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Good Morning, Killer (An FBI Special Agent Ana Grey Mystery #2)

3.34 of 5 stars 3.34  ·  rating details  ·  241 ratings  ·  39 reviews
Special Agent Grey is working on a kidnapping case—a fifteen-year-old named Juliana has been abducted in Santa Monica. Grey’s counterpart in the Santa Monica Police Department is Detective Andrew Berringer. They’ve worked together before—and they’ve been more than just working together ever since.

It’s Ana’s job “to know the victim as if she were my own flesh and blood.” B...more
ebook, 368 pages
Published April 22nd 2003 by Vintage (first published December 20th 2002)
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Staci Woodburn
I read outside my normal genre for the Ana Grey books on the recommendation of a friend. After one, I was hooked. This is the note I sent him while on the second book:

I was reading while waiting for the bus this morning. When it pulled up, I got on without looking up. Still on the bus 45 minutes later, it's pouring rain and hail and no one can figure out how to close the roof hatch that I'm sitting under. Which is of course when I finally stopped reading and noticed that not only am I getting p...more
Ana T.
I can't resist a good thriller, especially with a female as the male lead so when I read a review of this one somewhere I decided to pick it up. This is the second book in a series and some readers might feel more comfortable starting at the beginning, it didn't bother me too much though so if you want to read it as standalone I think that's ok.

I did have a problem with the story though. The mystery in itself did not sound very intriguing to me. The author goes on and on about the parents and ab...more
There's some similarity between Ana Grey and Kathy Reichs's Tempe Brennan: both are very bright women who do some very, very stupid things. I find Grey more compelling at this point simply because I've read less of her, and Brennan has been around long enough to become a diluted brand. Grey's choices surprise me; Brennan's choices fall more into the "Don't go after the killer by yourself without police backup YET AGAIN!" variety.

I will say that the Brennan books are purer mystery novels, with a...more
Julie Ehlers
The long-awaited (by me, anyway) sequel to North of Montana. I remember that book as being more edgy and hard-boiled than most mysteries with female protagonists, and this novel definitely confirmed that. The depiction of the brutal crime and its victim was beautifully written without being exploitative, but I have to say this one was a bit too hard-boiled and edgy--it went over the top at the end. Still really good, and I plan to read the next book in the series.
found it hard to put it down. Ana is the sort of FBI Agent that cares passionately about her work, her relationships and the victims she is out to protect. I wasn't completely surprised at the denoument, but I enjoyed the unfolding of the tale thoroughly. I'll give this one a 9+ for the well developed subplots, two investigations, two sets of relationships and lots of police and FBI procedural details driven by the obsessive nature of Ana who will not rest until she solves the case even if it la...more
In Good Morning Killer, FBI agent Ana Grey is after a child kidnapper/rapist when she and her police officer boyfriend have a fight that ends in her shooting him.

The divergent plots in this book made it a little odd. Neither plot seemed extremely developed and I found myself with a lot of "huh?'s" at the end of the novel. And the whole ordeal with Lindsey seemed to be left hanging as well.

I had conflicting feelings about Ana. At times I loved her character, at times I felt sorry for her and at...more
Barbara ★
I had a lot of trouble with this book. The main character, veteran FBI agent, Ana Grey acts very un-FBI-like - shooting her boyfriend, hiding evidence, lying. It just threw off my whole perception of law enforcement. I also couldn't figure the relationship between FBI Ana and California detective Andrew Berringer. It didn't seem to me as if they even liked each other, the heck with being in love. The whole relationship was one-sided and bizarre. I didn't read the first book in the series but Ana...more
note : je n'avais pas lu le resumé en entier avant de lire le livre, j'ai donc été surprise par la tournure des événements.

Ca commence comme un polar classique et ça continue avec une histoire de violence conjugale. J'ai été happée par l'ecriture et même si certaines façons de resoudre l'histoire ne m’ont pas trop convenue, ça n'en reste pas moins un polar interessant avec une héroine qui change des heroines habituelles.
I have developed a love-hate relationship with this story. It started off a bit slow, but it did pick up pace. I slowly began liking the story, but I also felt there was quite a bit of un-needed information that I actually just skimmed over. These parts didn't add anything to the story itself, in my opinion just took away from it. Don't be fooled--it is not a story about an abducted girl (which I thought based on the description). This story revolves around the main character herself, and everyt...more
Ana Grey is an FBI Agent assigned to the kidnapping of a teenage girl. Ana is also having escalating problems with her cop boyfriend, Andrew Berringer. This is really two unconnected stories smashed into one book. I was interested in the kidnapping story and didn't care about the relationship drama.
I read this book because I saw that a TV movie was soon coming on based on this book. What a surprise to see the movie left out the most interesting plot in the book ! Both plots in the book were very interesting, but the author just seemed to have a style of writing that irritated me a little bit. It was like details were left out or something, and kind of jumped from here to there. Worth reading, but I have to say, when reading an author who is new to me, I find myself looking up all the other...more
Rating: 4.5 stars
This was, surprisingly, very good!!! I say "surprisingly" because I'd never heard of this author, just happened to grab the book out of the dollar bin at my local used bookstore. It's the second in a series featuring FBI agent Ana Grey. The writing is intelligent and witty, and it drew me in from the very first page. The only reason I didn't give it a perfect 5 stars is because the end dragged on just a bit, but I find that happens with a lot of books, so no biggie. I would high...more
Fun read--all in one day for me.

