Love Me to Death (Lucy Kincaid, #1)
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Love Me to Death (Lucy Kincaid #1)

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Six years ago, Lucy Kincaid was attacked and nearly killed by an online predator. She survived. Her attacker did not. Now Lucy’s goal is to join the FBI and fight cyber-crime, but in the meantime, she’s volunteering with a victim’s rights group, surfing the Web undercover to lure sex offenders into the hands of the law. But when the predators she hunts start turning up as...more
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Published December 28th 2010 by Random House Audio (first published January 1st 2010)
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~Megan~
Having read the previous book in the series regarding Lucy Kincaid's kidnapping, I was really excited to read about her all grown up. This is by far my favorite Allison Brennan book...it reminded me a lot of Karen Rose.

Lucy is such a strong character. She's been through literal torture and though she has her moments of weakness, she has come through it all with determination. I loved her decision to try and help others by taking scum off the streets. Sean was a super hot, perfectly protective, r...more
Kelly Houser
Review: I received a review copy of this novel from TLC Book Tours. Many thanks to Lisa for providing me with a copy. I was really excited to receive this book, as I have been wanting to read something by Brennan for quite awhile. I had a really mixed reaction to this novel.Let's start with what I liked.

I enjoyed Brennan's writing style. It was really easy to get into the story because her writing style was very inviting. Brennan is very skilled at creating detailed settings that sprang to life...more
Denise Sellers
My first book by this author and I must say it was very enjoyable. It started out a little slow, and it always does when I read a new author, but it certainly picked up and had many characters which kept you wondering who actually was the criminal! I will definitely be reading more in the "Lucy Kincaid" series!
Rachel
(reviewer's note: GoodReads locked me out of my first account, so this review is the same one I had on my old account. I'm trying to get that account deleted so there are not multiple reviews from me. Thanks!)

Allison Brennan is one of my top five favorite authors. I can't believe it took me SO LONG to start the Lucy Kincaid series. The only good thing is that I don't have to impatiently wait for the next one to come out since I'm so far behind. Although at this rate, I'm sure I'll catch up in no...more
April
A tale of suspense and deep darkness of the soul. Allison Brennan brings readers a story that will captivate them from beginning to end in Love Me To Death.

Upon beginning Love Me To Death, I was hooked. The suspense and action is constant throughout the entire story, taking the reader on a journey of unending twists and turns.

It has been six years since Lucy Kincaid was brutally raped, tortured and nearly killed. Through it all, she has come out strong and determined to save others from ever su...more
Dindy
I wasn't really expecting to like this book because I do not like the mixing of the romantic suspense with the more hard core thriller. I prefer to have my mystery/thrillers without having to endure the formulaic romance storyline. For a great deal of the book I was on high alert for anything that would make me want to jerk out my headphones and go on to something else.

And for quite a while it teetered on the edge. Yes, it was pretty much hit-you-in-the-nose obvious that Lucy and Sean would get...more
Suspense Magazine
With sheer determination, Lucy Kincaid has beaten the odds. A one-time victim, she’s worked tirelessly to rebuild her life, focusing on her goal of joining the ranks of the FBI despite the lingering anxiety ingrained from a brutal attack and kidnapping six years prior. She survived and in a fitting twist of fate, made certain that her attacker didn’t. She’ll do what it takes to never be a victim again and try to help those that unwittingly step into predators' paths.
While waiting for word on he...more
Leya
I came across this book while I was browsing ebooks on OverDrive, ebook library provided through my local library. I have heard of the author, but I never got around to reading her books. Love Me To Death went straight into my virtual basket. I'm a sucker for romantic suspense and it's been a while since I read a really good.


I was hooked instantly! I did not want to put this book down, which I had to, it's been a very busy few days, but whenever I could out came my ipad and I went back to readin...more
Stephanie (Once Upon a Chapter)
What I Loved: Allison Brennan is guaranteed to give me chills. I go into one of her books expecting it. She didn’t disappoint! I think the best part of the book was that there were two unknowns, so my mind was unable focus on one or the other. While I had an idea of who the big bad guy was, I didn’t actually know who he was. All I had was a profile.

