Murder List

Murder List

by Julie Garwood
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Murder List by Julie Garwood

There are few authors who can weave nail-biting thrills, edge-of-your-seat drama, and romantic suspense as masterfully as Julie Garwood. Now she ratchets up the tension with Murder List, in which evil is on the hunt– and proves to be methodically organized and chillingly successful.

When Chicago detective Alec Buchanan is offered a prime position with the FBI, it is the perfect opportunity to leave the Windy City and follow in his brothers’ footsteps to the top echelons of law enforcement. But first he must complete one last assignment (and one that he is not too happy about): acting as a glorified bodyguard to hotel heiress Regan Hamilton Madison. The gorgeous exec has become entangled in some potentially deadly business. Someone has e-mailed her a graphic crime-scene photo–and the victim is no stranger.

Regan suspects that the trouble started when she agreed to help a journalist friend expose a shady self-help guru who preys on lonely, vulnerable women. In fact, the smooth-as-an-oil-slick Dr. Lawrence Shields may be responsible for the death of one of his devotees, which was ruled a suicide. Hoping to find some damning evidence, Regan attends a Shields seminar.

At the gathering, the doctor persuades his guests to partake in an innocent little “cleansing” exercise. He asks them to make a list of the people who have hurt or deceived them over the years, posing the question: Would your world be a better place if these people ceased to exist? Treating the exercise as a game, Regan plays along. After ten minutes, Shields instructs the participants to bring their sheets of paper to the fireplace and throw them into the flames. But Regan misses this part of the program when she exits the room to take a call–and barely escapes a menacing individual in the parking lot.

The experience is all but forgotten–until the first person on Regan’s list turns up dead. Shock turns to horror when other bodies from the list start to surface, as a harrowing tango of desire and death is set into motion. Now brutal murders seem to stalk her every move–and a growing attraction to Alec may compromise her safety, while stirring up tender emotions she thought she could no longer feel. Yet as the danger intensifies and a serial killer circles ever closer, Regan must discover who has turned her private revenge fantasies into grisly reality.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345453839
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/01/2005
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 98,644
Product dimensions: 4.16(w) x 6.85(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

JULIE GARWOOD is the author of many New York Times bestsellers, including Killjoy, Mercy, Heartbreaker, Ransom, and Come the Spring. There are more than thirty-two million copies of her books in print.

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Murder List 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 174 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't know why most of the people are giving negative reviews about this novel. I actually prefer this book more than mercy. I loved the mystery and ended up loving Alec and Ragen.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read the other reviews and as I did I thought 'Maybe I'm reading a totally different book from them. Because I loved this book and most of the reviews downed it.' This book had romance and suspense balanced out quite nicely. I thought the romance was quite sweet. This book made me laugh out loud a few times. No other book has ever made me do that before. I HIGHLY recommend this book.
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Need i say more?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A book I couldn't put down. The story keeps you entertained to the end. The story line's twist keeps in suspense on who is really after the main female character named Regan. It is about a cop named Alec Buchanan, who is good at what he does and taking steps in a new direction in joining the FBI. But Alec has made enemies with his captain and in punishment, he sticks Alec with a last job of playing bodyguard to a rich and wealthy woman. Soon it becomes apparent that someone has indeed fixated on her for no known reason and a list that was created will unwillingly change a few characters' life. Ultimately, Regan and Alec's lives as change well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't understand why this book is getting such poor reviews, it's a great book, and i love the characters, although i did wish aiden and her friend got together. but regardless it's great book. i love alec and regan.
Guest More than 1 year ago
it's not what one expects from julie garwood at all. take it from me, NOT worth buying your own copy at all!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was Chapter 16 before they even meet!!! I read Julie Garwood's books for the romance and the relationships and she didn't even bring them together until halfway through the book. The first whole chapter was completely useless. The friendship between the girls could have been easily explain in one paragraph not a whole chapter. I needed a score card to keep tract of all the people introduced with a needless 5 pages on each. It was almost like Julie Garwood was so busy laying the groundwork for future books that she almost forgot she was suppose to be writing a story here.
Anonymous 9 days ago
Never disappointed
PeniA More than 1 year ago
One of my favorites. This story is about another Buchanan, Alex. It also is the first of three stories for three extremely close friends. In typical Garwood style, the characterization is spot on and tension is high. With the varioys little comic relief moments through out, it is another winner.
RSMH More than 1 year ago
One of Julie Garwood's best! Not that all of her books aren't great!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A favorite by one of my favorite writers.
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Good Read, Like a series of the same characters, but will follow the Buchanan Brothers
BookScanner More than 1 year ago
Boring  I love Julie Garwood and as her loyal fan I've read every book. However, his book was disappointing. I always love the characters I like Reagan and Alec but the plot was boring and nothing between them really happens until towards the end 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!!!
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Good pleasant 2 read.
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BeachRead245 More than 1 year ago
Murder List is the fourth book in the Buchanan family series. You are probably wondering what a murder list is? Well you will have to check out the story for more. Synopsis: Reagan is known for giving away money. It is what she does in her work for the Madison hotel. She works with various charities with the assistance of Henry. She is the only girl in the family of three brothers. One day her work is captured in the paper and a psycho starts to pursue her. Meanwhile her friend Sophie is very interested in capturing the infamous Dr. Shields who she suspects of murder. Will Reagan and Cordie help? Reagan is asked to go the police station to find out more about the case when she runs across detective Alec Buchanan. It is a chance meeting where neither expects one another again. When the psycho starts contacting Reagan on a regular basis Alec is drawn into her life. Will he be able to protect her? Will sparks fly in this relationship? Who is the murderer? My Thoughts: Julie introduces us to another Buchanan brother in this one Alec. Did I enjoy the mystery? Yes. Did I feel that is was well plotted? Yes. The romance was great as well. The only negative for me is it becomes a predictable romance novel. This novel offered a slightly different aspect in the girlfriend factor. I haven’t read many of Julie’s novels that have a strong female component to them. This is a great change and one that is appreciated by this reviewer. .
binglebella More than 1 year ago
Sort of a long, boring story line, but over all good read- Ending was a lot better than beginning.