Review: Midnight Fear by Leslie Tentler

30 Jul

Midnight Fear by Leslie Tentler
Harlequin (July 2011)
Mass Market: $7.99; ebook: $6.99
ISBN: 9781459208889

Favorite Lines: “Caitlyn turned to face him, panting and unable to catch her breath. He stood less than a dozen feet away, his gun trained on her. Crimson trailed down the side of his head where she had hit him, dripping onto his shirt collar.” (p. 393, egalley)

“I trusted you, Caity”

The still of the night is once again shattered by Caitlyn Cahill’s recurring nightmare—her brother standing before her, gripping a butcher knife, his eyes black with hatred. Two years ago, the former Washington, D.C., socialite defied her powerful senator father and risked the ruin of her family by helping the FBI link her troubled brother to a string of horrific murders. “The Capital Killer” was sent to prison for life…and Caitlyn’s entire world fell apart.

Now, FBI agent Reid Novak is forced to rend the peace Caitlyn has found on a rural Virginia horse farm. A copycat killer is on the loose and slowly toying with Caitlyn—his ultimate target—in a terrorizing cat–and–mouse game. Almost destroyed two years ago by Caitlyn’s family, not to mention the Capital Killer’s haunting final murder, Reid vows to save the woman he’s never forgotten or die trying.

Book two in Leslie Tentler’s Chasing Evil trilogy, Midnight Fear, follows a woman’s attempt to move forward after her family name was tainted by evil. I thought I was going to love it, but after trying to read the book for three weeks I gave up. I couldn’t get into the book despite the instant kick of action, the murders and the suspense.

I made it to page 124, before I came to a screeching halt and skipped to the final 50 pages. Why? I was bored out of my mind. I loved the previous book in the series, but I didn’t get this story. I didn’t connect with the hero or the heroine. I didn’t understand why the copy cat killer decided to be a killer. I didn’t feel the romance building between the characters. I was ambivalent to everything which didn’t bode well for the book.

I browsed the Internet and found several people who adored the book. But knowing the book is 400 pages and I had trouble finishing 100 pages, it was time to toss in the towel. Look below for a few links to websites where the book is reviewed.

The Readers Table Smokin’ Gun
A Snarky Space
My Escape
Bad Ass Book Reviews

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