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The Kill (Predator Trilogy #3)

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Her worst nightmare brought back to life, she risks everything for a second shot at justice.

For thirty years, FBI scientist Olivia St. Martin has lived with guilt and one abiding certainty–that while she wasn’t able to save her sister’s life, she did testify and helped to convict the rapist and killer. When shocking new evidence exonerates the man Olivia is sure she saw
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Hardcover, 407 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Ballantine Books Mass Market
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Bigd_041555
Apr 21, 2014 Bigd_041555 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another despicable serial killer - but did they catch the right one?

This 3rd book in the Predator Trilogy features the lab rat "Olivia St. Martin" - friend of Rowan Smith from The Preyand Miranda Moore from The Hunt - all 3 were classmates in the FBI Academy at Quantico, all 3 have emotional issues, and all 3 got involved in the cases of their lives.

This book was no different, except Olivia is on the case because of deceit - not in a bad sense, but still.

The man she thought had abducted her olde
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Marca
Mar 12, 2010 Marca rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Good mystery, terrible main character. Olivia once worked for the FBI and now works for the crime lab. When Olivia was five, her 9 year old sister was abducted in front her. The body of her sister was found a few days later. Little Olivia identified the killer from his tattoo; he was convicted & sent to prison; case closed. Almost. Years later, DNA frees the man and Olivia is worried that the real killer is still out there. Great premise. Olivia, however, is a basket case. How did she ever g ...more
Theresa
Apr 16, 2015 Theresa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Kill: Book 3

Loved this series! Liz's sister is kidnapped from the park by their home when they were both very young. She testifies against the man she witnessed take her sister and he was put in prison for many years, only many years later it is discovered he was not the murderer. I highly recommend this book and the whole series!
Rhea
Oct 14, 2015 Rhea rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
I cannot write enough how happy I am to have found Allison Brennan and her books. This whole trilogy was spectacular with three strong female lead characters. "The Kill" was suspenseful and well-written. Each of her books is hard to put down and this was no exception. Her character development is complex and multi-faceted. Each of the women are strong, smart and vulnerable in their own ways. The supporting characters are also well-written and you can't help but come to care about all of them. I ...more
Shiela
The weakest in the trilogy. Plot doesn't move, characters are not engaging, romance is stale and forced. I never really got into this one. Her trilogy after this one is much stronger.
Kris - My Novelesque Life
4.5 STARS

"Her worst nightmare brought back to life, she risks everything for a second shot at justice. For thirty years, FBI scientist Olivia St. Martin has lived with guilt and one abiding certainty–that while she wasn’t able to save her sister’s life, she did testify and helped to convict the rapist and killer. When shocking new evidence exonerates the man Olivia is sure she saw abduct her sister, she breaks every rule in the book to uncover the truth. Driven by the possibility that she put th
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♥ Vonda M. Reid ♥
Aug 08, 2013 ♥ Vonda M. Reid ♥ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Karen Rose Fans
Overall Rating: 4.85 // Action: 4.0 / Emotion: 4.7 / Romance: 4.5 / Sensuous: 3.0 / Suspense: 4.0 // Laughter: 1 // Tears: 6 / Teary: 1

The Kill: 4.85:
An un-put-down-able, re-read-able book because: {1} Allison Brennan is a favorite author; {2} Romantic Suspense is a favorite sub-genre; and {3} Brennan is a very talented storyteller who can quickly draw her readers into a romantic and suspenseful story and keep their interest all the way through the book. Except that this story went on a bit too
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Lyndi
Sep 11, 2012 Lyndi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I tried to read Miranda's story, but found her actions to be so unreasonable, I couldn't stand it. I wanted to give the author another shot, so I tried Olivia's story. And I found her to be pretty damn unreasonable, as well, but not as bad.

I liked the story, I really did. But there was a lot of nonsense that wasn't necessary. It felt like filler and without it, the story would have still been a full length novel. I don't want to read about Olivia's self-guilt trips every freaking chapter. I don'
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Angela
January 26th, 2:10 Ohio time. I started reading this today, and...okay. I'm hoping there's a reason for it, but why would a very meticulous and anal killer leave DNA evidence? He steals trucks to hide what he drives and leaves very little trace evidence in them, maybe some blood of the victim, and he returns the vehicles when he's done. He doesn't even quite "steal", he "borrows" the vehicles from people on vacation so there's no one to report them missing. He commits four murders and immediatel ...more
Nadine Maritz
This week’s review: The Kill by Allison Brennan

The Kill is the third and final novel written in Allison Brennna’s Predator Trilogy.

The Kill is a romantic thriller which puts another of her cross over characters in danger. Olivia St Martin – scientist with the FBI is stunned to learn of new evidence coming to light in the case of the kidnapping of her sister. Having carefully studied all cases dealing with similar characteristics as that of the person that kidnapped her sister she decides to take
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Pattianne
The Kill - The Predator Trilogy #3 - Olivia and Zack - Her worst nightmare brought back to life, she risks everything for a second shot at justice. For thirty years, FBI scientist Olivia St. Martin has lived with guilt and one abiding certainty–that while she wasn’t able to save her sister’s life, she did testify and helped to convict the rapist and killer. When shocking new evidence exonerates the man Olivia is sure she saw abduct her sister, she breaks every rule in the book to uncover the tru ...more
Darcy
Oct 11, 2014 Darcy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was the best of the 3. Olivia, like the other women, is haunted by a crime in her past, she witnessed her sister being kidnapped. This one tragic event changed the direction of her life.

