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(Reilly Steel #3)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  961 ratings  ·  74 reviews
The new forensic thriller from the international bestselling author of Taboo and Torn.A Fallen Angel. A Devil on the Loose.

When a young girl is discovered dead on an isolated Irish country road, it seems at first glance to be a simple hit and run. Then the cops see the tattoo on her back - a pair of beautifully wrought angel wings that lend the victim a sense of ethereal i
ebook, 432 pages
Published March 28th 2013 by Simon & Schuster UK (first published March 1st 2013)
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Aug 25, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 4000-books
The third book in the series and it was good but I didn't get into it as well as I did the first two. Some chapters opened in unusual ways and I had to turn back pages to work our where we were and what was going on. Another reviewer has described the book as muddling. I think I agree.

Anyway Reilly Steel was back doing what she does best, which is finding obscure clues and using them in the laboratory to discover who did what. The problem with this story is that the major plot line fizzled out b
Louanne Sluiter White
I liked the story line but I think I missed something. Maybe I should have read the first two books of the series first but I read this first because it was offered free on Book Bub. The ending left me with questions. Who owned the house with the wigs in the attic?? What did that all have to do with the story? Was this part of another storyline in the prior series? That and quite a few errors in the Kindle version lowered my rating. The ending was a bit muddled and unsatisfying too. What became ...more
Jo Ann Reinhold
May 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book in this series and each is better than the last!
The science and the physiology as well as the straight forward police work in finding the answers keep you riveted to the story. Each book brings new insights into the characters that you have already grown to love!
I can't wait to read the next book!
Tracy Flanagan
Jul 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Excellent read. Really enjoyed it
Aug 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great read..
Aug 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: crime-mystery
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Therese Parker
I really, really want to give this book 5 stars. I enjoy Casey Hill. I have all the Reilly Steel books on my must read list. However, I can only rate this book a 3. A small part of this is that the next book does not appear to continue on where Hidden left off. While many others do, I do not mind the cliffhanger. But, if you end with a cliffhanger you must answered it in the next book. Maybe it is resolved, just not the main plot of The Watched, I'll see soon. I also did not mind that the centra ...more
Brenda Fryland
Sep 05, 2018 rated it liked it
Good, but not great. Reilly Steele is an interesting character, sort of a Dr Kay Scarpetta light. Her policeman possible love interest is getting on my nerves and an issue between them is lasting too long. Hoping to see something change in the best book!

It’s interesting getting a glimpse into life in Ireland and the Irish law enforcement system. The high tech csi gadgets sound like they could be real!

I lost track of what exactly was happening near the end. not sure if there’s a twist or I misse
3.5/4 stars. There was a lot going on in this book but it was a good main mystery with a few twists that were surprising. What bugged me, though, was that there were some continuity and editing issues. Overall, though, still an enjoyable series. And what a cliffhanger! I immediately downloaded the next book in the series.
Mary Parry
Mar 05, 2017 rated it liked it
Like Luanne I finished the book with too many unanswered questions. While I enjoyed the story and characters, and the detective work, I feel cheated by the ending. The next book in the series is based in Florida, so clearly not a sequel.
Marilyn Buehler
Jul 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Very, very exceptional read. I couldn't put it down. The characters, the plots the villains and heroes are very easy to picture in your mind while reading. Its almost like watching a good movie, except you are reading it in the comfort of your own garden or home. (I luv reading in my garden.)
Catherine  Matsubu
Another good read

As Dick as the bad guy was, this was a very good and imaginative story! Casey Hill has done it again. On to another night with Reilly Steel
Miriam Carter
Love the story. Didn’t like ending. Kept looking to see if there were any more pages.
Aug 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Another Casey Hill novel that I totally enjoyed. I wish that I were reading them in order, but they are amazing non the less.
Malvika Sharma
Aug 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved the book . An excellent follow up .
Feb 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The best in the series so far, if not a bit confusing. Unfortunately the rest of the series isn't Unlimited so I'm out. For now.
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A real page-turner with so many twists and some scary people
Grace Stamper
Aug 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another interesting story with a cliffhanger type ending.
Jul 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Would have given 4 stars, but the story was left unresolved.
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle-obsession
Rich Rice
Dec 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Third in a series - kept me turning pages
Brian Springett
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Good book
Mar 13, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Solid genre fiction.
Jul 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is the third book featuring Reilly Steel, our Quantico-trained forensic investigator working in Dublin, and, just like its two prequels, it provides us with a fascinating and bone-chilling mystery, a realistic and fascinating investigation and convincing conclusion. But, while the mystery and the work involved in solving form the main story line, there is more to these books. We get exactly enough story about the characters, their personal lives and the interactions between them to get a re ...more
Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good

I enjoyed this book as I had enjoyed the previous Reilly Steel books. I am working my way through the series of these forensic investigator books. If you like Patricia Cornwell's Dr Kay Scarpetta novels, you will like these also.
Mar 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
As a Huge Fan of the lovely Husband and Wife team,Melissa and Kevin who together make up the Talented Casey Hill I was eagerly awaiting their 3rd Book in the Reilly Steel Series (After Taboo and Torn).I was Not Dissapointed!!!The Plot was well written with a Serious amount of Twists and Turns.Just when I thought I'd hit on the ending I was proved Wrong time and time again.This Book was so easy to get into and will keep any Reader reading well into the Night.The Tension between Reilly and Chris a ...more
Jun 25, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Okay, maybe 2.5 out of 5 stars....It was "okay" because I think I liked the first one I read better, not that I can really remember it.

So Reilly Steel is an American in Ireland, heading a group that Americans would probably call something like Crime Scene Technicians or something. She and her team are helping to investigate the death of a red-headed gal dressed inappropriately for the weather, who may have been the victim of a hit and run - but she has no identity and she has a set of wings tatt
Feb 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Nov 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The third and probably my favorite book of the series so far. Not at all predictable, which is nice for a procedural.

Another review mentioned "liberal use of the F word." That's a vast overstatement. I have the kindle set of books 1-3 which lets you search the book for any word. I don't mind such language at all, but the "F word" is only used 4 times in all three books and 0 times in the last one according to kindle. "Feck" (yes, with an "e") is used more often, but only 11 times total. 15 uses
Tanya Batchellier
Feb 20, 2015 rated it it was ok
I picked this book up on a whim as I generally like crime/detective books and the plot intrigued me, however I didn't really connect with the characters and it wasn't until about 3/4 of the way through the book that the plot started to grip me. I think the issue may be that I haven't read any of the other Reilly Steel books and so don't have the knowledge of whole story of the character so found it hard to connect.

I wasn't really inspired to read on by the plot as I found that often there was ju
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“How can this tainted world contain us, how can it contain our dreams? At night, in the freedom of my mind, the shackles of this mortal realm fall away as I soar above the fields and the farms, over forests and hills. I have always dreamed of flying – dreams like this are where the spirit comes alive, where we create our own rules, our own reality. Why should we let other people tell us how to live, or what is right and what is wrong? Flex your wings and soar with me, my little ones. Do you see our land below us? Is it not beautiful? The lake and the fields, the river and the trees, the horses running free beneath the sun. This is our world, our home, our sanctuary, and within it we are safe. Is that a dream? No, it is our reality.” 1 likes
“She had everything here, but like Eve, honeyed words made her want more, want something beyond love and happiness. And so she left us. So now I must again head out into the wicked world to find another, guide them to our home, and welcome them to the bosom of our family.” 0 likes
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