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Twisted (Burbank and Parker #1)

3.91  ·  Rating Details ·  1,422 Ratings  ·  189 Reviews

New York Times bestselling novelist Andrea Kane leads you down a dark and twisted alleyway, littered with drugs, kidnapping, and murder. Navigating expertly between the mind of a deranged serial killer and the FBI special agents racing to end his lethal spree, Kane delivers a complex, unforgettable story based on extensive research with the FBI and its Crisis Negotiation a
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published March 25th 2008 by William Morrow
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Jan 27, 2017 Nat rated it really liked it
It took me a little to really start getting into this book (and to find the time to read it) but once it got rolling, I found myself not wanting to put it down.

I think the romance angle was what really pulled me in. I love a good, solid crime-driven novel but every once in awhile its nice to have a romance worth rooting for. Plus, I'm a total sucker for stories where an old romance heats up so this was perfect. The whole two-stubborn-hotheads thing is nothing new, but it's kind of what's expect
Sheila Wanner
Mar 22, 2008 Sheila Wanner rated it it was amazing
Andrea Kane's Twisted was an adventurous, thrilling novel that I couldn't put down. The storyline of Sloane Burbank was intriguing, with her strong FBI past and her new fears of the present. Though it seemed like she was going to be all business throughout the book, the arrival of Special Agent Derek Parker proved that wrong. He's a charming, chivalrous character that I found easy to like as an addition to Sloane's story. Though at first these two bump heads and bicker each time they're brought ...more
Rashika (is tired)
I cannot rate this book. I am too angry at the moment which would affect my judgement.

While our psychopath was predictable the author did a great job with the unravelling of his motives. It made sense. Everything was wrapped up very well. The relationship between the main characters was well developed as well. Everything was great.. except

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May 27, 2017 JackieK rated it liked it
More like 3.5 stars.
Nov 15, 2011 Macjest rated it really liked it
As soon as I started reading this book I felt like I was reading a J.D. Robb In Death book. In fact the beginning of it really made me think of the short book, Midnight In Death. There is a very similar theme going on. As I kept reading I kept feeling like I was reading what law enforcement was like just before the time period in the In Death books. However, so you don't think it's a rip off, the missing persons in this book follow a completely different theme from Midnight. There is good smush ...more
Nicola Mansfield
Dec 30, 2009 Nicola Mansfield rated it really liked it
Sloane Burbank is a former FBI agent who was injured in the line of duty and instead of taking a desk job decided to leave the Bureau until her therapy made her fit for active duty once more. In the meantime she is working as a private consultant for corporations and the police. She is contacted by the family of a childhood friend as a last resort that their daughter has been missing for close to a year and hired to look into the case for them. This one missing person case takes her into a serie ...more
Lyn (Readinghearts)
Aug 23, 2009 Lyn (Readinghearts) rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: thriller lovers
Recommended to Lyn (Readinghearts) by: Novel Ladies giveaway
This is the first book that I have read byAndrea Kane, but I have been wanting to read it for a while. One of my GR clubs read it for a group read, but it was such a popular book that I couldn't get a copy from the library. I just finished the book about 5 minutes ago and I will say that it was a good read from beginning to end. It had everything that a book of this type needs, complex characters, a good story line, interesting sub lines, and a tie in to Greek gods and goddess that was interest ...more
Mar 20, 2015 Kenzi rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned-books
A Deadly, Mythological Page-Turner!

