you this book was hard for me to put down & when I had to I was sneaking back to read more!!! The story of Kate & Derrick goes through it's twists & turns & struggles of life, tradgedy & the strength to get back up when you have been kicked down. I went from intrigued & curious, to sad & then to straight out crying! But leave it to Sarah Robinson to not get the last laugh! You will love this amazing story of the struggles of some of the horrors of life but love conquers all in the end!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing! Finished the whole series in a weekend because I couldn't put it down!
b1ond1e25 More than 1 year ago
Sassy Southern Book Blog Review  The first thing I want to say is WOW! This author did her homework. It was amazing to read this series. Sarah Robinson went into great detail with each and ever scenario that came into play with these books. If you have ever been a victim of abuse you will need to be very carefully reading all 3 of the books in the series. I could see how it my trigger a flashback for some. But the author does go to great lengths to let her readers know this before the books even start. In the final conclusion the Photographer Series, you see Derrick and Annie have found someone they love dead and someone missing. It is unfortunately Annie and Katie's Uncle Lenny. Kate is missing and the clock is ticking to find her before she is murdered. I can't even really give that much of a review because it will give the story away. Derrick and Annie work together and locate who has Kate and where. When they do get to her everything happens in fast forward almost! What I did enjoy the most was the detail of the story. There were parts that had me feeling a little uneasy. I was in edge at times while reading. There were times that I did find myself skipping through it but that is just me and others my not do this. I would recommend this series to anyone that likes mystery and romance! It will have you guessing who did it up till the end.
LyndsieN More than 1 year ago
Untainted is the third book in The Photographer Trilogy. You MUST read book one, Tainted Bodies, and book two, Tainted Pictures, before reading this book. I put a warning on the first two for heavy content and this one needs it as well. This one is a bit more graphic than the first two. Untainted picks up where Tainted Pictures left off. Everyone is in this book. Derrick, Kate, Annie, Detective Snow, Detective McCraig and, of course, The Photographer himself. Be ready for a roller coaster of events as soon as you start. One minute I was thinking, uhh there’s no way this is going to head this direction, the the next I was teary eyed thinking why oh why. You get some flashbacks into the pasts of a few characters. These to me were absolutely necessary and perfect. You’ll also see if Derrick and Kate’s love is strong enough to make it through the unimaginable. They’ve been through so much already but when even more comes down on them, can they make it to the end together?  I really don’t want to give too much of the story away because you need to FEEL every emotion as you go. As you know, if you’ve read my reviews, the topics in these books are hard for me. I’m a wuss when it comes to heavy REAL topics. Whenever I know I’m going into a book like this I tend to get some anxiety and end up PMing Lara all night. That being said Sarah gives you the perfect amount of everything. You honestly feel like you’re in an episode of CSI, Chicago PD or any crime show out there.  The suspense, the love, the loss, the happy, the sad, the depressed, the healing… it’s all there! The epilogue seriously warmed my heart. It gave me the closure I needed after the last chapter of the book.  But wait, there’s more! Sarah will be releasing the box set in January with a deleted scene; a flashback to The Photographer's childhood. We are ALL going to want that! So go ahead, get your closure and then be ready to revisit in January! 
QueenofHarts5 More than 1 year ago
What an amazing conclusion to this series! I loved every minute of it! There were twists and turns that I didn't see coming. I was on an emotional rollercoaster. From angry, to sad, to happy, back to sad and then angry. Sarah Robinson did an amazing job telling the tale and drew me in from the very beginning. 
JenniferSons More than 1 year ago
Great book & end to the trilogy!!! I have to say that this is my fav of the 3 books! It's so full of action! I was totally shocked with the turn of events! Untainted picks up where book #2, Tainted Pictures ended! Kate is missing & someone is dead! My heart was racing & beating out of my chest during the whole book! Annie & Derrick go on their own search as does the professionals! It's literally a race against time! How far will the perpetrator go? Derrick is amazing in this book! In the past, he kind of got under my skin but he was the best man anyone could ask for! He was brave, strong, sweet, caring & fought tooth & nail for Kate & Annie! I can't love a character more than Annie! She's soooo strong, loving & honorable! The perfect sister & hero! That whole turn of events(I don't want to say too much) just about gutted me! I wanted to shoot the Photographer in the face numerous times!! As it's wrapped up, things happen that change everything! Very! Bad! Things! Realizations have to be made & decisions become a necessity! I did shed a few tears but the end result left me hopeful & proud! Great end to the series!!