I fell in love with Lucy when she first made her appearance. I’m as proud of who she’s become as I would be a real person. Sean Rogan is just what Lu...more
Maerhys
I am not sure I can blame the book or Brennan for how much I disliked it. First, it's a romantic suspense, and with very few exceptions, I hate this hybrid genre. It takes the worst elements of both genres and combines them into a goo that either makes the violence sexual or the sex violent. Thankfully, Brennan is light on the romance here and the one sex scene is segregated to a chapter that I could easily skip. It's not that I didn't like Lucy and Sean getting together, it's just that it was s...more
Katey
Oct 30, 2012 Katey rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: suspense
I have to say that I think Brennan's series about Lucy Kincaid will be my favorite. The very first book I read by her was in this series and I was hooked from the beginning. I feel I can relate to Lucy quite a bit, because the author made her a swimmer, saying she swam through high school and college. I swam for 12 years, and enjoyed it very much. I like how she introduces Lucy's relationship with Sean, because I can tell it's going to be a really good one. I can also see why Lucy's series is co...more
Angel Walker
Let me start by saying that it only took me a day to read this book. I couldn't put it down and each time I told myself that I needed to go to bed, I kept telling myself just one more chapter. I would recommend this book to people who like a good intriguing mystery. People who like to put themselves in the role of police officer and try and figure out who the bad guys are. I had a difficult time figuring out the players in this book, which is what kept me reading throughout the night.

At first i...more
Melanie Chabrol-
Woderfully written....Lucy Kincad 6 years ago was brutally attacked, and took awhile to heal, be confident,successful and competent. she took many courses to become the one thing she always wanted to be a FBI agent and fight cyber crime.one of the many jobs she has is volunteering at a victims right group and finds out that someone is breaking the law. Suddenly she does some soul research and finds out that every person she has pinned and set up has died somehow, will she ever get into the FBI w...more
Bigd_041555
My first Lucy Kincaid book - loved it. A great who-dunit book, suspense a bit of romance (not over flowing with it), serial killers - yes that is with an "s" meaning plural or more than one :)

Lucy Kincaid had a terrible graduation from high school experience - you learn quite a bit about it even though this is at least 6 years later.

She is involved in a cyber baiting project headed by a retired FBI agent and volunteered staff of regular police and others in the legal field.

As always, I will not...more
Carolyn Crawford
I have never read any of Allison Brennan's books... and lately have been "into Cozies"....

but I decided to jump back into reading my usual thrillers. I bought all three of her books (Lucy Kincaid's trilogy)

To be honest.. I got confused and read the last one FIRST...... I really loved that one................. so I suppose that makes me a little forgiving of this book.

I truly did enjoy it. I actually loved to see how the relationship between Sean and Lucy developed. To me it was realistic and was...more
ElaineY
REVIEW OF AUDIO & KINDLE; JUNE 16, 2014
Narrator: Ann Marie Lee


The Story: convoluted for most of the book, until the last few chapters. Lots of different characters ala Karen Rose, aimed at confusing the reader while giving the impression that it's a serious police procedural - which I suppose it is. Just that it didn't make for interesting reading.

I've found there are, generally-speaking, two main types of books involving police procedurals - 1) the ones where the perp is more or less known...more
Renee
I had to quit on this one. I was listening to the audio version, so the irritants were even more noticeable. Too many people with obvious backstories I didn't know, as this was the first of her books I've tried. The interminable internal dialogues. Characters (including the bad guys) seemed to be constantly pausing in the middle of a scene to analyze their feelings/motivations/history/possible actions while other characters often hung out in limbo waiting for them to finish and the character to...more
Frank
library audiobook. The virtue of library downloads is no financial loss from trashing the book and moving to the next on the mp3 player.

