Countdown (Cassidy and Spenser Series #5)

Countdown (Cassidy and Spenser Series #5)

by Carey Baldwin

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The next pulse-pounding Cassidy and Spenser thriller from USA Today bestselling author Carey Baldwin!

Don’t believe everything you see.

Special Agent Atticus Spenser and forensic psychiatrist Dr. Caitlin Cassidy are in Tahiti enjoying a much-needed break from the FBI when they spot newlyweds taking fun photos on the beach. But as the groom carries his bride deeper into the waves, Spense is positive he sees a flash of terror cross her face. All his instincts scream that this woman is in danger. Yet moments later, it’s the groom who has nearly drowned… and the bride has vanished, leaving a bloody wedding dress floating in her wake.

The authorities aren’t sure who to believe—the groom, who insists his wife tried to murder him… or her twin, who claims her sister must have acted in self-defense. Intrigued, Spense and Caity agree to help investigate. But when they discover that the missing bride is the daughter of a notorious confidence man, they begin to suspect that all is not what it seems. Now they’ll need to separate victim from villain, fact from fiction, truth from lie, to determine if there’s really a killer on the loose… or if it’s all one big con.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062495631
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/28/2017
Series: Cassidy and Spenser Series , #5
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 38,703
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

CAREY BALDWIN is a mild-mannered doctor by day and an award-winning author of edgy suspense by night. She holds two doctoral degrees, one in medicine and one in psychology. A USA Today bestselling author, she loves reading and writing stories that keep you off balance and on the edge of your seat. Carey lives in the southwestern United States with her amazing family. In her spare time she enjoys hiking and chasing wildflowers. Carey loves to hear from readers so please visit her at, on Facebook, or Twitter

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Countdown (Cassidy and Spenser Series #5) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Bookworm1951 More than 1 year ago
This is the 5th, and currently, the final book in the series. While this could be a stand alone mystery, it really helps tie in all the other previous books and brings the story Caity and Spence to a great conclusion. Well written with a twist I didn't see coming. A real page turner of a book. Very well edited.
ArizonaJo More than 1 year ago
Countdown by Carey Baldwin is another awesome Cassidy and Spenser adventure. I don't know of another author who can write a romantic suspense book with so many twists. Caitlyn and Atticus are in Tahiti to get married and enjoy a well earned vacation. Both of their mothers are there along with Dutch Langhorne and Gretchen Herrera to help them enjoy the "perfect" wedding. Of course, things just don't quite go as planned as they soon become embroiled in a case that involves more than one con, dirty secrets and eventually murder. Ms. Baldwin showed us a more relaxed Caitlyn and Atticus in this book which was fun to read. Their love and respect for each other clearly shone through the story. The moms were their usual upbeat selves and never stopped to question that their "children" were doing the right thing. Dutch and Gretchen are great supporting characters that are totally involved as they were able to provide much of the information to unravel this twisted case. Suspense, complex characters, romance and a wedding all made this a perfect afternoon read for me. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from Witness Impulse via Edelweiss. All of the above opinions are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read, good twist at the end! Can't wait for #6
CMash More than 1 year ago
This is the 5th in a series but read easily as a stand alone. Special Agent Atticus Spenser and forensic psychiatrist Dr. Caitlin Cassidy are in Tahiti, where, in a week, they will be married in an intimate ceremony with their mothers and 2 friends. While walking the beach to find the perfect location for their vows, they come across another newly married couple and their photographer. The couple runs into the surf as part of the ceremony, however, they are swimming further out and it appears a struggle is taking place and then a gunshot!!! Spense, being an FBI agent, snaps into action with Cassidy following, also an FBI consultant. Was it the bride or groom that shot the other? And why, especially since they just exchanged vows? Even though Spenser has no jurisdiction, the local police ask that they help in solving this case since one of the people have gone missing. Thus begins the countdown to find the missing person and the reason why. I don’t want to divulge any more of the plot so as not to spoil it for other readers, but let me tell you this, the title says it all! A fast paced story that captivated me from the first few pages to the very last word. The characters and settings came to life, and was easy to imagine, due to the writer’s descriptions. For me, this was what I call “a transported read”. I was so engrossed that I was not aware of my surroundings. I was totally enmeshed in the story. And with the clock ticking down, I tried reading faster to find out the truth. The continuous suspense throughout the book, with so many twists and turns, was galvanizing!! The unexpected ending blindsided me! This was one heart stopping read!! Highly recommend, but with a warning, be prepared you, will not be able to put it down!
Robindpdx More than 1 year ago
This was a well-written, entertaining book. Caitlin Cassidy and Atticus Spenser are in Tahiti preparing to get married when they see an attempted murder. They agree to help investigate, and have to figure out what is truth and what is not. I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more books by this author.