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Only Fear (Mindhunters #1)

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After a violent incident with a patient leaves scars on both her mind and body, psychiatrist Dr. Maggie Levine craves isolation. A radio talk show host seems to be the perfect profession, a job where she can help people from a distance while staying safe. When a strange caller begins stalking her on the air and murdering people to get her attention, Maggie realizes she can
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Published September 5th 2011 by Carina Press (first published 2011)
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Baba  ♥♥♥ Tyler, Marcus, Archer, Dean, Adrian, Dan & Hunter
"Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing."
- Author unknown -

"I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time."
- by Anna Freud -

3.5 stars.

This is a promising start to a new series (The Mindhunters).

Rich Chicago businessman Damian Manchester (I like the name and of course I like the soccer club Manchester United!) is frustrated by the authorities. Twenty years ago his teenage daughter Sam

3.5 stars


Dr Margaret (Maggie) Levine's radio talk show Live with Levine has been a hit since she started the show nine months ago and now she's the most popular radio personality in Chicago. For the thirty-three year-old psychiatrist it's been a slow recovery from the emotional, psychological and physical trauma of a stalker's attack a year ago. After one of Maggie's regular callers - 'Owen' - becomes agitated and threatening one evening during her show, she arrives home to find her house h
Psychiatrist Dr Maggie Levine had suffered a few traumas in her life. At the age of 13 her best friend was killed by a serial killer and a year ago one of her schizophrenic patients becomes obsessed with her and becomes so possessive that during an attack she harms Maggie and kills her brother. Maggie still has nightmares and panic attacks but refuses to give up and although she can no longer see patients face to face she has a late night radio show where she tries to offer advice and help calle ...more
Ok, I have to give up on this. After reading 1/3, it seems pretty average as a romantic suspense. Plus, it has the instant lust/attraction theme which I always dislike and combined with the heavy baggage both of them carry, it seems too unbelievable in any case. On top of that, I can't get how a heroine who lost a loved one to a deadly stalker a year ago, would be so cocky and full of "let's-goad-him-and-catch-him" bravado when it comes to a second, deadlier one. Can a woman who has to get pills ...more
Couldn't Settle Into This One
It happened a year ago. The broken mind of a mentally unstable patient brought tragedy and ravaged the life of Dr. Margaret Levine, altering it irrevocably. Since that dark day, Maggie has suffered from panic attacks, grief and guilt keeping her closed off from her family, fear keeping her shuttered away from the masses. She no longer sees patients face to face, she dispenses psychiatric advice and guidance over the airwaves on her nightly radio call-in show, Live wi

Only Fear was kindly provided to me by Netgalley for Carina Press.

Dr. Maggie Levine is a radio show host and university lecturer who craves her privacy and solitude; after her brother was brutally murdered by an ex-patient she has pursued her occupation as a psychiatrist in a capacity where she no longer has to be so close to them. Her attacker left Maggie both emotionally and physically scarred, blaming herself she has withdrawn from those closest to her – her
Cindy ~ SnS Reviews
For anyone looking for a new suspense author to read - look no further. This was an intense book with a twisted serial killer that loves to prey on your fears.

Maggie Levine who is a psychiatrist has been though hell in her life. First her best friend was killed by a serial killer when they were 13. Then a patient who has a sick fascination with her kills her brother and then tries to kill her. Now on her radio talk show she has been getting strange calls from someone with an obsession with her
Recommended by Norma, 7/23/2012.

Grade B

Romantic suspense is still my favorite genre and I'm always happy to find a new author. Anne Marie Becker has written a fast-paced suspense novel with a good blend of romance. I was drawn in from the beginning and my interest never flagged. I had one problem with the plot however, and it's fairly major. (view spoiler)
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Only Fear started out good with a psycho caller on a radio talk show and the break in of Maggie's apartment, and I was digging Ethan was the hero....hottie agent with a chip on his shoulder. But then it just kind of went down hill from there. The action didn't keep my interest and once "OWEN" got involved with Deborah my brain kind of just stopped paying attention.

The writing was very descriptive and the author had a very cool plot, but my interest was lost. I normally like a thriller with grea
4.5 stars. TERRIFIC BOOK! Excellent Romantic Suspense that actually balances both the suspense and romance beautifully! This book is why RS is my fav genre. This book is remeniscent of Cynthia Eden or Cindy Gerard or even Christy Reece. A lot of grit, great cast of characters and a keep you on your toes plot.
4 stars for the fantastic suspense. Strong hero/heroine, great secondary characters I'm looking forward to reading more about in book #2.

3 stars for the romance. This book was heavily focused on the suspense and the romance was secondary. I would've liked a lot more "steam" between the H/h!

A very good and chilling suspense. The slashing and incising of body parts were very vividly portrayed.

