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Deadly Fantasies (Detective Kate Springer Mysteries #2)

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A ringing phone at 1:17 am is never a good thing, but Homicide Detective Kate Springer doesn't have the luxury of ignoring the call. On the other end of the line, a confessor admits to murdering her husband. Dr. Nina Grace needs help, and Kate knows it's time to repay a debt. No matter the consequences, Kate must fight to keep the investigation from solely focusing on her ...more
Published (first published December 19th 2013)
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Shannie
Aug 23, 2016 Shannie rated it it was amazing
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Holy crap! Read this within hours! Didn't see that twist!
Melanie Page
Jun 29, 2015 Melanie Page rated it really liked it
Deadly Fantasies (Black Rose Writing, 2013) by Kelly Miller is the second book of the Detective Kate Springer series. The author assured me that I didn’t need to read the first book for this one to make sense, and she was true to her word. Detective Springer gets a call after midnight from her former shrink. The connection is bad, but Dr. Nina Grace says, “I think I killed my husband.” Detective Springer and her partner, Detective Patrick Jessup, are on the case, but everyone questions if ...more
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I've never had such an easy time rating a book. I knew that this was going to be a 5-star rating from just the first page. Immediately, Deadly Fantasies grabs you by the seat of the pants and takes you on a wild journey. Well, maybe not grabs you by the seat of the pants. That sounds a bit weird ... especially coupled with my saying it takes you on a wild journey. Okay ... starting over ... I don't know ... it's a thrill ride. You are completely
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Aly
Apr 22, 2014 Aly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I first got this book, I was a little nervous, but I was assured that it was meant to be a standalone as well as part of the series so it would not be difficult to read this book. It's the second in the Detective Kate Springer series. And I wasn't missing anything at all. If anything was mentioned about Kate's past, there was some kind of explanation. I didn't feel like I was missing anything by not having read the first book in the series before reading Deadly Fantasies. It was easy to ...more
Arpita Pramanick
Jul 12, 2015 Arpita Pramanick rated it it was amazing
I won the ebook in a giveaway. I haven't read much mystery/crime stories outside of Sherlock Holmes, but I watch a lot of Castle and I love it. The best thing about Kelly Miller's writing is how smooth flowing it is. The scenes played just like they do in movies or the TV series (read Castle!). The dialogues are smart and witty. I loved the inside jokes and games between the detectives - those were refreshing!

The other great thing about the book is how the author introduces the backstories. Kell
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Karsyn
Apr 15, 2014 Karsyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 of 5 stars

I was sent this book by the author for my honest review.


This book revolves around Kate, a homicide detective in Tampa Fl. In the middle of the night, she gets a call from an acquaintance who states she may have killed her husband. Kate arrives at a bloody crime scene and an investigation begins.

This book did grab me from the beginning. I really liked the storyline, the murder to solve and the investigation the most. It was a good simple story that was really easy to read and moved
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Clarissa
Sep 18, 2014 Clarissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: enjoyed, interesting
Like with most people, I am a fan of murder/mystery television shows. I grew up watching Law and Order, Law and Order SVU, Murder She Wrote and other shows of that genre. The unusual thing, however, is that. I seldom pick up a book in the same genre. I suppose I like the visuals of everything. However, when Kelly Miller reached out and asked if I would be interested in reading her book, I readily agreed because I wanted something different than the historical tomes that I am usually reading like ...more
Diane Coto
May 22, 2014 Diane Coto rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What do you do when one that is close to you admits to murder? If you’re a detective, can you stay impartial while you investigate? Dr. Nina Grace had been the ‘shrink’ for many Tampa police officers. Detective Kate Springer had to spend a few weeks with the doctor after she had shot a suspect in a kidnapping case. Kate managed to work through many issues of her own with Dr. Grace and knew in her heart that Nina Grace couldn’t have committed this hideous murderous act on her husband. Detective ...more
Aya Walksfar
Jan 28, 2014 Aya Walksfar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysteries
Deadly Fantasies
Detective Kate Springer is back! And this time, she has to save her friend, Dr. Nina Grace.
What do you do when the phone rings at one in the morning? If you’re Detective Kate Springer you answer it. And what do you do when your friend is on the line confessing to murdering her husband? Kate never hesitates: she plunges into a dark world to find the real killer before Dr. Grace winds up in prison.
The thing I like about Kate is her loyalty; misguided perhaps, but always there. It
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Maz Loton
Jul 19, 2016 Maz Loton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-ebooks
Don’t let the cover or title fool you. Deadly Fantasies may look and sound like a cheesy romance but it isn’t. It is in fact an accomplished crime story, full of mystery, intrigue and twists to keep you guessing until the end. Despite being the second in a series, there was just enough backstory to help understand the characters better whilst not being annoying, and so there was no issue reading this as a stand-alone. The characters were believable, in particular the female lead protagonist, ...more
Laure Reminick
Apr 28, 2014 Laure Reminick rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(I received this book with the hope of a review. I feel the free aspect did not affect my review.)

In an intricately plotted police drama, Miller explores the ramifications of caring; for better and for worse, when it’s healthy and when it’s not, about a significant other or a twisted personal agenda.

Every character comes up against their own blind spot; some win, some seem to have embraced the worst possible outcome—for themselves and all those around them. Nicely, bad loses and good prevails.
Michael Mardel
May 08, 2016 Michael Mardel rated it it was amazing
Deadly fantasies by Miller was a quick read to discover who the murderer was even though the wife confessed to it. Will detective Kate be able to steer her colleagues away from the wife as the perpetrator? The same woman who counselled her. We are led on a merry chase to find who did it and the answer comes as a great surprise. Besides Kate's relationship with her colleague and falling out with her best friend, we learn about Kate warts and all. A worthy opponent of the baddies.
Alysia
Jun 12, 2016 Alysia rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book as well. It caught me up right away in the story. I would read more from this author. So far her books are AMAZING!!! Great job. * I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*
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Writing has always been in my blood. Since the age of thirteen when I coauthored a cheesy romance novel in a spiral bound notebook, I knew I wanted to pursue writing as a career. But somewhere along the way, I lost my voice. Sure I could craft a witty email or write marketing copy for other authors, as I did in a previous job, but to write that great American novel seemed just out of reach.

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