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Edge of Midnight (Chasing Evil Trilogy #3)

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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12  ·  rating details  ·  713 ratings  ·  85 reviews
The writer becomes the story when crime reporter Mia Hale is discovered on a Jacksonville beach, bloodied and disoriented, but alive. She remembers nothing, but her wounds bear the signature of a sadistic serial killer. After years lying dormant, The Collector has resumed his grim hobby: abducting women and taking gruesome souvenirs before dumping their bodies. But none of ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published January 24th 2012 by Mira (first published January 1st 2012)
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♡Karlyn P♡
Feb 13, 2012 ♡Karlyn P♡ rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of dark and realistic romantic suspense
4.5 stars. A great chilling romantic suspense, and an author to watch.

Edge of Midnight is for romance fans who like their stories with a good dose of nail biting suspense, a strong emotionally charged romance between the H/h, and a great deal of attention to the details.

Crime reporter Mia Hale escaped the evil hands of a serial killer, but she has no memory of what happened. Special agent Eric Macfarlane with the FBI enlists her help to find the man that is kidnapping and torturing women befor
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Shawna
4 stars – Romantic Suspense

This is a good romantic suspense thriller. It has a mega creepy serial killer villain, dark, chilling, goosebump inducing suspense, a likable hero and heroine, and satisfying, well paced romance. This should appeal to fans of Karen Rose, Allison Brennan, Kylie Brant, Jami Alden, and Cynthia Eden.
Yvonne
This was one CREEPY but terrific read.
I enjoyed this romantic suspense very much and there was nice amount of romance.
I plan on reading more from this author.

Anita
Another great book by Leslie Tentler. I didn't want to put it down. Mia is a news reporter who becomes the story. She was kidnapped, tortured and somehow able to escape a serial killer dubbed The Collector. Eric is a FBI agent with the VCU, he's called in by his friend and fellow agent Cam. Cam knows Eric's past and that Eric has spent years trying to hunt down the serial killer. It's a personal mission for him to stop the killer before he kills anymore women. Mia doesn't realize that she has ti ...more
Diana
Raising audiobook narrated by Bernadette Dunne to 4 stars.

3.5 stars for interesting leads and very compelling storytelling. Problem is I am so tired of the same story told by every romantic suspense author. The last six RS I have read by six different authors are all variations of the same plot.

*Serial killer targets heroine
*Cop/agent/SEAL swears to keep her safe
*Heroine ignores hero's warnings and blithely puts herself in villain's evil clutches
*Hero tortures himself with guilt but pulls himse
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Victoria

Come to me, little girl. You won’t cheat your destiny again.

4.25 CREEPY STARS! I was looking at GR recommendations for romantic suspense books and came across Edge of Midnight. I haven't read the other books in this series so not sure if they are related or not but Edge of Midnight seems to stand on its own just fine. It's actually one of the better romantic suspense/thriller books I've read lately. The villian is CREEPY and some of the details in the book are grisly. There is definitely a rom
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Sherylb
Wow, this one scared me (last 10%). What a psycho villian!! I don't remember reading and shaking this much since I read Deadly Fear by Cynthia Eden. Definitely up for something light and fluffy after this one.
Manda Collins
Jan 01, 2012 Manda Collins rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of Karen Rose, Mariah Stewart, Cynthia Eden
Recommended to Manda by: NetGalley
Another pulse pounding romantic suspense from Tentler, who is proving herself to be a solid author of FBI procedurals mixed with tender romance. We first meet heroine Mia Hale when she's just made her escape from The Collector, a serial killer who has relocated from the DC area to Jacksonville, Florida. A journalist, Mia had been working on a story about two missing women in the Jacksonville area before she went missing herself. As the first of the Collector's victims to escape alive, she has va ...more
Christa
I have read all three books by Leslie Tentler, and I thought each one was better than the one that came before. I enjoyed all of them, so by the time I read the third one, it was a strong "5" star read for me. I enjoyed the main characters, Mia Hale and Eric McFarlane, and loved seeing their relationship develop. Both Mia and Eric carried plenty of baggage, but it was wonderful watching them turn to one another and to overcome their painful pasts. The storyline was compelling and made it difficu ...more
Pamela
Too long-winded, flat characters, and a romance that lacks any sizzle.
Jess the Romanceaholic
This is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.

