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He Kills Me, He Kills Me Not (The Deadly Games Series #1)

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Four years ago, Amanda Stockton was forced to play a serial killer’s twisted game of chance. Since then, she has retreated from the world, bearing the scar from her ordeal and the burden of a terrible secret. But when another woman is found dead, clutching a long-stemmed red rose, Amanda knows she can hide no longer.

If there were any other way, Chief Logan Richards would n...more
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Published August 9th 2011 by HarperCollins Publishers
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Anne OK
(Read for HEAC June 2012 Over-In-A-Flash Challenge)

Lena Diaz is a new to me author, whose romantic suspense debut "He Kills Me, He Kills Me Not" was a big hit with me. The author took her time developing the characters, as well as the romance side of the coin. There was an equal balance between the solid and strong suspense and the building relationship between the leading characters. An excellent secondary cast points the way to the next installment. This story contains dark, gritty, and grueso...more
4,5 stars

Fantastic! Well written, super creepy and hot. It kept me interested until the very end. Finally a satisfying and solid romantinc-suspense...
Carey Baldwin
"Fantastic debut! Drives you forward with urgent story questions. Lots of twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the end."
The 80% of the book 4/5 stars, the end 2 stars

I so wanted to like this book... in addition it had so much potential on the plot and romance parts. It is evident from the start, the author invested in characterisation development; I found Logan very likeable from the very beginning, one that you could feel immediate kindness. I found Amanda very strong and down to earth, needles to say, a lot of vulnerability and soreness accompanied her throughout the book prior to her horrible experience whilst...more
Cindy ~ SnS Reviews
Book opens with the killer posing his latest victim in the park. She is covered with stab wounds on her abdomen and extremities and deep cut on her face from temple to jaw. He puts a single red rose in her hand with just one thorn left on the rose.

Police Chief Logan Richards grew up in Shadow Falls and was a beat cop who made a rookie mistake that let a killer go free. To punish himself he moved to New York City and became a detective in one of the roughest precincts. Many years later after his...more
When I first saw the name of the book it had me interested. I was thinking "Wow, someone has their life in someone's hand with a bit of twist with the game: "He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not". As I began to read this book I could not put it down. I started reading it on Wednesday and had it done by Thursday night. I did not want to put the book down, my kids saw me making their meals with my Kindle in my hand. I was that interested in it. The twist and turns of the book were enough for you not to pu...more
This is the 1st book in the Deadly Games Series. I just finished reading the 3rd one and wanted to go back. This one did have a few of the characters that are in the 3rd book.

Again, I love the way this author writes and it is another one of hers, that I just couldn't put down.

Amanda Stockton and her best friend, Dana were kidnapped from a shopping mall and tortured. Amanda got away, but her friend was killed and she blames herself for leaving Dana. This serial killer plays a game of Kill Me, Kil...more
Cyndi Delia
My book club chose this book for our March read. Lena Diaz will appeal to fans of and is just as good as Julie Garwood's romantic suspense novels. Although I found the book a bit predictable, it in no way lessened my enjoyment of it. This book made me laugh and get teary eyed. The main characters(Amanda and Logan) are well developed and authentic.This fast paced engaging read will have turning the pages until the very end.
Vanessa Kelly
Really creepy villain, a strong yet wounded heroine, and one of my fave types of heroes - the upright lawman. I love that Logan, the hero, was such a straight arrow and a deeply good guy. He even wears a suit and is a total pro, which is a nice break from the barely reformed bad boy cop. This is Lena Diaz's first book, and I predict she has a really good career ahead of her!
Cheryl Alldredge
Loved this book! One of those rare books that does the suspense and the romance equally well. I can't count how many times I thought I knew who the bad guy was then changed my mind. I loved the hero and the heroine from the beginning and my enjoyment of their romance just grew and grew. Going on my keeper shelf!
Debbie Oxier
Well written story with engaging characters and plenty of suspense. While it could have used a couple more suspects thrown into the mix, it still kept you guessing as to what was really going on up to the end. Amanda had gone through a horrendous ordeal but was getting her life back on track when the killer who kidnapped her and murdered her friend makes another appearance in her life. She meets police chief Logan Richards and tries to help with his investigation. It's not easy when everything r...more
This book was my first by Ms Diaz and it will not be my last. She writes a very fast paced suspense story with likeable characters. I am looking forward to the next story with the hero's sister and FBI agent Pierce. (more to come)
Ann  Lorz
I can't say enough about how much I loved this book. Diaz writes the type of books that drags you into the story before you even know it. I loved the characters and they journey to good health, in both mind and body. A must read.
My Amanda:
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So, I really enjoyed this story. Amanda (the main female character) was a strong leading character and although very reserve at times, remained strong and stood by her convictions. A few scenes she acted like a 5yr old, which kind of bothered me but overall she remained strong and lovable character.
Logan, what a delicious male. I love the way he was described and definitely had the powerful alpha-vibe going. Although the alpha-vibe does seem the make the male stupid from time...more
Manda Collins
Jan 30, 2012 Manda Collins rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of Christy Reece, Linda Howard
Love this! Totally reminds me of Christy Reece or early Linda Howard. Great alpha hero and strong heroine. Can't wait for her next one!
This was a story where the beginning was full of promise. There was a creepy villain, there were harrowing dangers, a whodunit plot to solve and highly intriguing characters. Everything worked in grabbing my from the first chapter where the fear was protruding from the villains victim. As the plot opened with a bang there was also the introduction of Logan who was a commanding man and Amanda, a courageous woman battling her inner demons. I was hooked and settled for a thrill ride in the romantic...more
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This Lena Diaz debut thriller in the Romantic suspense Genre.