Cricket24MH More than 1 year ago
This is the third and final book in the Photographer Trilogy and the word that comes to mind is WOW!! Sarah has nailed it with a great suspenseful ending to a great series! I found my self totally engrossed in the story and wanting to know what happens next. Will the bad guy get caught or will he find a way to escape what he has done. Wondering if Kate could ever put the past behind her and ever be free. Wondering if Derrick can keep his word and always be there for Kate. One thing I did see is how much love these two have for each other. I felt it all in this one, angst, love, hurt, pain, loss, healing, trust. Trust me, you do not want to miss this series. Start at book one and just keep on going until the end! Great job and an amazing series! I highly recommend this one!!
Joy-Anne More than 1 year ago
This was such an amazing read that once I started I could not put it down. It moved along at a great pace, has amazing characters that you cannot help but fall in love with and a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I loved this book and would gladly recommend it to everyone that I know. An awesome read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have followed this series since its inception, and this final book in the series is by far the best book! Sarah has out done herself on this one. The first few pages of this book had my stomach hovering somewhere near my shoes, I do not think I took a breath until the last page of Chapter 1. Holy cow! Do not read this book if you cannot stand being on the edge of your comfy reading chair. I am pretty sure I aged a bit from the first page until the last. This book proved that no one is safe, crappy things happen to good people, life is not fair, and through it all- love isn't everything, it is the only thing. After Tainted Bodies and Tainted Pictures, we were all hanging on the cliff because something bad had happened. Well, the wait is over. Something very bad has happened. And no, I am not telling what that is. But those left behind have to come together and find the Photographer. Fast. The twists and turns this roller coaster travels on threw me for a loop many times over. Kate needed justice. I hoped she feels she got it. We get to see new sides of Liz, Annie, Derrick, and the photographer. Some things you may have wondered like why Kate are answered. And I am very happy with how the ending played out, to a point. The author had done a remarkable job of having this series play out like it could in real life, not just going and giving us a perfect happily ever after. It is a brilliant read. For those who have toiled along side me waiting for this book, your wait is over, and it was soooo worth the wait. And to Sarah Robinson, bravo baby, you blew it out of the park! If you haven't read the trilogy, all I can say is why not? Go grab them all! And buckle up, it is going to be a bumpy ride!
Doreen77 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! A great ending to a great trilogy! While there were some sad moments, I am glad for the way it turned out for Kate and Derek. I definitely recommend this trilogy to anyone who likes romance and suspense, and a great plot that brings the heroine and hero closer together, throughout everything that threatens to tear them apart. I am looking forward to reading more from Sarah Robinson.
Rhizzy More than 1 year ago
5 GUT-WRENCHING STARS!  I've been waiting for this book the moment I finished reading Tainted Pictures back in April so I kind of squeal when I was given the privilege to read this book in advance. Sarah Robinson doesn't disappoint. It has been an emotional read for me. This book is raw, gut-wrenching, nerve-racking and most importantly empowering! I am happy for Kate and Derrick,  they've been through leaps and bounds and I am so glad that they've got their HEA.  I really admire Sarah as an author,  her writing prowess is something that is unique and realistic. Like I said in my review on the first two books of this series, this should be an episode of Criminal Minds or CSI, that is how she brilliantly written this series.  Reading her Dedication (I cried! ) and Acknowledgements moved me (I know if you've read this book you will totally get me). When I think of  Sarah Robinson, i just don't think about the Best Selling Author,  she is now listed in my hero list! You are one of the bravest person I know and thank you for creating stories like this because it maybe sad to admit but these things were happening around the world!  " The world might be tainted, but we don’t have to be." I always believe that everyone deserves a happy ending and second chances in life and in love, not just in books but in real life. 
