Waking Nightmare (Mindhunters #1)
THEN HE MAKES YOU LIVE THEM.
With a serial rapist loose on the streets of Savannah, hotshot detective Ryne Robel needs all the help he can get for his task force. And he needs it now, before another woman falls victim. But Abbie Phillips isn't what he bargained for. Sent from an exclusive group of the best criminologists in the country, ...more
This is my first time reading this author and I must say I did like it. Have been on a bit of a Sandra Brown kick lately but wanted to switch authors but not genres.
He'd be the sort of man to appeal to most women, she supposed, if they liked the lean, lethal, surly type ... the hard line of his jaw was beginning to show five o'clock shadow
Set in Savannah, Georgia. Jaded, tough Detective, Ryne. Strong, but petite Criminologist, Abbie.
"Never figured someone your size could move that fa...more
I didn’t know anything about this author or series until I got a recommendation on Amazon based on my past reading preferences and ratings, and I’m glad because it’s an excellent romantic suspense read that I might have otherwise overlooked. I read it in one sitting because I simply couldn’t put it down.
There’s a sadistic serial rapist at large in Savannah and the police are at a complete standstill in the investigation. Former New York homicide cop Ryne Robel is headi ...more
Savannah is plagued by a sadistic serial rapist, later dubbed Nightmare Rapist, and the police task force assigned to the case is chasing ghosts around ...more
The characters are flat; there is just not a lot to make the reader like them. Both have very dark tortured pasts but, IMO the author did nothing to make you feel for them.
In all honesty I skipped about 50 pages of this book so that I could get to the end and see "who done it". ...more
The writing and the storyline were good, but I found the characters a little 'dry' for my taste.
It took awhile for me to warm up to the leads Abbie & Ryne.
* It felt like it took me 'forever' to really get into the story so that I didn't feel like I wanted the put it down... but once I 'really got into the story, I was hooked. *
I really enjoyed the ending (I would never have guessed who the 'villain' was in this story).
A good romantic suspense.
I really enjoyed the suspense in this book, and I was very impressed with the author’s technique in keeping me guessing on the identity of the serial rapist. When this person was finally revealed at the end, I was quite surprised.
I really liked Abbie. She was tough, and very good at keeping her professional composure amongst all the hostility from the other cops, who did not like having a consultant and profiler on their case.
In the beginning I found it hard to like...more
Waking Nightmare by Kylie Brant--Grade D
And OMG I actually read the whole thing so I could find out whodunnit.
Number one thing wrong--both the hero and the heroine are carrying serious emotional baggage. And then the author (number 2) drags the heroine's bipolar sister into the mix and (number 3) has the obligatory sleazy cop involved with a prostitute and (number 4) the captain/chief of police who als ...more
We seemed to spend 90% of the book faffing around about a zillion miles away from getting anywhere near anticipating the "baddie" (not even a whiff of a foreshadow), as it were... and then BAM, out of somewhere well beyond left field, and with as much subtlety as a wrecking ball, the suspenseful plot completely unravels into "OHHAI I'M THE GUY YOU'RE AFTER, and BY THE WAY, you had zero inkling of who I was at all, because I wasn't so much as thought a ...more
I have figured out a few things while cleaning my bookshelves. I own a lot of paperback romance novels. Now, don’t get me wrong, I have absolutely no regrets about this. But it also means that from someone who recently inhaled YA novels, this is a change. But it’s a fun change.
Walking Nightmare is the story of Abbie and Ryne two people who do not want to work together. Ryne is an overly hotshot detective who does not need anyones help, until it comes to this case that plagu ...more
Still, I'm appreciative of how much more realistic (as realistic as roma ...more
A serial rapist is terrorizing Savannah and the police call in private profiler, Abbie Phillips, for assistance on the case. Abbie clashes both personally and professionally with the lead investigator, Ryne Robel, and the two must develop a workable relationship if they are to stop the sadistic monster before he strikes closer to home.
Brant’s writing style is reminiscent of Cynthia Eden’s Deadly Fear and Die for Me books. The plot is well-constructed with some exciting ...more
Lead detective Ryne Robel has a past that haunts him and mindhunter Abbie Phillips has a twisted tortured past as well. So we have two damaged leads an ...more
Look no further. "Waking Nightmare" introduces us to the disciples of Adam Raiker, a former FBI agent who starts his own private criminal forensics practice.
One of his employees, Abbie, comes to Savannah, Georgia to help a special task force find a serial rapist. Her specialty is criminal profiling, and the lead detective on the case, Ryne, is doubtful at first, but then is wo ...more
First book in Brant's "Mindhunte ...more
Abbie Phillips is a criminal profiler who works for a notorious ex FBI agent/profiler named Adam Raiker who started a company called Mindhunters, which is an elite group of profilers like Abbie. That part really interested me, I ...more
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The serial rapist is torturing women with their worst fears and then leaving them to be found. The fact that they will live out the rest of their lives damaged and afraid is the very thing that drives him.
Abbie and Ryne are forced to ...more
Hmmm, this book was pretty good. It was more romance than I usually like, but it did not overshadow the mystery. I en ...more
Things I Liked:
- I liked that the female lead was a profiler rather than a victim, witness, etc. It was a cool profession to read about and I liked having the female lead have such a smart, tough career.
- I thought the mystery was interesting
Things I Disliked:
- There is a plot twist about the mystery that just didn't really work for me.
- the chemistry between the leads was lacking a bi ...more
I thought the author leaked a little to much info to soon in regards to the mystery, but was pleased to see it twist and turn and end with a surprise.
The relationship aspect was also hot! Not just scorching sex, you could feel the emotions.
4.5 for me.
Can not wait for book to in the Mind ...more
In 1992 she was elated to get a call from Silhouette offering to buy her second novel. Home with laryngitis at the time, she still managed to ...more