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Midnight Fear (Chasing Evil Trilogy #2)

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"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 strin...more
ebook, 432 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Mira Books (first published January 1st 2011)
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If you were expecting a chilling and intricate plots, this book delivered absolutely that and then some. From the beginning the story just pulled me in starting with the slaying of a woman which became the pinnacle of the whole book.

But I must mention that I kinda felt disappointed with the romance part of the story. Reid was all hot and cold towards Caitlyn through out the first 60% of the book. He was without compassion at times, he just drove me crazy. I like my FBI agent all hot and studly....more
I liked this one better than the first one in the trilogy (Midnight Caller). It was more of an original storyline, the characters were well thought out, and I found myself really enjoying watching the story play out. I wasn't able to figure out who the killer was, which is always a plus, and there wasn't much about the story I didn't enjoy. Although I must say, I was more interested in Reid and his MRI's and prognosis than I was with the relationship between Caitlyn and Reid. Together, they were...more
Caitlyn..sister of notorious serial killer Joshua Cahill. She lost her entire family when she found the crucial evidence to convict her brother for murder. During the case she has a connection with Agent Reid Novak but its another 2 years before they do anything with that connection. And only then as it looks like there is a copycat killer and his target is her.

I really liked Caitlyn, she was gutsy, smart and brave. She was otrasized for helping convict her brother, hounded by the press, and all...more
3.85 stars rounded up

Second book in the series and it took me WEEKS to finish. I can't say that it's the book's fault. I was experiencing book slump where all stories just can't interest me.

Story wise, I think this one was better than book #1 Midnight Caller. Ms. Tentler provided several red herrings and kept the identity of the real copycat killer until later in the game (unlike book #1 where she revealed it a bit earlier). It was quite a surprise too, someone that readers might not guess in t...more
Midnight Fear by Leslie Tentler was such a thrill to read I'm sad to see it end. Caitlyn Cahill retreats to her horse ranch, Rambling Rose, to escape the devastation from turning in her brother to police. Joshua Cahill (dubbed the Capital Killer) is now incarcerated for killing numerous women or is he? Copycat murders start to happen in the Washington, DC area as the killer left chess pawns on his victims. The original agent from the case, Reid Novak, is back to investigate, and hopes to get bac...more
Erika  Badass
It was a great suspense thriller with a side of romance.

Reid Novak is an FBI Profiler, and on the hunt for a serial killer. We open the novel with a standoff between Killer and FBI and what happens haunts Reid in the future. Setting things in motion.
I liked Reid, but he was too hot and cold at times. Although it fit with his life and job.

Caitlyn Cahill is the sister of the serial killer. She loses not only her family, friends, and her fiancee, but her identity. She is working on rebuilding her...more
~* 4.25 Stars *~
Solid, Surprising, and Chilling

Two years ago, serial killer Joshua Cahill was convicted of raping, torturing, and killing six young women. The case was brutal on FBI Special Agent Reid Novak, but for one young woman who bore a startling physical resemblance to the killer's victims, it altered her life forever. She is the reason Joshua's reign of terror ended. She provided the evidence of his heinous crimes to Agent Novak.

In the furor following his trial, her father died, her moth...more
readinghearts (Lyn M)
Jul 14, 2011 readinghearts (Lyn M) rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: thriller readers
Recommended to readinghearts (Lyn M) by: Naomi
I read the first book by this debut author just last month, and really enjoyed it. Therefore, when I got the chance to read this one I jumped at it. I was anticipating another good mystery along the lines of the first book in the series. What I got, however, was an even better book than Midnight Caller. In the time that has passed between the writing of her first book and this one, the author has certainly honed her craft. This second book of the series had a more exciting story line with a myri...more
Två år tidigare hittade Caitlyn Cahill det ultimata beviset för att hennes bror Joshua var en seriemördare, vilket satte honom bakom galler.
Hennes pappa, som var Washington-senatorn dog av sorgen. Hennes mamma sattes in på mentalsjukhus.
Caitlyn själv flydde till landet och började med häst- terapi för barn.

Nu försöker en copycat väcka liv i den gamla utredningen, med början att mörda,våldta och tortera 2 kvinnor på samma sätt som Joshua brukade göra.
Han lämnar en hälsning till Caitlyn i form...more
Midnight Fear is Leslie Tentler’s second novel and follows Agent Novak’s dangerous job to catch a copycat killer before he kills the ex-socialite Caitlyn Cahill.

The book starts with a bang – or more accurately a murder and does not slow down after that. The plot is complex and in places very chilling, although the characterisation, particularly of Novak is at times a bit hit and miss, perhaps a bit 2D for my liking.

I didn’t realise that this was a romantic suspense until I started reading, this...more
Kelly A
This was such an awesome sophomore novel by Leslie Tentler. I am super impressed, and extremely happy that Midnight Caller was not a fluke and this is a new author I can really count on for a great mystery. I got caught up in the story from the very first page and truly never guessed "who did it"! Caitlyn and Reid were a very heart warming couple and I love the obstacles they overcame together. My only complaint, or question if you will, is how this book tied together with the previous novel? I...more
A solid romantic suspense/thriller story. I did not like as much as Edge of Night but still a great read. This is the second book I've read by this author and both were very well done. Not heavy on the heat, recommended for readers that enjoy a little romance mixed with their serial killer suspense, Leslie Tentler doesn't disappoint.
Darla Stokes
This is really a standard romantic suspense, and kind of why I've backed away from the genre. I mean, how many serial killers can you have? And does every single cop/FBI agent/whatever get so easily sidetracked from tracking down serial killers whenever they see someone they're sexually attracted to?

