by Carolyn Arnold


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Violated by Carolyn Arnold

“In Arnold’s well-executed fifth Brandon Fisher FBI novel… FBI agent Paige Dawson becomes embroiled in a case, not as an investigator but as a suspect… Arnold does a good job creating an air of uncertainty surrounding the murder, and the chemistry among her FBI characters is convincing.”

--Publisher’s Weekly

Sometimes the past should stay there…

The murder is one of the most heinous FBI agent and profiler Brandon Fisher has ever seen. But that’s not why he and two members of the team are rushing to California. The Bureau is interested because the prime suspect is one of their own, Paige Dawson.

But Paige didn’t go to Valencia to kill anyone. She had set out on “vacation”—her new lover in tow—only to confront the man who raped her friend twenty-some years ago. While the hands of the law are tied, she wants him to face the fact that he destroyed a young woman’s life and know that, as an FBI agent, she’ll be watching his every move. Yet, instead of accomplishing her goal, she wound up in the back of a police cruiser.

​Now Paige must face off with a hard-nosed detective determined to stick a murder charge to a fed. But with the trained eyes of the FBI on the case, it’s becoming more and more obvious that the evidence lends itself to a serial killing, not an isolated incident. And as long as the local authorities are focused on Paige, the real murderer is still out there, possibly waiting to strike again…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781988064734
Publisher: Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.
Publication date: 04/28/2016
Series: Brandon Fisher FBI Series , #5
Pages: 348
Sales rank: 837,787
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

CAROLYN ARNOLD is an international best-selling and award-winning author, as well as a speaker, teacher, and inspirational mentor. She has four continuing fiction series-Detective Madison Knight, Brandon Fisher FBI, McKinley Mysteries, and Matthew Connor Adventures-and has written nearly thirty books. Her genre diversity offers her readers everything from cozy to hard-boiled mysteries, and thrillers to action adventures.

Both her female detective and FBI profiler series have been praised by those in law enforcement as being accurate and entertaining, leading her to adopt the trademark: POLICE PROCEDURALS RESPECTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT™.

Carolyn was born in a small town and enjoys spending time outdoors, but she also loves the lights of a big city. Grounded by her roots and lifted by her dreams, her overactive imagination insists that she tell her stories. Her intention is to touch the hearts of millions with her books, to entertain, inspire, and empower.

She currently lives just west of Toronto with her husband and beagle and is a member of Crime Writers of Canada.