Everything_Marie 7 months ago
This was truly an unexpected love for me. I didn’t expect this final book in the trilogy to suck me in this much. We have followed Derrick and Kate through two books and this is the final, with the exception of an epilogue that I am dying to read. The books have always had a criminal and psychological thriller background with a a hint of romance from our main characters, but this book is sure to trump them all. I was a bit surprised when I started this one, I was expecting some of the same but it was so far from it. I was on edge, I was preparing myself to have nightmares from what I was reading. I have said it before and as cliche as it may sound I will say it again, any author that can stir deep emotion is talented. When the book starts we are left to deal with an enormous cliffhanger from the previous book, one that will literally leave you with chills, and then the aftermath, to follow out all the clues and the story. To have you hoping that characters won’t follow through with their instincts, but they will and thank goodness because this book will keep you up late at night reading to find out where the author is taking you. I have to say that this is the best work that I have read of Sarah Robinson’s, her genre is truly a sexy thriller. Her talent comes in the form of a mystery, as twisted as it may be, this book was real, and full of emotions, and drama. I can’t wait to see what else could come from this author. I would like to thank Sarah for the opportunity to read and review not only this book, but this entire series. If you enjoyed the other two books in this series then I urge you to one click this new book, and then please write a review, or write to Sarah and tell her what your thoughts are. It’s one thing to write a story, it’s another to write something that is heartfelt, it takes true courage to write about something that you lived through.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yeah l know... that made me laugh actually... but my mom like to hold that over my head. Says stuff like 'youre like a teenage bi<_>tch on her period' and 'your large amount of sugar intake is what makes you this way and w all hav to pay the pr<_>ice' (pr<_>ice is the word that locked me out)
AllieEBishop More than 1 year ago
All I can say is I feel physically and emotionally drained after finishing the trilogy. I don't even know where to begin. Tainted Pictures left us on a cliffhanger and I had an idea about what happened. Luckily I was right because it could have gone differently and been absolutely horrible. I feel like this was the darkest of all three books which was rightfully so because a lot of the unanswered questions finally get answered. I am not even sure how Kate could have gone through every thing that she did and end up okay as a person. A lot of the events in the trilogy were based on actual events which leads me to think that Sarah is a ridiculously strong person. You can't read this story without being absolute awe over Kate in the end. While I loved this story and felt emotional while reading it I felt like a couple of sex scenes were placed inappropriately. Don't get me wrong, I love a good sex scene but I felt like they took away from the emotional aspect of a couple scenes. This is strictly my personal opinion and I am sure others would disagree. All in all it doesn't affect my overall love for the story. Disclosure: This e-book was provided to Alexandria's Book Blog free of charge for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.
Joc2 More than 1 year ago
I'm a bit at a lost for words. I'm usually worried about conclusions to trilogies/series because I'm sometimes left feeling as if the book isn't concluded or the ending is weak, compared to the beginning of the book, or the series as a whole. But I thoroughly enjoyed the ending to this trilogy. I feel as if I have all the answers I've been wondering since book one, loved the plot-line to this book, and I really appreciated all the life lessons, and general lessons, I learned from these books. Like, just because something terrible happened to you, it doesn't mean it has to define you. Living your life is the best revenge against someone who has hurt you. And sometimes, we don't get the justice we want. Kate, the main character of the book, grew so much over the three books. She took a horrible situation and used it as motivation to strive for a life she wanted to live and for the people she loved.  This book leaves off where the second one left off. The Photographer, an infamous serial killer that has killed countless women, is on the loose, but this time he has someone captive. Everyone knows who he is now, but he's smarter than they anticipated and he's two steps ahead of them.  One person is dead and another kidnapped in the beginning of the novel and Kate is one of those people. But which one is she?  Racing against time, Derrick teams up with Kate's little sister, Annie, to figure out who the killer is, why is he obsessed with Kate, and what he has planned next? Will they finally get the answers they have been asking themselves since the day the Photographer entered their lives? And when the past comes back to bite everyone in the butt, will everyone have the courage to move on and save each other?  