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Deadly Reckoning (Devil's Shroud #1)

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"You win for now, but it isn't over."

Trouble has followed pregnant artist Kayla Davies to a picturesque Oregon town where she hopes to paint away memories of a brutal attack. Instead she finds herself again gripped by fear when a woman's murder and an eerily familiar stalker coincide with her arrival. Someone is watching her…and disappearing into the dreaded fog called The
ebook, Harlequin Romantic Suspense #1698, 224 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2012)
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Kayla was attacked when she was leaving an art gallery featuring her work. She was smart enough to protect herself by hitting her car alarm. Saving her and the baby inside her, given to her via her best friend Tony before he died in a terrible car accident. When her therapist suggested she move and try to get away from the bad memories, she did.

When a girl is murdered after arriving in a small town Kayla is trying to make her new home, she is shaken as the murder victim looks almost identical to
Very good book. The suspense in this one kept me turning the pages late into the night, until I finished it. Kayla came to Cape Churn to get away from the memories of the attack and try to get her desire to paint back. When the threats started up again, she turned to Gabe. Gabe was determined to find out who was doing this to Kayla. He was powerfully attracted to her, but didn't want a relationship to distract him from his search for the killer. He was also trying to cope with being a single dad ...more
Cindy ~ SnS Reviews
After an attempt on her life, Kayla Davies leave Seattle for a small Oregon town to try and get past the trauma so she can start painting again. Its not long before she realizes that what she ran away from has followed her after a girl is found murdered with a strong resemblance to her.

Gabe McGregor left Washington where he had been a police office to come back to his home town to raise the teenage son that had been suddenly thrust on him that he had no clue about. He works for the sheriff's de
Paula Legate
This book was so good. Kayla was being targeted by a serial killer who played games with his prey before he actually killed him. He almost killed her once, and she barely escaped. After her attack she moved to Cap Code to heal. She started being taunted again, not knowing if it was the same person that hurt her before…. Shortly after moving to Cap Code she met Gabe that was a handsome deputy. He was also a single father. He just found out he had a son named DaKota a few months before. The story ...more
A very enjoyable book..Good plot and satisfying ending..
Deadly Reckoning by Elle James


This was a typical romance novel with the angst and the reluctance in the beginning and the HEA at the end. It was an intrigue so we had him as the sheriff and her as the artist whose life was under threat from a psycho stalker killer. I do like the knight in shining armour, the man who protects his woman and all that but boy did she frustrate me. I never quite understand why these women have to be written so ‘dumb’.

There’s a killer in town, he’s followed you here
Kara Skinner
Not only is this insta-love, but it was full of cliches and the heroine is seriously dumb. Three days does not a love story make, no matter how crazy those days are and I had so little sympathy for the characters that I was almost rooting for the killer. As much as a like damsel-in-distress stories, this one really didn't cut it for me. I felt like I was in a Hallmark movie, honestly. That being said, I liked the son.
Jennifer Harris
Cute story

It was a cute story but it was kind of short. The son, Dakota, was an extremely interesting character. Gabe was not too bad and he managed to save the day. Kayla was a good heroine and brought out the right instincts but she also could take care of herself. Cute story but it was just an okay read.
Lindsey Faye
Surprisingly better than what I was expecting. Good writing reference. Also want to check out more stories in this line.
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Award-winning author Elle James grew up as an air force military brat. She received her work ethic from her rock-solid father, her creative streak from her artistic mother and inspiration from her writing partner and sister, Delilah Devlin. As a former member of the army reserves and a current member of the air force reserves, she's traveled across the United States and to Germany, managed a full- ...more
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