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Bringing Maddie Home (Mysteries of Angel Butte #1)

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There's always one case…

The moment police Captain Colin McAllister sees her on TV he knows. She may call herself Nell Smith, but she is Maddie Dubeau -- the girl who went missing from Angel Butte, Oregon, years ago. She's haunted Colin, and now the adult version of her is so captivating, he can't stay away. He wants to help her recover her memories -- even solve her case...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published November 5th 2013 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2013)
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Good book. It starts out with Maddie waking up in a car trunk, injured and not being able to remember what happened or even who she is. She manages to escape and we pick the story up twelve years later. She is calling herself Nell Smith and still has no real memories of who she is, just some flashes of memory. When she is approached by Colin she is afraid but overcomes those fears to go back to Angel Butte in an attempt to regain those memories. She depends on Colin for his strength and his prot...more
Sonya Heaney
Originally posted HERE .

I am totally perplexed by the cover on this book. Obviously Harlequin wanted to put it out at Christmastime, but – cover aside – this book has nothing to do with Christmas. It’s a really, really, (really!) good book, but it is a murder mystery, not a fuzzy, cuddly Christmas book.

Janice Kay Johnson is one of my favourite Harlequin writers (in fact, she might be sitting at the top of my list at the moment), and this was one of my favourite reads by her. I don’t know what i...more
Lynn Spencer
C+ on AAR, so 3.5 stars here There are lots of things that can make a good romance work, and by the same token, there are plenty of things that can make a book not work. One can have idiot characters, weak writing, implausible plots, etc.. Sometimes, as with Bringing Maddie Home, the issues are a bit more subtle. As with every book of Janice Kay Johnson's I've ever read, the writing is fantastic and I mostly like her characters. The problem here is that their story just doesn't work as romance.

Emsy Van Wyck
Engrossing read and addictive introduction to Janice Kay Johnson's fabulous Mysteries of Angel Butte series!

This fall I began I picked up Janice Kay Johnson’s Bringing Maddie Home and couldn’t put it down. I became engrossed in this story of a teenager gone missing, a police detective who never gives up, and a woman who has a frightening history she can’t remember.

This first book in Johnson’s The Mysteries of Angel Butte series set the bar high for the rest of the stories, but book by book she h...more
Leti Mar
I hate how misleading the cover for this book is. This is NOT a happy, lovey-dovey Christmas tale. This is a gripping story full of suspense that doesn't slow down till the very end. Nell wakes up in the trunk of a car with no memories of how or why she was abducted. After making a new life for herself, the police captain who never stopped looking finds her. Yet when she comes home and memories start to come back, she finds herself in even greater danger. An absolute page turner!

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Kate Vale
The first in a mystery series, this book grabbed me by the throat and refused to let go. Maddie (or is she Nell?) suffers from a kind of amnesia after a brutal attack as a 15 yr old and when the new green-as-grass cop first assigned to her case and now assistant chief is alerted to the finding of a body just outside Angel Butte, Oregon, he fears it is her. But no, it isn't. Nevertheless, on a trip to Seattle, he spies a news clip about a teen shelter and spots someone he thinks is Maddie. When h...more
I'm so late in writing a review for this book....hmmm...busy with work n all! But, i can't delay it more... :)! This is one of the book which you get once in a blue moon, entirely unexpected and fantastic read. When i read the synopsis, i just wanted to try this book with a mystery premise! And, i'm really happy that i tried this was really a entertaining book. One thing i instantly love about a book is if it has a powerful female character and Nell from this novel is a really admirabl...more
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"Maddie and Colin's attraction is nicely woven into the tale, and Johnson's skillful reveal of the guilty party will keep readers guessing. The story is nicely written and well-paced." RT Book Reviews, rated 4 stars

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5 chapters in ..did not keep my interest at all
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Janice Kay Johnson is the author of sixty books for children and adults. Her first four published romance novels were coauthored with her mother, also a writer who has since published mysteries and children's books on her own. These were "sweet" romance novels, the author hastens to add; she isn't sure they'd have felt comfortable coauthoring passionate love scenes!

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