Expected Release Date: January 24, 2012 (Available Now!)
Publisher: Harelquin
Imprint: Mira
Author’s Website: http://leslietentler.com/
My Source for This Book: Netgalley
Part of a Series: Yes, Book 3, Chasing Evil Trilogy
Series Best Read In Order: Works well as a standalone
Steam Level: Steamy

Crime reporter Mia Hale has been following a series of disappearances in the Jacksonville beach area when she postulates a connection
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Maggie
Amazing read that captivates you from the first page.

The Collector, a serial killer who the FBI have being trying to find and arrest for nearly three years has resurfaced in Jacksonville, Florida were two women have been abducted and while Mia Hale, crime reporter for Jacksonville courier is working the story she is also kidnapped. She manages to escape and is found on Atlantic beach with some shocking wounds and no recollection of what happened to her.

FBI Agent Eric MacFarlane who works in VCU,
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D.B. Reynolds
This is the third book in Tentler's Chasing Evil trilogy of Romantic Suspense, and possibly the best. I enjoyed both of the previous books, but this one was truly engrossing. Mia Hale is a reporter who was captured and tortured by a sadistic killer known as The Collector. The only difference between Mia and his previous victims is that somehow she escaped. The problem is she remembers nothing of her kidnapping and torture, or even how she got away. On the one hand, she's desperate to remember in ...more
MarciaB - Book Muster Down Under
Wow, now this is why I read romantic suspense.

Leslie Tentler has woven an intense story in which she brings together two almost broken, but not quite defeated, characters.

Mia Hale is a crime reporter with a local newspaper. Both fierce and fragile, Mia grew up being tossed between the foster care system and her unstable mother. She is a survivor and has risen above her circumstances by creating a solid life for herself. However, that is all about to change. When she doesn’t arrive at work one mo
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Tracy
Too Much and Not Enough
Three years ago, FBI Special Agent Eric Macfarlane was in Maryland, hot on the trail of a vicious killer who called himself The Collector. As a member of the FBI's Violent Crimes Unit, he was trained to hunt serial killers, but nothing could have prepared him for his wife Rebecca becoming the sadistic monster's fifth victim. The Collector slipped through his fingers, making Rebecca his final confirmed kill...an obscene retribution for which Eric still pays.

The Collector di
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Lyn (Readinghearts)
Apr 18, 2012 Lyn (Readinghearts) rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: mystery readers, especially those that like romantic mysteries
Recommended to Lyn (Readinghearts) by: Siterhood of the Traveling Book
Early last year, the first book in the Chasing Evil trilogy, Midnight Caller was recommended to me. I read that book and instantly grew enamored of the author's writing. While these books are probably classed as Romantic Mysteries, and romance books are not my normal preference, Leslie Tentler's books are a cut above. Edge of Midnight is another winner for the author, who writes like she has been established in this field for a while. What I particularly like about Leslie's books is that the rom ...more
Lyndi
I prefer it when we don't know who the killer is, but there wasn't a lot of mystery or suspense here. Everything was kinda laid out in front of you the whole time, you knew everyone's motivation and plan... it was odd. The author even wrote the climax as though it were a big reveal, but you already knew all the information that "came to light" at the end. I like being unsure right along with the characters.

Aside from that, I don't really have any complaints. I skimmed a paragraph or two that tal
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Willa
Romantic suspense is my genre of choice. I love a good mystery, following the clues, layered together with the romance. In a genre where Secret Ops, Black Ops, Undercover Ops seem to be prevalent at the moment, complete with three, four, five or more team members all waiting in the wings and queuing for their books, finding this standalone one was a real thrill.

Mia Hale is found on a stretch of beach by two cops, having been kidnapped and tortured by a serial killer. Somehow she has managed to e
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Cheryl
Eric MacFarlane is an FBI agent in the Behavioral Science Unit. His wife, Rebecca, was the fifth victim of a serial killer who has been dormant for three years. He's in Florida because the killer is active again. He uses his high profile father to get approved to work on the case. He's working with a local FBI agent who is a good friend. Mia Hale is a newspaper reporter who was abducted but escaped. She was marked with a number 8. She has no memory of the events after her abduction due to the dr ...more
Keri
3.75 Stars. This was a good solid wrap up to the trilogy. I liked Eric and Mia as individuals, I just didn't quite feel their connection. The overall story was good and I am looking forward to see what else LT has in story for us.
Sue
I read all three books one right after the other. I look forward to reading more books by this author.
Dísir
Such an enthralling and riveting read. I'm not too ashamed to admit that my admiration for Leslie Tentler is growing exponentially despite having only read 'Fallen'.