Working for the FBI, Olivia does her best to process the evidence to put people in jail, when one day her worst nightmare comes true. The man that was arrested for kidnapping and murdering her sister was cleared by old DNA evidence.

This blow sends her in a tailspin. She goes back and looks at the crim
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Jess
Jul 07, 2010 Jess rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the best book in the trilogy. I really liked Olivia's character, I found myself hoping for a nice HEA for her. The hunt for the killer was thrilling and kept me turning the pages. It was also nice to see Quinn and Miranda in this one. I feel like those characters had a much bigger connection to Olivia and Zack then the characters from the first book. It felt more cohesive.

Zack and Olivia's relationship bothered me on some levels. They were very compatible, but there were certain parts w
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laura m
May 16, 2013 laura m rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: dynamic crime fiction lovers, nothing psychological over here
this book would have gotten four stars if it wasn't for the hardcore porn descriptions AGAIN. I really feel uncomfortable reading such detailed content since porn is not my genre of choice.
romance is ok, subtle hints at sex are ok but describing genitals isn't!!!
other than that, this book is better than the second part of the trilogy and much better than the first part which was totally bland and very amateurishly written if I might say so.
I will even read the second trilogy to see if she'll eve
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Amy
Oct 27, 2014 Amy rated it really liked it
The story itself was great. Well thought out and easy to read. te sex scenes in this book were a lot more detailed than in pother books I have read by this author and honestly they were so detailed they made me uncomfortable. I am not a prude by any means and I like a good romantic scene as much as the next but using words like clit & labia just seem to cheapen the story instead of intensify it.
Kelly
Apr 02, 2014 Kelly rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It really wasn't any different from the first two books in the trilogy. I found Olivia to be a bit flaky as opposed to the troubled person she was probably supposed to come across as. And realistically if those things were happening in the average person's life sex would be the furthest thing from their mind.
Keri
Sep 12, 2010 Keri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
34 years ago, 5 year old Olivia watched as a man kidnapped and murdered her older sister. Based on her testimony, a man went to jail....and with new DNA testing, the wrong man. She realizes that a predator has been on the loose for 34 years. She is able to figure out where his killing zone is currently at. She ends up working with homicide Detective Zack Travis.

The clock is ticking and the race begins to find the monster before he finds his next victim and disappears. Olivia finds herself attra
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ElaineY
Jul 06, 2008 ElaineY rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: touch-of-romance, mf
I read The Prey and thought it was fairly good. The Hunt was okay, too but The Kill is so slow, I didn't even bother finishing it.

The story just went on and on with nothing of interest developing so that it was neither a romance nor a suspense. The H & H were boring and unattractive, Olivia really ought to be in therapy and Zack would have been better off without that obsessive woman in his life.

It didn't help that a personal dislike of mine -romance heroines older than early 30s and heroes
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Anne Holly
Jul 12, 2014 Anne Holly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: keeper
A very solid, gripping read. Seemed familiar throughout, as if I'd read it before - if so, I didn't list it on GR, so it must have been a while ago. If not, then it might mean that not much expected occurred therein - which, admittedly, might really be true. The emphasis here is on motivations, procedure, relationships, and so forth, not on the mystery; there's nothing for the reader to "figure out." Still, a decent romance, which actually fitted in with the story line (no improbable nooky in th ...more
Naomi D'Urso
Apr 16, 2015 Naomi D'Urso rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent

Finishing this trilogy of books we get to learn all about Olivia St. Martin. This book ties everything together. I love that each book can be read separately and still make sense.
Bonnie
Sep 11, 2014 Bonnie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this author, I 've been reading a lot of her different series and I like the way the same characters will be in different books.
Lana
Aug 25, 2015 Lana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015
una de las mejores trilogías policíacas que he leído...
Jennifer
Olivia St. John's life is turned upside down when DNA evidence frees the man who raped and killed her sister. As an FBI scientist, she has access to her sister's file and she reviews it as well as other cases around the country with similarities. When a girl goes missing in Seattle, she goes in an unofficial capacity to help with the investigation. She keeps her past a secret and feels guilty for all of the girls murdered because she misidentified her sister's killer. They must catch the killer ...more
Jelena
Apr 20, 2014 Jelena rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5
Pat
Apr 14, 2012 Pat rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
After reading the two earlier books in this trilogy and finding that this one followed the same formula, I'm over it. Same story, different names. Woman haunted by her past is terrorised by current events related to that past. Along the way she falls for the hunky cop - eventually, after much internal debate about why its a bad idea blah blah.

If you'd read this as a stand alone book you might have rated it a bit higher but it was all too predictable with too much internal dialogue.
Donann Vance
Not as good as the first one.
Kaila
Nov 06, 2014 Kaila rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing
Jacki York
Apr 02, 2014 Jacki York rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great romantic suspense.
ReBecca
This book was alright. Interesting plot, but not as good as some of the others. I really did not enjoy the love scenes in this book...it's over played and I do not feel like a mystery novel really needs to have a love scene in order for it to be a good book. I did like that the graphics of the detail were not horrible, like others of hers. I would recommend this book, but only if you were really into the series and enjoyed them
Andrew Carter
Feb 02, 2016 Andrew Carter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book. Great characters and intriguing story.
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Predator Trilogy (3 books)
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