The White Carnation

The White Carnation

by Susanne Matthews

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The White Carnation by Susanne Matthews

The last person disgraced reporter Faye Lewis wants back in her life is Detective Rob Halliday, the man she blames for ruining her career and breaking her heart. But when she finds an old friend murdered, he's the one she calls.

For the past year, Rob and his team have been hunting the Harvester, a serial killer who ritualistically murders new mothers and vanishes with their infants. What Rob doesn't need is another case, especially one involving his ex-fiancée.

Then Faye is assaulted, and Rob realizes the cases are connected. She may hold the answers he needs to find the elusive killer. But the more they investigate, the more complex the situation becomes. Can they set the past aside and work together, or will the Harvester and his followers reap another prize?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440591198
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 04/20/2015
Series: Harvester Saga , #1
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 308
Sales rank: 1,027,643
File size: 530 KB

About the Author

A former high school teacher, Susanne Matthews lives in Ontario, Canada, with her husband, the inspiration for all her heroes. When she’s not writing, she enjoys camping in summer and romantic getaways in winter. Find Susanne Matthews at:, on Facebook, and on Twitter @jandsmatt.


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The White Carnation 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I know I say this every time I pick up a book by this author, but this is definitely Susanne Matthews’ best book and has all the features of a bestseller. Fast paced, well rounded, with a perfectly polished plot, Faye’s and Rob’s story kept my heartbeats pumping and my brain alert. Being an author myself, I couldn’t help admiring S. Matthews’ technique and, even though I kept searching for fractures of logic in the sequence of events, there wasn’t a single one. This book is truly unique. I count the days until the sequel will be published!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down, keeps you on the edge of your seat . Going to buy the harvester saga , books 1 , 2 , and 3 for 99cents .
iacuttergirl More than 1 year ago
What a twisted and sadistic plot. It was great. Just my kind of book. Wallowing in her own pit, Faye Lewis is trying to regain her status as a top-notch reporter when she stumbles on the gruesome murder of her best friend's mother. While trying to cope with this, in strolls the last man she wants back in her life, Detective Rob Halliday. Rob is in deep with The Harvester case and running into Faye this way was not on his list of things to do. But Rob is a protector if anything. Things get ugly for Faye, as she's drugged and attacked, and things go downhill fast for both. The case for The Harvester heats up, but creates more questions than answers. Faye learns she's been the target of a twisted stalker and soon finds herself in more danger than before. All around a good book, with a nice plot to carry over in the next two books. The only thing I would have changed--but this is the action junkie in me--was to actually see the ending play out. I was given a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Aubrey Book provided by the publisher for review Review originally posted at Romancing the Book The White Carnation was a fun read. It read very fast because as the reader I wanted to know what was happening next. I always like these kind of stories because I try to figure out who the killer was and see if I am right. I was quite shocked to find out that my guess is wrong. I really liked how I was kept guessing and that I needed to keep turning the pages. Faye is an awesome character. She is tough as nails and really knows what she wants. What happens to her has her in shock and makes her evaluate her whole life. It makes her reevaluate her relationship with Rob. Seeing him protect her allows her to see him in a new light. Rob is an interesting hero. He is stumbling and doesn’t quite know how to proceed with his feelings that have not diminished for his ex-fiance Rob is a guy we all want in your corner. He quickly realises what he needs to do and how he needs to solve the cases. I really liked this shorter novel and will be looking out for more from this author. The quick pace and dialogue make it an enjoyable read. A definite read for anyone that like hardcore romantic suspense books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Susanne Matthews has suspense in the bag! A fast-paced page turner with an intricate suspenseful plot. As with all her books, this author provides us with great detail throughout the story. This book has it all… even a twist I didn’t see coming. Excited for the next book in this series. Matthews has become my go-to author for suspense!
legar21 More than 1 year ago
The White Carnation, Susanne Lee Matthews’ newest release, drags readers into the frightening world of Boston’s newest serial killer, The Harvester. Intense and relentless, the story throws Faye Lewis into the ugliness of a friend’s murder. Once considered the best investigative crime reporter in Boston, Faye’s career was torpedoed by false information her then fiancé, Rob Halliday, fed her in a bid to secure his coveted promotion to detective. In spite of the gaping wounds Faye and Rob inflicted on each other when their relationship ended, Faye calls Rob, not 911, seeking justice for the woman who was like a second mother to her. The escalating terrors the two face, which include assault on Faye, surrender to a memorable and deeply satisfying love story in spite of their chilling search for a man who kidnaps and kills new mothers, whose children’s fates remain another sinister aspect of the case. This superbly written romantic suspense will likely haunt you, definitely intrigue you, and almost assuredly make you seek out Ms. Matthews’ next title, which continues the journey into worlds we hear of, but never knew so intimately. An excellent read!