I've said this a lot in my reviews, but nothing could not be further from the truth. Sloane Burbank is the ultimate fictional heroine. One I can actually look up to and attempt to be as great. Being as skilled as she with self defense classes. But it doesn't do as far as to make her so far away as a goddess, Andrea wrote her like an actual person. Not a goddess as Luke intended, but an intimidating woman who can kick ass with issues and a throbbing ever-present
Aug 27, 2009 Marie rated it really liked it
Although this author has been compared to Mary Higgins Clark, the author Karin Slaughter came to mind as I read this book. The plot was darker and more intense, as is a Slaughter novel.
Well developed,likable, plausible characters throughout. Not to heavy on a rushed, silly romance either, which is something I detest in a good mystery/thriller. The romance in this book was light and entirely believable, which is a refreshing change from most books in this genre (romantic suspense).
The book begins
Jul 16, 2016 Jan rated it really liked it
Shelves: suspense, mystery
An involved drama involving a former FBI agent, Sloane Burbank, her former lover, missing women who seem to have a connection with Sloane, and brutal murders that only a twisted, insane person could commit. Kane did her research and it shows. Very suspenseful.
Aug 29, 2014 Tbabe001 rated it really liked it
Great book, we'll developed H/h. Great chemistry, great suspense and my kind of serial killer/bad guy.
Nov 26, 2011 Sue rated it really liked it
I thought this was a pretty good story, it was easy to keep reading.
Jun 09, 2017 Kristi rated it it was amazing
This was a really great read. It was well paced crime thriller. I liked getting to know Sloane and Derek. The killer wasn't a complete surprise as it was easy enough to figure out several chapters before his identity is revealed, but the twists it took to get there were great.
Mar 18, 2017 Laura rated it really liked it
Great book, it just took me forever to read.
Enjoyed it tho.
May 10, 2017 Tory rated it did not like it
Shelves: mysteries
Not my type of book. Hunter becomes hunted.

And complex, confusing, ..the mystery and the relationship
Jul 15, 2013 Romana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-stars, czech, rc-review
Sloane Burbanková opustila kvůli svému zranění svou pozici agentky v FBI a stala se nezávislou poradkyní. Když se jí ozve matka její bývalé kamarádky s žádostí o pomoc neváhá, a práci přijme. Její kamarádka se ztratila už před rokem, takže Sloane ví, že šance, že bude ještě na živu, je malá. Ale jakákoli informace je lepší, než žít v nevědomí. Aby zjistila o případu něco víc, musí se spojit s Derekem, agentem FBI a jejím bývalým přítelem. Ani jednomu z nich se do spolupráce nechce, ale nic jinéh ...more
Sabrina  Brawley
Apr 01, 2008 Sabrina Brawley rated it liked it
Recommended to Sabrina by: Breeni Books
Sloane Burbank is making use of civilian life after leaving the FBI, teaching Krav Maga self-defense classes. A call from the mother of a childhood friend will quickly bring her back to her old career associations, however. Sloan's friend Penny has been missing for close to a year, and her case is stalled. Penny's mother hires Sloane to dig a little more and see if she can get the investigation moving again.

As similarities between Penny's disappearance and newer abductions begin to surface, Sloa
Mar 05, 2015 MuchAdo rated it liked it
2.5 stars

Not as good as the other book of Andrea Kane I've read (Run For Your Life). The main couple was not as interesting and their exchanges not as well written as those in the RFYL. The heroine was particularly irriating in this one. As if it is impossible to write an independent (supposedly) woman without making her into a stubborn, hotheaded idiot. There were moments I really could not see what in her the hero found attractive enough to love and go through such hustle to be with her. The w
TWISTED is the first in Ms. Kane's two-book series with Sloane Burbank. Early on you find out that that Sloane was previously an F. B. I. agent. She was in a hostage situation and was caught unaware and viciously stabbed in her hand. Rather than be behind a desk, she left the agency. She also quit an intense relationship with Derek Parker, a coworker of hers.

