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If Looks Could Kill

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Madison Adair didn’t witness her famous mother’s brutal murder. But she saw it. Saw the gloved hand...felt the knife strike...knew her mother’s terror.

That was a lifetime ago. But the nightmares have returned; only, this time they’re of a faceless serial killer stalking women in south Florida. A killer she can’t see but who knows she is watching. Surrounded by her family,

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Paperback, 371 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Mira Books (first published 1997)
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Draven
Jan 15, 2013 Draven rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Good thing it only cost me 80 cents on Kobo! It wasn't horrible but I'm such a fan of Graham's that this one fell way short! Decent murder mystery plot but also nothing new from her. Great chemistry between the main couple but keeping track of all the couples got to feeling a little manic and I could've gone with a lot less repeated mentions that Madison and Kyle grew up together as stepbrother and stepsister. It added an ick factor that might not have been there had it not been discussed so muc ...more
Joanne
Sep 06, 2013 Joanne rated it really liked it
Madison saw her mothers murder in her mind and physically felt her terror. It's now twelve yeas later and Madison is having nightmares about a serial killer that is stalking women, she feels the womans terror but can't quite see the killers face. Kyle Montgomery, who was once Madison's step-brother is an FBI agent sent to Florida on this case. Can they both forget about the past? Will the do anything about the attraction that was always there? Most importantly can Kyle keep Madison safe from the ...more
Pamela
Aug 06, 2016 Pamela rated it really liked it
I have to say this book pulled me in from the first page. Madison wakes to hear a different type of fighting than usual, between her mother and a strange evil voice filled with hate. Her mother is famous, a star, and a beauty, but can also be selfish, and controlling. Her stepfather Roger isn't home, as she slowly creeps to her mother's door. She can hear her pleading , and see the butcher knife, and she feels as it tears into her mother, and then she screams...The visions that started with that ...more
Joanie
Feb 15, 2014 Joanie rated it really liked it
Madison dreamed about seeing how her mother was killed but could never identify the killer. Her stepbrother, Kyle, who also was an FBI agent and Madison put their heads together to try to solve this mystery.
The killer was right before her eyes but didn't realize it until it was almost too late.
Kyle and Madison became very close but how close would they become? Would ther be a happily ever after?
Chris
Jun 27, 2014 Chris rated it it was ok
This was a fast read, but I felt it was too fast of a read because it moved too quickly and could have been written in more detail and depth. You really didn't get the sense of who the different characters were. They really had no depth and I just didn't feel the supposed overwhelming chemistry between Madison and Kyle and I can't say that I even really liked Kyle very much. He was overbearing most of the time and how can you like or respect a guy that had to get a woman drunk to trick her into ...more
Jacque
Great story. It did contain the obligatory red-head victims that Heather Graham prefers, but the mystery wasn't predictable. I was guessing until the end and statisfied with the resolution.
Marnie
Jan 13, 2016 Marnie rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller, suspense
There's a serial killer out there. One who was thought to have been locked up many years ago, when Madison was a teen and saw her mother killed. But, this killer is back out, and he has a pattern for women with red hair, beauty, rose tattoo with thorns. Looks like he may just be after her. Can't tell you or I will give it away. Also, you do find out that those who are close to you are not always who you thought they were. Not necessarily bad either. This suspense thriller had me a bit stumped fo ...more
Camilla
Jan 19, 2014 Camilla rated it liked it
I'm a huge fan of Heather Graham's. I got a chance her when the American Libraries Association annual conference was in New Orleans a few years ago. I enjoyed meeting her and should've gotten a picture of her and I while I was chatting to her.

With all that being said, I enjoyed the mystery part of the book. I found the love story part of it a bit disturbing though...former stepbrother and stepsister?! Well, I guess since they aren't biologically related, that should make it okay? I'm not so cer
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Camille Warner
Oct 30, 2014 Camille Warner rated it liked it
I'm a huge fan of Heather Graham's. I got a chance her when the American Libraries Association annual conference was in New Orleans a few years ago. I enjoyed meeting her and should've gotten a picture of her and I while I was chatting to her.

With all that being said, I enjoyed the mystery part of the book. I found the love story part of it a bit disturbing though...former stepbrother and stepsister?! Well, I guess since they aren't biologically related, that should make it okay? I'm not so cer
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Anne Holly
May 03, 2014 Anne Holly rated it liked it
Shelves: gave-away
Readable enough novel to pass some time. Romance with a mystery, though neither ever seems of much consequence. A vast plethora of characters, most of whom make little impact, was a drawback for me. Still, worth reading if sex-n-slashers is your thing.
Jen Haddad
Jan 31, 2016 Jen Haddad rated it it was ok
The mystery plot was well done just wasn't a huge fan of the characters and constant reminder of interrelationships.
Fran Alsaud
En verdad que sospeché de todos, menos de este personaje.
Amy
Jun 10, 2015 Amy rated it really liked it
I've always enjoyed this author & as usual this book was as well written as other books of hers have been. It's a good story, lots of moments where you think you know what's going on & then a twist at the end
Shawn
Mar 30, 2016 Shawn added it
loved it :)
Emmie
Mar 01, 2016 Emmie rated it liked it
I suspected all the wrong people. I love books like this that keep you wondering until the end!
Alisha
Oct 06, 2015 Alisha rated it really liked it
3.85
Jan
Jun 07, 2011 Jan rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery, paranormal
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Michele
Feb 21, 2012 Michele marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wishlist
I have yet to read this book. but when looking for this book here in good reads. I found that it 48 pages which doesn't make since to me when it says there is 379 pages.

Since do have the book it is on my to do list. after I am done reading my current book.
Pamela Rabon
Aug 04, 2014 Pamela Rabon rated it really liked it
oh boy! I totally got the killer wrong
Pam
Mar 25, 2009 Pam rated it it was amazing
I found a new author to read. This one of her first for me. And really enjoyed it. Really has a lot of mystery and suspense.
Jackie Wisherd
It was a good mystery as well as a romance story. It kept my interest till the end.
Shannon
May 04, 2011 Shannon rated it it was amazing
This one was as great as all her other books! Time to find another one by her to read!!
Terri
Apr 17, 2011 Terri rated it liked it
Eye candy. It was entertaining but not something that I need to remember.
Kerra
Jul 27, 2011 Kerra added it
I did not figure this one out. At all. Great mystery
Shauna Hart
I loved this book. Heather Graham knows suspense.
Joanna
Apr 02, 2011 Joanna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: in-my-library
Sizzling romance and chilling suspense...
Colin Mccauley
May 28, 2013 Colin Mccauley rated it really liked it
A little slow at the beginning but exciting.
Jana
Oct 24, 2015 Jana marked it as to-read
Available at the library
Ricci
Nov 07, 2012 Ricci rated it really liked it
Good Book. I recommend.
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Also published as Heather Graham Pozzessere and Shannon Drake.

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Heather Graham majored in theater arts at the University of South Florida. After a stint of several years in dinner theater, back-up vocals, and bartending, she stayed home after the birth of her third child and began to write, working on short horror stories and romances. After some tria
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