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Marked for Murder

3.72  ·  Rating Details  ·  43 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
The Gold Star serial killer is back…

And this time, ex-cop or not, private investigator Cole Blackburn isn't letting the psychopath get away with murder. Two years ago the case cost him his job and the love of Margo McBride, his former fiancée. But when Cole returns to the small town to solve the case and move on with his life, Margo is the new chief of police. She claims s
Paperback, 217 pages
Published July 13th 2010 by Steeple Hill (first published January 1st 2010)
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May 02, 2015 Michelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Margo and Cole worked together on a case involving the murder of two young girls. When Cole didn't agree with the way the Chief was handling the case, they came to blows. Cole lost his job and was blackballed from area towns, and he lost his fiancee. Now he's back when another murder is appointed. Margo is the acting chief after her boss died from a massive heart attack.

The tension is still between the two. They are still very attracted to each other and find themselves in lip-lock several times
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Jun 15, 2010 John Hanscom rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one.
If the last book in this series I reviewed was the best so far, this was, without doubt, the worst. The chauvinism in the male protagonist, whom I guess we are supposed to like, is appalling, even for books that have a subtle misogyny as an underlying theme (I defy you to find one where the woman rescues the man). The ending is awful - it turns out, despite the title, the female protagonist is not "marked for murder," so what was the point of the 217 pages. Despite how the author portrays it, th ...more
A serial killer is stalking young, attractive blondes in the small Pennsylvania town of Charity where Margo McBride is the acting chief of police—and possibly the killer’s next target. Two years ago, the killer struck and cop Cole Blackburn (who was engaged to Margo) lost his job when the Pennsylvania State Police sent a representative, John Wilcox, to help with the investigation. The characters here are all well developed, and the reveal of the killer and how he relates to the investigation is ...more
I appreciated that Nichols has Margo doubting her faith and relationship with God because she's angry over all the things that have happened in her life. That's something I think too few Christian writers touch on. The storyline between Margo and Cole works, since they used to be police partners and the ex-fiances reunite to resolve a former case. However, the tension between them needed a bigger resolution to make the novel really stand out. It was good and logical, but lacked snap and fire.
Oct 13, 2012 Theresa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In a small Pennsylvania town the Gold Star murder has struck again 1 year later. A lot has happened in the lives of the officers who worked the case and now with a new murder unresolved problems are hinting the department again. This time around Margo McBride is Chief and her ex-fiancee Cole Blackburn who was fired from the force the last time the Gold Star killer struck is back. Excellent mystery that keep you guessing.
Jan 27, 2012 Kendra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Marked for Murder by Lauren Nichols is by far one of the best suspense-filled novels I’ve ever laid my hands on. I couldn’t wait to reach the end and find out how it all turns out. The touch of romance is moving, and mixed with the mystery, which made it a most-enjoyable read.
Margaret Fraleigh
Dec 04, 2011 Margaret Fraleigh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent story - easy to read
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