She had gone through several surgeries and was currently in physical therapy when the book opens. The parents of a childhood friend of Slo
Mar 18, 2009 Laurie rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction-other
Twisted was a solid romantic suspense novel. Sloane Burbank is recovering from a devastating injury that ended her career at the FBI and is now a private consultant on numerous cases. When her childhood friend Penny's mother calls her and asks for her help in solving Penny's unexpected disappearance one year ago, Sloane agrees despite the poor odds of good news. As she delves into Penny's case, Sloane discovers that the case agent-in-charge is Derek Parker, her old flame. They draw a temporary t ...more
Jul 07, 2013 Jeff rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romantic-mystery
Twisted by Andrea Kane is a suspenseful crime thriller that will keep glued to ever page until the end. As a reader you will want to savor every word as you lose yourself in this strange and twisted story involve murders, kidnapping, gangs and sex. You will find yourself getting caught up as you attempt to solve the case before ex-FBI agent Sloane Burbank and FBI special agent Derek Parker.
As the book starts it is approximately a year since Sloane Burbank walked away from the FBI after suffering
Trev Twinem
Jan 11, 2013 Trev Twinem rated it it was amazing
I don't often read crime novels by female authors, as unfairly I have always preferred male authors. However, Twisted by Andrea Kane has been both a revelation and a "wake up call" to me, a truly enjoyable top notch crime thriller. The story revolves around Sloane Burbank, an ex FBI agent, who when one of her childhood friends disappears agrees to help in the search for answers. She is helped in her endeavours by ex boyfriend and FBI agent and all round super sleuth Derek Parker. It soon becomes ...more
Dec 14, 2009 Becky rated it really liked it
I was slightly annoyed when I first opened this book. There are several pages of acknowledgements, then several definitions of acronyms used throughout. It took me almost 15 minutes before I started the book! However, now that I've finished the book, I'm not bothered by that any more. It's obvious how much research and work went into the background before Kane even started with the story itself.

This book started out a little bouncy. It went from place to place, and between victims and Sloane. B
Peggy Kincaid
Mar 08, 2008 Peggy Kincaid rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves suspense
Recommended to Peggy by: PrePub edition from Publisher
This is the best suspense book I've read this year. I am a big fan of suspense novels and if some romance is thrown in then that is good too. However I found "Twisted" to be extra special.

It has everything you need in a suspense tale. Sloane Burbank is a woman many of us would say is someone we'd like to be. She is smart, sexy, driven and at the same time vulnerable.

When she has set her sights on accomplishing something nothing will stop her, not even an ex-lover like Derek Parket. A plea from a
Tamara Rose Blodgett
May 31, 2011 Tamara Rose Blodgett rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller
Sloane Burbank works as a free-lance law enforcement consultant who was a former FBI agent. When her current contract is a missing person that was a childhood friend, it quickly becomes personal. Sloane wishes to widen the “capture net” of their perpetrator and enlists the help of current FBI agent and former lover, Derrick Parker. Although the FBI, with Parker in charge, are already involved in the case, there has been little progress. After Burbank comes on board, the dynamic changes through a ...more
Apr 05, 2014 Debbie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Twisted by Andrea Kane
Amazon Descrption
Who will be next?

Though former FBI Special Agent Sloane Burbank once survived a life-threatening injury in the line of duty, she now uses her specialized skills as an independent consultant. But when one of her closest childhood friends mysteriously disappears, Sloane takes the case—even though her ex-lover Derek Parker is the FBI agent in charge.

Special Agent Derek Parker has no time to spare for a dead-end case—especially since it would mean working
Terry Odell
Jul 14, 2009 Terry Odell rated it really liked it
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Athira (Reading on a Rainy Day)
This is my first Andrea Kane book, and I was really impressed with her writing. For me, one of the most important criteria in books is the writing style, which really scores here. The suspense, the characters, their relationships, the actual events all were truly remarkable. I should say the killer in this book is one of the most horrific minds I have read about. I was actually shuddering at one point and wondering how can a man get this bad. I liked the whys and the whats of this murder thrille ...more
Jul 24, 2011 Pamela rated it did not like it
Shelves: reviewed
Let's see. Where should I begin. Boring comes to mind. The characters are lifeless. There's no sexual tension or chemistry between Sloane and Derek. The book does have a good plot. Too bad the writer created a killer that was so hum-drum and boring to make it really exciting or believable. Which reminds me, the ending sucked too. (Spoiler) She knocks him out. The end.

My biggest beef would be about the heroine, Sloane. She graduated law school, worked in the D.A.'s office for a year before being
Shera Melton
Jun 16, 2011 Shera Melton rated it it was ok
I didn't like this book as a whole. Before you even start the book, you are provided with a diagram to understand FBI and NYPD pecking order, and a four page glossary of police abbreviations which you need to understand this book. That's just too much. In addition to that, the bad person in the book is heavily into Greek Mythology, and only uses god and goddess names when refering to himself and his victims. I got so confused about who was who that I just gave up trying to understand. It was mad ...more
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