Shadow Falls, Florida.
This story surrounds Amanda Stockton who escaped 4 years ago from the man the press have dubbed 'The Red Rose Ripper'. She carries the scars not only emotionally but physically.
Chief Logan Richards only in this job for 6 months seeks out Amanda when there is a body of a woman found holding a Red Rose with only one thorn left on the stem. She is the only one alive who escaped this predator and he believes her life...more
Sandra  Valente
What a fantastic book!

From the very first page this novel is gripping! It starts with the killer arranging the body of his latest victim just so, which makes it all the more eerie. You get a sense that this killer may be a cop or is in law enforcement "gasp!". Every single character worked in this book and their interaction with each other pure magic especially with the leads Logan & Amanda. We love a good romance but when that romance is sometimes halted/interrupted by past mistakes or occ...more
Scooper Speaks
I'd give it a 3.5 My review sounds like it’s contradicting itself. I focused on the few things that stuck with me after I finished the book. I thought about changing the review, but in the end decided to keep what I had written.

I watch a lot of crime drama on tv and it effects my thinking process when I read. I tend to make connections. Just because I see things that I’ve seen before doesn’t mean I don’t want more. I guess that’s why I watch NCIS, Bones, Criminal Minds, CSI (all of them)…and so...more
Meghan Stith
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Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
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He Kills Me, He Kills Me Not is absolutely gripping.

The novel opened with a chilling account of the serial killer positioning the body of his latest victim. Even more distressing, Ms. Diaz hinted that the killer is someone in law enforcement. I love a good mystery and was hooked instantly. I had to discover the killer’s identity and how he would be caught. Ms. Diaz created a sense of urgency that had me racing through the pages seeki...more
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Publisher: Avon Impulse
Publish Date: Out Now
How I got this book: NetGalley

They say to never judge a book by its cover, and that statement couldn’t be more true with this. I haven’t been impressed with any of the Avon Impulse covers, but at the same time, I was extremely pleased with this story.

Amanda lives her life in fear. After escaping from a serial killer years before, she has been living a shadowed life. When a murder wi...more
...I love a good mystery, mixed in with some hot chemistry...our heroine is the only survivor of a serial killer in a small town on the Florida panhandle...our hero is the local police chief, who was once a big city cop/detective...he has to catch a killer...and tho both of them have suffered tremendous loss in the past, can they get past it all and trust each other, and find the Red Rose Killer?....good reads!!!...can't wait to read more by this author...
Rachel Kall
I read this book after reading Simon Says Die and wanting to read more from Diaz. This book was a great romantic suspense. Diaz did an amazing job of pacing and wonderful story telling. Both the romance and the suspense were equally well done. Logan, the hero, is one amazingly hot chief of police. But, of course, he's more than just a hunk. He has his own emotional baggage and guilt from a mistake he made years ago. The heroine, Amanda or Mandy, is so likeable. She's a strong woman with her own...more
Crystal Leclair
I really enjoyed reading this!I was very impressed with how the plot moved at a decent pace throughout the story and that I was trying to guess who the killer was the entire time until we find out for sure! I looked forward to many more her and am happy with what I have read again and again! I read this book when it first came out, but am now just doing a review.
The book starts off in the mind of the killer as he arranges his latest victim just so, and it gets better.

The heroine is scarred, mentally and physically, from the killer's attack years before. Now she has to summon all her courage to help authorities chase him down. Especially when the killer focuses on her, the one who got away.

The sheriff has his own mental scars; he once had a chance to stop a murderer but didn't. When these two wounded people meet, their attraction to each other is mutual...more
Started off with a promising plot but gradually lost the thrill and excitement expected from such a genre. The villain had very low presence - that was only visible at the beginning and end. The lead characters are inconsistent in character and at some points tend to act unrealistically.
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Book Description:

Four years ago, Amanda Stockton was forced to play a serial killer’s twisted game of chance. Since then, she has retreated from the world, bearing the scar from her ordeal and the burden of a terrible secret. But when another woman is found dead, clutching a long-stemmed red rose, Amanda knows she can hide no longer.

If there were any other way, Chief Logan Richards would never ask the only surviving victim for help. But it’s clear this killer will not be stopped and Amanda is...more
I couldn't figure out what to read next so I decided to use the Readers Also Enjoyed feature from a previous book and what a find. A new author/series that hooked me from the prologue. I will definitely be continuing this series.
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Originally from Kentucky, romantic suspense author Lena Diaz also lived in California and Louisiana before settling in northeast Florida with her husband, two children, and a Shetland Sheepdog named Sparky. A former Romance Writers of America Golden Heart® finalist, she won the prestigious Daphne du Maurier award for excellence in mystery and suspense and has been a finalist in the National Excell...more
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