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Violated 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Pretty interesting . I purchased this because I had read the previous book in this series. I like the characters , so I want to read the entire Brandon Fisher series now. I didn't get bored.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Enjoyed this One! Page Turner!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Liked it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this story. Well paced with a great plot. I really like this author's books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Keep me interested from page 1. Couldn't put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was OK lame ending it was free
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just have to continue to read this series! I love the stories,characters,and suspense!
Humber More than 1 year ago
This book is an extraordinary murder mystery. It is riddled with suspense and you will not want to put this book down. While FBI Agent Paige Dawson sets out on a personal mission to confront a man who had raped her friend many years ago, she becomes the focus of his murder investigation, where she is the prime suspect. Her team is working relentlessly to prove her innocence, but the evidence just keeps piling up and pointing towards her. This is a mystery that will keep you speculating where the truth lies…up until the very end.
beckvalleybooks More than 1 year ago
You will be kept gripped throughout this psychological thriller, turning the pages quickly. An easy read detective novel with very graphic details of the crime scenes. The characters are really brought to life and you can imagine yourself being at each scene in the book through the brilliant descriptions. The secrecy of the villian of the piece and their actions for their misdemeanours add spice to the plot. The real question about this storyline is who has been violated, the killer or the victims? As this is one of many in a series I cannot wait for the next one. In the modern age where it is difficult to create original plots and storylines with realistic characters praise must be given to the author for achieving this.
BookMomto6 More than 1 year ago
If you have ever watched Criminal Minds on television and loved it, you definitely want to pick up Violated. Brandon Fisher is a profiler in the Behavioral Analysis Unit. The book follows his unit as they track a killer but not because the local authorities want help. Because one of the unit is the accused. On top of the murders that need to be solved, there is tension between Brandon and the accused, Paige. They had been involved at one point in time but Paige has a new friend who accompanies her on her vacation to California. The triangle that these three form makes for more tension in the book than just the trouble solving a gruesome murder. The book does have some fairly graphic descriptions of murdered bodies so you may want to take that into consideration if you recommend this to young readers. I definitely recommend picking up Violated. I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.
A_Gluten_Free_Mom More than 1 year ago
Let me start off by saying jumping into the middle of an ongoing series can be difficult. Violated is part 5 in an ongoing series based on an FBI profiling team. There were parts where I wished I knew the backstory. Not enough that I was unable to follow the current story line, but I could tell there was a past between two of the main characters, a love triangle perhaps...and I really really wanted to know all about it. Paige has a past, and it is a dozy! Yet she made the choice to live forward and not let the past drag her into despair. Learning of her past made me incredibly glad I did not have any wild spring break adventures in foreign countries (or lets face it...anywhere more 'foreign' then my friend's backyard). I truly liked following along with Paige and Brandon as they navigated their past and the current murder case they have caught.
MikiHope More than 1 year ago
This is one fast read--and one I won't soon forget. Paige, an FBI agent used to have a best friend from childhood-that friend had been gang raped when they were on vacation in Mexico and the repercussions put that friend in the hospital for years. Her Mom had recently had the doctor pull the plug and Paige was devastated. It was never proved that the person did it--and he had been released from prison. Paige could not let the past go--she had to face this man-not to kill him but to let him know just what he had done. She took a trip to California where this person was with her current boyfriend-a police officer. This is where the action really begins! She goes to his house (alone-much to her boyfriends distress) and literally ransacks the place looking for any evidence--date rape drugs etc. While she is there the police are alerted and they come and arrest her. Not wanting her boyfriend to know--her one call is to one of her ex's who also is FBI. They converge on California-they know Paige is not capable of the BRUTAL murder she is being accused of. Then her boss thinks--maybe we have a serial killer---but is the killer male or female? Will they exonerate Paige? How many have to fie before the hard nosed sheriff will admit that Paige is innocent? Will Paige and her boyfriend be able to learn to trust each other again? A lot of questions--you will have to read the book to get the answers!
dewer421 More than 1 year ago
This is the first of the Brandon Fisher series that I've read, and I can't wait to go back and read the previous books! Ms. Arnold has a wonderful way of describing her characters and her story. While some of the descriptions were gory, I felt that they were necessary for the story development, so that you truly understood what the detectives were seeing and feeling. Paige Dawson set out to California to confront the man who destroyed her friend's life, yet she soon finds herself arrested for murder after being found on his property. She uses her phone call to call an FBI friend (instead of her boyfriend), which causes relationship drama. Is this the work of another person angry at a rapist? Or is it the work of a serial killer? Can the FBI find out who is committing these heinous crimes before one of their own spends more time in jail? This book has so many twists and turns! Once you start reading it be prepared for a wild ride! I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.