This was a dnf, although I got far enough into it to possibly rate a 2 [1 usually means dnf in the first volume]. Two plucky female leads, an FBI computer expert and an FBI wannabee. But the second or third interior monologue of the misogynistic serial killer and torturer, this one as he abuses a victim was too much. I didn't think it was worth the time for Bren...more
Kim
Thank You Captain Obvious! God help me please against bad writing. Every word of this novel is a thought or conclusion I could have arrived at all on my lonesome, but this author does us all a favor by saving us the effort. So Thank You.

Normally I can't stand it when reviewers rant and tear authors down so I realize my own hypocrisy and I'm okay with it. Besides, this review has been building for days now and you know how that goes. I don't understand how this author could be on the Best Seller...more
Iris
Another great Allison Brennan book!

Lucy Kincaid lived a nightmare when she was eighteen. She survived an assault by a online predator, while her attacker died by her hand. Now, six years later, she wants to join the FBI and is doing everything in her power to become the best Agent. Working for an undercover victim's rights group, Lucy helps the police put rapistsm out on parole, back into prison where they belong.
Problems begin when the guys she "set up" through online chats turn up dead. In ad...more
Amanda
I love the Kincaids and their crime fighting family. This series following Lucy has me quite excited and this first book did not disappoint. Another well written romantic thriller by Brennan.
Kim
I liked this one, I think I should have read all her other ones over again before starting this one, I cant remember who Kate and Dillian were, and I think im getting Lucy mixed up with Eve duncans series? Im not sure, lol, I kept getting all confused about it, I remember a lucy I think being an awesome computer programmer, so maybe this was it? this is why I think I should have read all the other ones first LOL. then I wasn't sure about the whole Noah thing, at first he seemed like he was going...more
Joyce
I read the second book in this series first which was kind of a spoiler but this novel carried enough on it's own to keep a reader involved. Lucy Kincaid is an interesting protagonist. She is a young woman who is actively working toward becoming an FBI agent although she has a history of victimization that could very easily prevent this from occurring. She has been kidnapped twice, repeatedly raped the first time, whipped the second. She also was directly responsible for the deaths of each offen...more
Elvan
An entertaining read. Lucy Kincaid might be full of insecurities but she has an impressive collection of family and friends (with benefits) to make it as an effective crime fighter.
I like Brennan's easy reading style. The chapters with the stalker front and center were creepy and good for ramping up the tension. The author kept me guessing possible suspects for quite a while and that's always a good thing.

The book loses one star for an obvious plot hole that had me shouting "check the security t...more
Nihan
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Reen
A little slow starting but then I couldn't put it down!
Dren
Six years after surviving an assault by an online predator, Lucy Kincaid wants to work for the FBI’s cyber-crime team. Until then, she volunteers for a victim’s rights group called Women and Children First where she surfs the Web hunting down sex offenders. But when several of the predators that Lucy has turned over to the police are murdered, the FBI finally comes knocking on her door and it’s not about the application she submitted. Family friend and private investigator Sean Rogan steps in to...more
Larissa
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**No Spoilers

I am addicted to the paranormal genres, but after reading J.D. Robb's great Romantic Mystery series, I decided to check out more series in the genre. Now I am a card carrying fan of Karin Slaughter, Lisa Gardner and most recently of Allison Brennan.

I had read Brennan's Paranormal series, but in the Procedural Thriller is where she shines as an author. Not only in the Criminal aspects but also in the interpersonal rel...more
Linda
Six years ago, Lucy Kincaid was attacked and nearly killed by an online predator. She survived. Her attacker did not. Now Lucy's goal is to join the FBI and fight cyber-crime, but in the meantime, she's volunteering with a victim's rights group, surfing the Web undercover to lure sex offenders into the hands of the law. But when the predators she hunts start turning up as murder victims, the FBI takes a whole new interest in Lucy.With her future and possibly even her freedom suddenly in jeopardy...more
Anita Truong
I didn't enjoy Love Me To Death as much as I had expected to, but then again, maybe I'd been expecting too much considering all the great reviews I'd seen about this book. I'm going to chance that this isn't the type of book for me; nonetheless, it was well written with a great concept and story line. The characters were great as well, but at the same time, they seemed really detached from the story itself up until the halfway point. For me, it was like watching a bunch of actors trying to figur...more
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