In this book, nobody is safe. There is death, there is loss, and somebody makes the ultimate sacrifice to protect the person they love. This book will make you cry and you will question everything as you read, but it's worth it. I can't remember the last time I cried so much in a book. Many parts of this book are sad, but it leaves you satisfied. Like, you knew something big was going to happen, but still didn't really expect it. The book was well-written and I'm really happy with the ending of this trilogy!  I highly recommend this book to everyone! You'll love everything about this trilogy, from the character development, to the overall plot of the trilogy.  My favorite quotes: &quot;Birds don't get mad, remember?&quot;  &quot;I'm flying right behind you, baby girl. I'm right here, I'll never leave you. We will fly anywhere you want.&quot;  &quot;Love means never having to say I'm sorry.&quot;  &quot;Memories don't live in boxes and graves, Kate. They live in out hearts and souls, that's what makes them live forever.&quot;  &quot;To every man and woman who has looked evil in the face and can still hold their head high, still love, and still remember that there is good in the world if you are willing to look for it. Lastly, and most importantly, to everyone who has learned that the evil we've seen and the evil we've been, will never define who we are inside. The world might be tainted, but we don't have to be.&quot;
Booklover74JM More than 1 year ago
Wow. I am at awe over this last book. So many turns and twist. The opening, well it was heart wrenching. The scene at the stables was horrific. Kate is strong but losing family members nearly killed me. In court, again I wanted to throw my kindle when Frank got to question Kate. The Nerve of that man...He needs to die!! The way Kate stood up to him was awesome. The ending of this book totally shocked me. The trial is over and the HEA does exist. This series was a pure joy to read. Highly recommend and will promote for other readers. Excellent job!!!
krsy001 More than 1 year ago
~~I received this in exchange for an honest review~~  OK, this is the final book in the series, and it is wrapped up nicely. The emotion in this book is raw. Your heart will hurt for several different reasons. You will go through all the emotions that you know of. But at the end, You will be left feeling complete. A little sad, but nonetheless complete.  Sarah, has written a fantastic book. She has taken a subject that is all to often heard of in shows like Criminal Minds, and made it her own. This was completely different than watching Criminal Minds (which I love). This book gives you who is stalking Kate, but it isn't who you think it is. I was completely shocked at what I read. I never saw it coming. Despite what happens in the book. You will feel as though you are there with them. Watching everything unfold.  I have found a new author to read. She has a new fan!!
UndercoverBookReviews More than 1 year ago
~Received For An Honest Review~ WOW~~~ Couldn't have loved this book anymore than I do! This whole series have been amazing! Sarah gives you a read that will keep you on the edge turning each and every page trying to figure out what, who and why! But you will have to grab yourself a copy to find out all the juicy details!
Jill_S More than 1 year ago
Untainted is the conclusion to The Photographer Trilogy and picks up right where Tainted Pictures left off. I have been waiting to get my hands on this one ever since the epic cliffy that Sarah Robinson left us with in Tainted Pictures. The wait was definitely worth it, as Untainted followed in the footsteps of the first 2 books of the trilogy and left me breathless. This final installment wraps up all of the unanswered questions that you have had since the first book. It also takes you on a wild emotional ride. From the very start when we find out who The Photographer left dead in the apartment, to the kidnapping and everything that happens straight through to the end of the book. Be prepared for action, drama, twists and turns, heart break, romance and incredibly sweet moments that will just reach in and squeeze your heart.  The emotional journey these characters have been on, has at times been difficult to witness - yet their strength even when they have broken down, to overcome all of the adversity is awe inspiring. Knowing that it is in part based on true experiences just makes it that much more so. In Untainted, all of the charters continue to grow both personally and within the various relationships they have formed. In turn it has caused me to become that much more attached to each and every one of them. Making some of the book that much harder to read, and other parts that much more beautiful. (Vague, I know! But, really do you want me to give something away?!) I definitely recommend this series. It is one that will not leave you anytime soon. I received a complimentary copy of Untainted from the author in exchange for my honest review.
