Love You to Death

Love You to Death

by Shannon K. Butcher

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446510295
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 10/01/2009
Edition description: Original
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 4.16(w) x 6.84(h) x 1.07(d)

About 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 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 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!
jenni7202 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This review was originally posted on my review blog : Falling Off The Shelf.Ashley McBride is extremely talented. She's an artist, that at any moment will stop what she is doing to paint or draw a picture. She's sweet, bubbly, and trusting. She's also a complete scatterbrains, and now that she's gone missing, her big sister Elise is starting to worry.Ashley always calls Elisa after going out on Friday nights to give her all the juicy details of her evening. This time, she doesn't call, and Elise is sick with worry. She tries calling Ashley multiple times, only to go to her voicemail, which is entirely unlike Ashley. She's convinced that her baby sister is in trouble, and she will stop at nothing to get her back.Trent Brady lives across the street from Ashley. He likes the young girl, enough to do small chores around her house for her, and make sure no one tries to hurt her. When he notices someone trying to break into her house, his cop instincts kick in, even though he's been off the force for over two years. When the perpetrator turns out to be Ashley's big sister Elise, sick with worry over her sister, Trent makes it his duty to help her.When I first started reading this book, it was difficult for me to get into. It seemed like your regular romantic suspense, and I was just waiting for something interesting to happen. I honestly can say that I didn't start to really enjoy this book until the author let us inside of both the killer and his victims heads. That was when I realised I had to stick around until the end.Shannon K. Butcher's characters are very well rounded, and I felt a very real connection to some of them. I actually cringed a few times when reading the thoughts of the killer, and I wanted to wring his neck myself for the horrible things he was capable of. I was also on the fence about Elise, because while she is a strong character willing to do anything for the love of a sibling, she doesn't think about whether or not she will live through her own decisions to see her sister home safely.As for the romance in this novel, it was definitely there. It started out slow, and slowly worked its way up. It was an intense romance, while still being appropriate for the situation they were both dealing with. I have a very vivid imagination, and the scenes, whether romantic or not, were very easily pictured in my mind. I will most definitely read more novels by Shannon K. Butcher in the future. I'd like to thank Anna Balasi of Hatchette books for sending me an ARC to review, she is always a pleasure to work with!
Cherylk on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
There is a serial killer on the loose. This killer is unlike any others, who have come before him. He has a purpose. He wants to create the perfect woman. So how do you achieve the perfect woman¿Or course by taking parts from various other women and piecing them together.Elise McBride had a feeling that something had something horrible had happened to her sister, Ashley. She hadn¿t heard from her in days. Elise called the authorities but Elisa got the impression that they aren¿t taking her too seriously. Elise decides to hop on a plane and investigate herself on what has happened to Ashley. Ex-cop, Trent Brady was just getting ready for bed when he spots a light flashing across the street in his neighbor¿s house. He knows it can¿t be his neighbor as Ashley has left. Trent¿s cop instincts kick in and he goes to investigate and receives a huge surprise. At what Trent first thought was a teenage boy, turns out to be a woman. The police arrive and assure Elise that they will find her sister. Elise and Trent team up together to locate her sister before it is too late. Love You to Death is dark and sinister. The tension runs high all the way till the very end. Elise and Trent molded well perfectly together. Elise had the brain smarts and Trent was all muscle. I like that the killer had a purpose in mind and that it was revealed at an early stage. This helped make the killer in my opinion more menacing. Shannon K. Butcher has made me a fan and I can't wait to read more.
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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