But very predictable (for example, knew exactly how the bank robbery fit into all of it way early on).

And in the back of the book the author cites her son for the teenage, maybe just me, but Stephanie/Ethan didn't really convince me as actually sounding like today's teenagers in several instances--an imitation, sure, but not the real deal. Like, "some fool" seems odd to me (it's the word "fool"--"idiot" or something else seems way more likely). Also, "i...more
Mar 21, 2014 Sheila marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Kenneth Fredette
Was a good story even if I guessed the outcome near the half way point. Maybe that's why I read mostly Scandinavian mysteries. I saw myself in Ana.
book on tape
this author came HIGHLY recommended while at the Festival of Books.
I found good morning killer to be part FBI story and 2 parts soap opera on his personal life.
I liked the character of ana but i wanted more time on the plot and not on her life. i think that is just me.
This time Special Agent Grey is working on a kidnapping case—a fifteen-year-old named Juliana has been abducted in Santa Monica. Grey’s counterpart in the Santa Monica Police Department is Detective Andrew Berringer. Th...more
Karen Brown
Only okay; don't suggest reading another by her.
Good book to listen to on audio. Got a little weird with the side plot of the main character and her boyfriend, but it all gets tied together in the end.
Nora Leduc
What a mixed book. I gave it four stars because it's well written but it wasn't a book I'd re read. I actually read it because I watched the TNT Mystery Movie so I was surprised what else was in the book! The movie left out at least half of the story. Below might be a spoiler--

At times, I couldn't stop reading, yet the violence in the book between Ana and Andrew although it seemed realistic, turned me off. Still I couldn't wait to see how it all turned out.
Write a review...This was so bad it was worse than Twilight. I finished this in a day because it was just boring and so easy to get through because you never have to think about any thing because it already figured it out. The main character was not likable because she have a believable personality. Maybe if the author actually put some detail and skill maybe it would be a good story. It was like reading a straight of of crap.
Phred Jackson
I've been reading some of the novels that TNT Mystery Movie Night eps were based on which is why I read pt 2 b4 pt 1. We weren't properly introduced but I thot Ana tended to allow her emotions to obscure some obvious clues, mainly the bank robbery. I'll watch the movie version w/ Catherine Bell as Ana tomorrow. The screenplay was written By the book's author, April Smith.
Jeff Dickison
I enjoyed this book, even though the main character seems to be slightly bonkers sometimes. The book begins in one direction then quickly takes a sharp turn in another direction. I did not think this was an easy read, but I felt the FBI agent, while flawed, was real. Recommended!
J. Ewbank
This was an excellent read. It was the first time I have read a book by April Smith, but I surely will be willing to read another. I liked the characters in the book and enjoyed the plot.

J. Robert Ewbank author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the 'Isms"
It started out a little slow for my likings, but did pick up and I couldn't put it down. The ending was a little different then I expected (didn't really like it) but it did go with the story.

Over all, a good book to read.
I enjoyed Smith's first book, North of Montana and liked her character Ana Gray. This book, however, had too many different plots; didn't like Ana in it. She sounded more like a soap heroine than an FBI agent.
Bit of a rollercoaster read. Interesting, but plot was perhaps a bit too complicated. I would be interested in reading another book by this author - but not at bedtime.
Saw this on a display and had to borrow it. Pretty good, although a little too much action and not enough good writing. Another "tough guy" gal with issues.....
Lots of interesting threads, none resolved satisfyingly. Murky writing ("wait, when did she get from here to there?"), irritating characters.
This was a little painful to listen to. The story was just not all that good. But I survived it. I would not recommend it to anyone.
BC or Brenda
Reading on my Kindle. Has a new cover because it is now a movie on TNT. I really like this series. I want to read the third one!
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