Honolulubelle More than 1 year ago
4.5 Suspenseful Stars Favorite Quotes: From Tainted Bodies - Book 1: &ldquo;Kate had never been the graceful type.  She had always wanted to be and tried her hardest but somehow she was still known for tripping over flat sidewalks, walking into parked cars, and subjecting herself to whatever other type of embarrassment came her way.&rdquo; &ldquo;She had never really thought of him as a criminal but rather as her personal attacker, almost as if he belonged to her and no one else.&rdquo; From Tainted Pictures - Book 2: &ldquo;Maybe two people can be broken on their own, but together they heal each other, they are whole.  Kate, I am broken without you in my life.&rdquo; &ldquo;Until she had been subjected to some of the worst experiences a human being can go through and felt the emotions so far from happiness that happiness wasn&rsquo;t even a speck on their horizon, she couldn&rsquo;t have fully felt real and true happiness.  Happiness is the face of someone who loves you.&rdquo;  &ldquo;She was beautiful and fierce, but delicate and broken.  She loved to fight and fought to love.  She took on the demons of the world as if it was nothing, handling herself with dignity at every step.&rdquo; From Untainted &ndash; Book 3: &ldquo;How is it that you always manage to see the silver lining in everything, Derrick?  I&rsquo;m bleeding from the head here.&rdquo; &ldquo;That was her absolute favorite thing, feeling him smiling when they kissed.  It was more than just lust or desire, and it was more than love.  It was happily in love, head over heels in love.  It was fairytale love, and ever since they met, Derrick had been slowly transforming into her perfect Prince Charming.&rdquo; My Review: I read 761 pages to write this review, and I would do it again.  In addition to the intriguing yet heartbreaking story, I saw and enjoyed a steady progression of an improved writing style as I made my way through the four stories.  It was very interesting to watch Ms. Robinson&rsquo;s prose grow in quality and confidence from book one to the Epilogue after book 3.  My jaded heart felt a clench numerous times, and I will also admit to the sting of tears during several devastating and moving moments, particularly those involving her memories her childhood, and moments with his younger sister while they talked about being birds and flying away.  I think I will always remember that scene when I see a flock flying overhead.  I could intuit from some of the insights provided that this story was written by someone who knows personal pain.  I also noticed one of the best and most practical depictions of a dissociative state I have ever read or heard.  This was my first Sarah Robinson experience, and since I found myself to have been moved by her talented words, I plan to peruse her listings and add more of her works to my TBR.  
ElenaRCruz More than 1 year ago
Untainted by Sarah Robinson is a superb ending to The Photographer Trilogy. It is a gripping, emotional roller coaster of a story that you won't be able to put down. Untainted picks up right where the cliffhanger of Tainted Pictures left off. Sarah Robinson keeps you in suspense as to what happened till the end of the first chapter. I've never been so worried in a first chapter of a book, ever. Even then that feeling doesn't leave you as you read the story. What unfolds is one of the most suspenseful stories I've read. There are so many things that you find out along the way, but I'm not going to spoil it for you. You'll have you own &quot;What?&quot; moments as you read Untainted. Sarah Robinson did an amazing job with this series as a whole, but Untainted took it to a whole new level. I am still processing this book. I wanted to see what happened next and when I did I was thrown for a loop. Untainted will put you thorough the ringer. It is fantastically written and you are easily transported in to the pages as you wonder what the next page or paragraph brings. I mentioned earlier that it's an emotional roller coaster and it truly is. I can't stress enough how great this book was. It is a story that I am not going to forget anytime soon. If you've read the first two books in the Photographer series, you are in for one brilliant conclusion. If you have yet to read this series, pick up a copy. I'm telling you it is one of the best I've read. Well done Sarah Robinson, you've written a story that is a must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read the whole series in a weekend... I cannot explain how amazing this series is. I laughed and cried during this book, its forever changed my life. Such a great series! Buy it! You won't be dissapointed!