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Edge of Midnight (Chasing Evil Trilogy #3)

4.11  ·  Rating Details ·  912 Ratings  ·  87 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 it was amazing
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
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.
Feb 13, 2012 Yvonne rated it really liked it
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.

Feb 09, 2012 Christa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebook-arc
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
Jan 31, 2012 Anita rated it really liked it
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
Mar 23, 2013 Diana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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

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
Feb 19, 2012 Sherylb rated it it was amazing
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.
Jess the Romanceaholic
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Expected Release Date: January 24, 2012 (Available Now!)
Publisher: Harelquin
Imprint: Mira
Author’s Website:
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
Manda Collins
Jan 01, 2012 Manda Collins rated it it was amazing
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
Nov 18, 2014 Pamela rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
Too long-winded, flat characters, and a romance that lacks any sizzle.
Jun 05, 2013 Sue rated it it was amazing
I read all three books one right after the other. I look forward to reading more books by this author.
D.B. Reynolds
Feb 20, 2012 D.B. Reynolds rated it it was amazing
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
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 obscene retribution for which Eric still pays.

The Collector di
Lyn (Readinghearts)
Apr 18, 2012 Lyn (Readinghearts) rated it really liked it
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
Jul 20, 2014 Lyndi rated it really liked it
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
Oct 31, 2014 Willa rated it it was amazing
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
Jan 31, 2015 Cheryl rated it really liked it
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
Aug 19, 2012 Pamela rated it really liked it
This is the third book in the Leslie Tentler series. Ms. Tentler is an excellent mystery-story teller, and I have read and loved all 3 of her books. Her other books rated 5 stars from me, however, "Edge of Midnight" left me wanting a little more. Although still a great book, "Edge of Midnight" leaned a little heavy in the romance department, and not heavy enough in the mystery department. This is my only reason for 4 stars instead of 5.
Jul 04, 2012 Phyllis rated it really liked it
This was another winner from Leslie Tentler. This is the 3rd book in her Chasing Fear Trilogy and it was very good. Although it is part of a trilogy you can read them in any order. Out of the 3 b00ks I believe the 2nd book Midnight Fear was the best.
Feb 10, 2016 Keri rated it really liked it
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.
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
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
Jan 27, 2012 Misty rated it it was amazing
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
Noelle Pierce
Jan 24, 2012 Noelle Pierce rated it really liked it
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
Suzanne Barrett
Jan 02, 2012 Suzanne Barrett rated it it was amazing
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
♡ 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
Amy Shojai
Jan 19, 2013 Amy Shojai rated it really liked it
Shelves: thrillers, mystery
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
Jan 17, 2013 Priyanka rated it it was amazing
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
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Leslie Tentler is the author of five novels, including BEFORE THE STORM, FALLEN and the Chasing Evil Trilogy (MIDNIGHT CALLER, MIDNIGHT FEAR and EDGE OF MIDNIGHT). She was a finalist for Best First Novel at ThrillerFest 2012, and is a two-time finalist for the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense. She is also the recipient of the prestigious Maggie Award of Excellence. A ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Chasing Evil Trilogy (3 books)
  • Midnight Caller (Chasing Evil, #1)
  • Midnight Fear (Chasing Evil, #2)

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