A plus with the H/h relationship too. They were very mellow with each other that I found very pleasant.
May Mostly Romance
ข้อดีเดียวของเรื่องนี้ที่เราคิดออกก็คือ เราได้มาฟรี ไม่ได้เสียเงินซื้อ

จริง ๆ ไม่ได้คาดหวังโรแมนซ์มากมายอะไรนะคะ เราอยากอ่านเรื่องแนวสืบสวนแบบซีเรียสจริงจัง แต่เล่มนี้ก็ไม่ได้ให้อะไรอย่างนั้น ส่วนโรแมนซ์เองก็เหมือนเอามาเติม ๆ แปะ ๆ เพื่อให้เป็นแนวโรแมนติกสืบสวน

งงปนสงสารนางเอกที่กลายเป็นเหยื่อของพวกชอบตาม (Stalker) สองรอบ โดยที่เรื่องก็ไม่ได้โยงว่า มีอะไรเกี่ยวข้องกัน ก็แค่นางเอกคงมีอะไรบางอย่าง (มั้ง) ที่ดึงดูดพวกโรคจิต ส่วนพระเอกก็มาตามสูตร อดีต Secret Service ที่ผันตัวมาเป็นบอดี้การ์ด ที่เราอ่

“Only Fear by Anne Marie Becker details the chilling tale of a psychiatrist, Dr. Maggie Levine, who has had to overcome a violence-laden past trauma that altered her life forever and caused her to have panic attacks intermittently. A covert threat results in the Society for the Study of the Aberrant Mind (SSAM) being called in to assist her, especially because she has close ties to the leader of SSAM. Ethan Townsend has always been a loner but he is still struggling to get past the horrific even
This was another new author for me and another great edition for the genre of romantic suspense.

After a tragedy in her life, Dr Maggie Levine shuts herself off from the real world, working and spending her evenings indoors watching TV and cuddling her cat. She works late night radio helping people with their problems; in doing this she acquires a stalker who then starts to kill people in order to teach her a “lesson”. Enter the lovely gorgeous hero Ethan, they fall for each other whilst working
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Publisher: Carina Press
Publish Date: Out Now!
How I got this book: NetGalley

Becker’s debut novel packs quite a punch, and fans of thrilling romantic suspense will really enjoy this book! The first in a new series from Carina Press; I for one can’t wait to read more books in the series.

Maggie is still recovering from a horrific stalker and attack, and thinks she is safe as just a professor and radio host. But when a caller star
I found Only Fear to be an intriguing romantic suspense. The two main characters, Maggie and Ethan, both carried lots of baggage, but were likeable. The story had plenty of suspense, and the plot kept me interested. I liked the concept of the organization that Ethan worked for, The Society for the Study of the Aberrant Mind (SSAM), and I hope that the author will write more books about the characters who worked there.

Maggie Levine feels responsible for the death of her brother a year earlier at
NOW I read that this nook book is romantic suspense. There is a great deal of romance, or schmaltz, or that sort of thing, and some suspense. The main character is a psychiatrist with a radio show, who has to cope with a crazy who calls himself Fearmonger, and is a serial killer. A group called SSAC helps her to cope with him, and this is where her love interest comes in. Maggie also is a college professor. Fearmonger goes after people she knows, and threatens her family. I shall try to check bo ...more
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I really enjoyed this book. The story was tight and the characters interesting and the bad guy was sinister enough to make him believable and creepy enough that I was glad he was a fictional character and not out there somewhere. I also liked that the romance was not the main focus of the emotional interplay between the main players. This truly is a first class romantic suspence with a really good bad guy and kept me guessing right to the end. Fant
I enjoyed this book a lot more than I thought that I would. For a romantic suspense book I gave it 4 stars. It was a tad bit eye rolling that Maggie fell so head over heals for this guy right away but that is the point of a romance book right. There was plenty of action to keep you going and to leave trying to figure out who the bad guy is. I am looking forward to the next book and I would recommend this book to others.
Donnell Bell
I really enjoyed ONLY FEAR by Anne Marie Becker. Spine tingling and chilling she has some awesome hooks and everyone is a suspect in this book. Told in the classic style of Lisa Gardner and Sandra Brown, I will add Ms. Becker's to my must read list for her future work. Great thriller writer.
I love mind gripping stories and this author certainly delivered. I was hooked from page one and hated to put the book down to go to work, sleep or make dinner. I'm a slow reader, but this one went so fast. I can't wait until her next book comes out. Definitely a 4.5 rating from me.
Good mystery with good characters. The romance part of the book moved a little fast, but I guess when you are dealing with an escalating serial killer who is obsessed with the main character, connections have to be mad quickly.
Wow this was a great book! Very suspenceful makes me glad I don't watch scary movies might have made the book scary for me lol. Wonderful can wait for more books about SSAM! Will be reading more by this author soon.
ONLY FEAR is a fast-paced, thrilling read. The scenes between Maggie and Ethan were touching and Owen was absolutely chilling. I also loved Sigmund.

I look forward to seeing more from Anne Marie Becker.
Jemi Fraser
Great story! I really enjoyed the mix of suspense and romance. The characters were very well drawn and pulled me in!
Kim Law
Great debut book!!! It was creepy good. Looking forward to her next one!
I really liked this one. It reminded me a lot of Karen Rose's RS.
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An award-winning author of romantic suspense, Anne Marie has always been fascinated by people—inside and out—which led to degrees in Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, and Counseling. As a games hostess at Sea World, tutor, waitress, personal and family counselor, and high school counselor, she has indulged her curiosity through sanctioned professions. Now, as a stay-at-home mom of three young childr ...more
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