The romance in this book seemed especially forced. The heroine is the sister of an imprisoned serial killer--they're both adopted, so there aren't any icky genetic questions--and now a copycat kille...more
Anne Holly
A suitably tense little murder soap, wonderfully readable and very much a "page turner". There's a few solid red herrings, though the killer is rather obvious - not only is he in the typical "red-herring-or-killer?" position, but clever small clues abound. (view spoiler) However, I was always aware I might be wrong, and was eager to find out the who and what and, primarily, the why. The why was a...more
Kerry  sullivan
OH WOW this is a fantastic thriller, there is so much going on in it my head was spinning but it made it all the more believable. This book is 425 pages of suspenseful magic I didn't see who the copy cat was until just before Caitlyn found out. Once I found out who it was I was not disappointed either it made a macabre sense the it would be him. This story is masterfully done and a must read for thriller fans I will be recommending this book to every one I know!!!
AMAZING!!! Leslie Tentler just became my new go-to author for thrilling RS. Review to come
This is Leslie Tentlers second book with the FBI. I very much enjoyed first book "Midnight Caller" and this second "Midnight Fear" just as good if not better. She writes first-class romantic suspense novels.
I could go on forever giving review about this book. It had alot of events in the novel that made it very realistic, the romance between Caitlyn and Reid was slow which made it more true. The pain Caitlyn goes through with her family, what her brother did and with what happened to her mother....more
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...more
Starr Reina
One would think having a brother turn out to be a serial killer, who murdered several women in some of the most appalling ways, would be enough for one person to endure. That’s what happened in “Midnight Caller.” But for Caitlyn Cahill, it doesn’t end there. In this newest novel of her trilogy “Midnight Fear,” Tentler brings the reader through another horrendous nightmare as a copycat tries to finish what Caitlyn’s brother Joshua started—and Caitlyn is the prime star of his fantasies. But FBI Ag...more
Midnight Fear
Leslie Tentler

What would it be like to be the sister of a serial killer? Caitlyn’s whole life has fallen apart since she realized that her brother was the Capitol Killer. Scorned by some, ignored by others, she has made a new life for herself on a horse farm far away from Washington DC. But evil soon finds her, in the form of attacks on herself and a beloved horse. Soon a copycat killer starts targeting women like Caitlyn. Reid Novak, an FBI agent who enlisted Caitlyn’s help in conv...more
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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)

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 g...more
Agein, the author did an excellent job with the characters and story. I liked all the add-ins she put into the story to make it heartfelt and full of hope and love. While they're in the middle of an investigation, the FBI agent is concerned with his health and the woman he cares about. The female lead character is trying to be strong. She's a fighter and a survivor. Both of the lead characters were very well developed and wonderful to get to know. When I found out who the killer was, I just shoo...more
Midnight Fear was a compelling romantic suspense novel. Caitlyn Cahill and Reid Novak were both great characters, and I enjoyed the relationship that developed between them. The story line was suspenseful, and had some twists that were unexpected for me. The book kept my attention, and had me constantly wondering what would happen next. I thoroughly enjoy Leslie Tentler's romantic suspense and look forward to her next book.

In this book, Caitlyn Cahill is trying to rebuild her life after her brot...more
Dare I say, I always think the second book in a series or by and author, might not be as good as the first. Sorry, I do. And the first book EVER by Leslie blew me out of the water, I loved it!

Well, I think I liked this one more. There, I said it. I went in prepared to be just OK with this book. Not true for me, at all.

I really enjoyed the depth of character development spend on Reid and Caitlyn. Amazing complex back stories that really allowed me to feel like I had a better understanding of them...more
Another great suspense by one of my new favorite authors!

"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 li...more
This is the first book I have read of Leslie Tentler's and it will definitely not be the last. I got this in my Harlequin shipment this month and I picked it up immediately and before I knew it I had read 30 some pages.

This is a story of Caitlyn who is trying to start anew because her family was torn apart by her brother being a serial killer. Well this new start does not seem to want to happen because before she knows it she is back inside the murder investigation of a copy cat killer of her b...more
Allyson Simonian
Wow! Amazing characters. I was hooked on them and this (chillingly) suspenseful tale from the beginning of the book. I'm a big Laura Griffin fan, and, if I were creating a list of writers with a similar style, I'd put Leslie Tentler at the top. So talented!
I'm not a big fan of mixing romance with murder mystery. For me, romance belongs in rom coms and I'll read those separately. Also, I guess the writing of people such as Harlan Coben and Jeffrey Deaver have spoiled me for many other mystery writers, but I was able to figure out who the real killer was about halfway through the book and I wasn't far off on the motives either. The author did try and keep a good bit of suspense in the story, and did succeed to a certain extent, but not enough that I...more
Nanci Svensson
O, brother. Not only is the plot awful (and more or less the same plot as in the prequel), but the sex scenes are epically awkward. Gah!
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Novelist Leslie Tentler worked in public relations as a writer and editor for nearly two decades before deciding to pursue her love of writing fiction. Her first manuscript won multiple Romance Writers of America chapter contest awards, including the prestigious Maggie Award of Excellence.

Leslie is a native of Kingsport, Tennessee. Growing up, she was an avid reader, first of Nancy Drew novels and...more
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