JulieGB More than 1 year ago
Paige Dawson’s friend Natasha never recovered from a brutal rape years ago. After Natasha dies, Paige becomes obsessed with getting retribution for her friend. Working for the FBI, she uses all her resources to locate the rapist. After finding him, Paige goes to his home to confront him, only to find herself arrested for murder. When her team discovers this, they come to her rescue. But with evidence piling up against her, that won’t be an easy task. I was intrigued reading all the legal avenues and resources available for law enforcement. This was a dark read, but it was fun trying to stay a step ahead of the characters. It was certainly not for the squeamish. They were very interesting characters, which made the story work. Although there seemed to be a lot of backstory, it eventually addressed it all.
AlanaWoods More than 1 year ago
Carolyn Arnold can certainly tell a cracker of a story. She’s a 5 star storyteller. What a terrific read this was. In the space of an afternoon I read the whole story, not wanting to put the book down until I knew the outcome. Violated follows 31-year-old FBI agent Brandon Fisher who works in its Behavioral Analysis Unit. He’s just out of his probationary period and become a fully-fledged agent. His position in the unit and the present investigation into a murder is complicated by a past romance with a co-worker who is implicated in the crime. It rapidly develops into hunting for a serial killer with serious sexual and mental problems. It’s the fifth in Arnold’s Brandon Fisher FBI series. Given it’s the first one in the series I’ve read I was pleased to find it was a stand-alone story with just enough references to previous books for me to understand the back story and relationships. I was intrigued by Arnold’s use of first person point of view for Brandon Fisher and the criminal the unit was tracking down, and third person for all other characters. I liked it. I felt I was in their minds, feeling and thinking everything they were. The pace was fast, the characters well developed and real, and the dialogue no-nonsense and entertaining while also revealing depth of character. Scene-setting is minimal; some authors can paint a picture with a few words and Arnold is one of them. Anyone wanting more than a surface skimming of people’s intentions and motives should like these stories. Arnold obviously does a lot of research before putting metaphorical pen to paper, and it shows.
starshine59 More than 1 year ago
Violated may be the fifth in the Brandon Fisher FBI Series, but it is in no way mundane. Ms. Arnold brings back the agents we love in the previous books with the added twist that one may be a killer. Agent Paige Dawson plans on a vacation with her boyfriend only to come face to face with a horror from her past. Is Paige responsible for the crime she’s accused of committing? Is this a case of wrong place, wrong time or a carefully orchestrated plan of revenge? A local detective latches onto Paige’s possible guilt as if it was a bone and refuses to listen to reason. Her FBI team intends to get to the bottom of the crime regardless of whether or not Paige is guilty. Will they discover a diabolical killer or a brilliant agent behind the crime? Ms. Arnold touches on a subject relevant to the times with enough twists and turns to keep any reader turning page after page. The plot rushes forward at a quickening pace and comes to a surprising conclusion. It is one I did not see coming. I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to read a gripping crime novel.
Barb-TRC More than 1 year ago
Violated by Carolyn Arnold is the 5th book in her Brandon Fisher FBI series. Once again Carolyn Arnold gives us another exciting thriller. Violated was a bit different, as Paige Dawson, one of the main characters of this series, finds herself in jail, accused of murder. Brandon, Jack and the rest of the team head to California to help Paige. Jack, who is the leader of the team, is determined to get Paige released, but comes up against a hard-nosed mean detective, who is also bent on proving Paige committed this heinous murder. To give you a refresher; we have known how Paige was determined to avenge her best friend, who 20 years ago, was raped, destroying her friend’s life in the process. Paige has been privately investigating who the culprit is, and her trip to California, on the guise of a vacation was to come face to face with the rapist. Unfortunately, the rapist is brutally murdered, and Paige was seen at his house trying to find evidence. The detective puts her in jail, and it will take Jack to get her out by having the FBI take over this case, which is now designated as a serial killer on the loose. Brandon, who still has feelings for Paige, which they both hide, works closely with Jack; while Paige works with Zach. Rather than to give out spoilers, what follows is an exciting nail biting thriller that will prove Paige’s innocence, but after more violent murders, the team will race against time to stop the killer before another murder takes place. It will also place one of theirs in the eyes of the murderer. Paige is also in the middle of a new relationship, and trying to come to terms with her failed romance with Brandon. Somehow in future books, I sense they will find away to come together. However, the romance is truly just part of the background, as this series if fully about the violent crimes they must investigate. I have said this before, not sure why, but I really do not care for Brandon. Jack is a good leader, and all the members of the team, including Brandon make a great ensemble cast. Violated is a great mystery that has us on the edge of our seat throughout the book. Carolyn Arnold proves over and over that her knowledge of police procedurals and her writing makes for exciting flawless stories. If you are a fan of murder mysteries, difficult tense crimes, and a great team, then this series is perfect for you.