Mia Hale's abduction and subsequent escape pulls the Feds into the case and Special Agent Eric Macfarlane, who has a personal interest in this. Together, they need to unravel who is after her before other women succumb to the Collector's wiles. From the very start, we're made to know who the killer is (something that really surprise
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Anita Truong
The last in the Chasing Evil trilogy and quite a lot more enjoyable than I had expected. After reading the two before, I had surmised that maybe I should space out my romantic suspense appetites between several other books (unless I'm looking for an extended romantic suspense fix). Leslie Tentler's formulaic story progression became rather predictable by the second book, so I knew what to expect for Edge of Midnight.

Despite that, however, I found that I liked this last book a lot more than I ha
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Misty
Move over Lisa Jackson, Romantic Suspense has found its new voice! In a spine tingling conclusion to her Chasing Evil trilogy Leslie Tentler takes readers on a rollercoaster ride that begins in the first sentence and ends with the very last page.
When reporter Mia Hale turns up bloody and disoriented on a Florida beach, the puzzle pieces begin to lock into place for FBI agent Eric McFarlane who has been called down to Florida to work a murder case that has the ear marks of a case that he has bee
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Noelle Pierce
This final book in the Chasing Evil trilogy was even better than the first two, but induced some nightmares. No, wait. That's a good thing. I had to pull myself from the book a few times and remind myself that it was fiction. Leslie does an amazing job of describing the scenery and situations that it's easy to get swept into the investigation and the suspense over whether the good guys will figure out who the bad guy is before the next murder.

That said, this book is much more gruesome than her f
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Suzanne Barrett
When newspaper crime reporter Mia Hale is found on a Jacksonville beach disoriented and injured, pieces of a gruesome puzzle begin to fall into place for FBI agent Eric McFarlane. He’s been called down from Washington D.C. to investigate because a series of brutal murders appear to be the work of a killer now resurfaced in Florida.

Called The Collector because of his habit of taking gruesome souvenirs from his victims, the sadistic madman has apparently resumed his practice after a three-year hia
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♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
This was an amazing 5 star read! An even mix of spooky & romance! Well balanced & smooth! I stayed up all night to finish it!

FBI Agent Eric MacFarlane has been hunting a serial killer for years. The killer has taunted him & even killed his wife.

After the killer disappeared for a few years, a woman is found on the beach, bloody wearing only her underwear & has a number carved in her stomach.

Mia Hale, the victim that escaped, is an investigative reporter doing a story on 2 missing
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Amy Shojai
Last July at Thrillerfest I received a copy of this book free (along with dozens of others) and have been working my way through the stack. I wish that Leslie Tentler's book had been at the top of the stack, this was great!

The story kicks off with immediate questions to answer, with a car driven into a fence and no driver to be seen. The two cops quickly find the driver--a young woman half naked, brutalized, and with no memory of what has happened. Turns out, Mia is a local reporter covering th
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Priyanka
One of the best thrilling and suspenseful novel I have come across in recent times. Leslie Tentler is definitely the author to watch out for. It's a story involving a serial killer known as "The Collector". Eric, the hero of the story is trying to catch "The Collector" from a very long time. Not just because he's assigned to the case but he has his own personal reasons. Mia, the heroine is "The Collector" latest conquest but somehow she escapes him. And now comes the twist, she doesn't remember ...more
Vivian
Mia Hale is the luckiest woman alive since she has escaped the clutches of a serial killer. Regrettably she doesn't remember very much about her abduction or the killer. Eric MacFarlane is hot on the case of the serial killer known as "The Collector," but his motives are questionable as his wife was a victim of this killer just a few years ago. Eric is determined to protect Mia at all costs but is he willing to risk his career?

There are serial killers and then there are sick, twisted and sadisti
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Leslie Tentler is best known as the author of the Chasing Evil trilogy (Midnight Caller, Midnight Fear and Edge of Midnight). She was named as a finalist for Best First Novel at ThrillerFest 2012 for Midnight Caller, and as a finalist in the 2013 Daphne du Maurier Awards for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense for Edge of Midnight. She is also the recipient of the prestigious Maggie Award of Excell ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Chasing Evil Trilogy (3 books)
  • Midnight Caller (Chasing Evil Trilogy, #1)
  • Midnight Fear (Chasing Evil Trilogy, #2)
Midnight Caller (Chasing Evil Trilogy, #1) Midnight Fear (Chasing Evil Trilogy, #2) Fallen Suspense Magazine February 2011

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