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Twisted

(Burbank and Parker #1)

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3.93  ·  Rating details ·  1,637 ratings  ·  203 reviews
New York Times bestselling novelist Andrea Kane leads you down a dark and twisted alleyway, littered with drugs, kidnapping, and murder. Navigating expertly between the mind of a deranged serial killer and the FBI special agents racing to end his lethal spree, Kane delivers a complex, unforgettable story based on extensive research with the FBI and its Crisis Negotiation a ...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published March 25th 2008 by William Morrow
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Kenzi
Mar 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned-books
A Deadly, Mythological Page-Turner!

I've said this a lot in my reviews, but nothing could not be further from the truth. Sloane Burbank is the ultimate fictional heroine. One I can actually look up to and attempt to be as great. Being as skilled as she with self defense classes. But it doesn't do as far as to make her so far away as a goddess, Andrea wrote her like an actual person. Not a goddess as Luke intended, but an intimidating woman who can kick ass with issues and a throbbing ever-present
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fleurette
Aug 07, 2017 rated it liked it
This was a surprisingly good story. My first book by Andrea Kane and a good choice.

Ex-FBI agent, Sloane is now working as a privet security and crisis management consultant. She is asked to find her childhood friend Penny who went missing nearly a year ago. Sloane quickly discovers that the case is led by her ex-lover Derek, for whom she still has some feelings. As they are learning to get away with each other again, more young women disappear. The case is getting more and more serious and so is
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Sheila Wanner
Mar 22, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Andrea Kane's Twisted was an adventurous, thrilling novel that I couldn't put down. The storyline of Sloane Burbank was intriguing, with her strong FBI past and her new fears of the present. Though it seemed like she was going to be all business throughout the book, the arrival of Special Agent Derek Parker proved that wrong. He's a charming, chivalrous character that I found easy to like as an addition to Sloane's story. Though at first these two bump heads and bicker each time they're brought ...more
Rashika (is tired)
I cannot rate this book. I am too angry at the moment which would affect my judgement.

While our psychopath was predictable the author did a great job with the unravelling of his motives. It made sense. Everything was wrapped up very well. The relationship between the main characters was well developed as well. Everything was great.. except

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JackieK
May 27, 2017 rated it liked it
More like 3.5 stars.
Macjest
Nov 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
As soon as I started reading this book I felt like I was reading a J.D. Robb In Death book. In fact the beginning of it really made me think of the short book, Midnight In Death. There is a very similar theme going on. As I kept reading I kept feeling like I was reading what law enforcement was like just before the time period in the In Death books. However, so you don't think it's a rip off, the missing persons in this book follow a completely different theme from Midnight. There is good smush ...more
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Janet Robel
Jul 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great pacing that kept me reading. I loved getting the killer's point of view and being in suspense about who it was. This author is worth reading because she keeps the reader engrossed in the story with a solid plot and good characters.
Nicola Mansfield
Dec 30, 2009 rated it really liked it
Sloane Burbank is a former FBI agent who was injured in the line of duty and instead of taking a desk job decided to leave the Bureau until her therapy made her fit for active duty once more. In the meantime she is working as a private consultant for corporations and the police. She is contacted by the family of a childhood friend as a last resort that their daughter has been missing for close to a year and hired to look into the case for them. This one missing person case takes her into a serie ...more
Lyn (Readinghearts)
Aug 23, 2009 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: thriller lovers
Recommended to Lyn (Readinghearts) by: Novel Ladies giveaway
This is the first book that I have read byAndrea Kane, but I have been wanting to read it for a while. One of my GR clubs read it for a group read, but it was such a popular book that I couldn't get a copy from the library. I just finished the book about 5 minutes ago and I will say that it was a good read from beginning to end. It had everything that a book of this type needs, complex characters, a good story line, interesting sub lines, and a tie in to Greek gods and goddess that was interest ...more
Marie
Aug 27, 2009 rated it really liked it
Although this author has been compared to Mary Higgins Clark, the author Karin Slaughter came to mind as I read this book. The plot was darker and more intense, as is a Slaughter novel.
Well developed,likable, plausible characters throughout. Not to heavy on a rushed, silly romance either, which is something I detest in a good mystery/thriller. The romance in this book was light and entirely believable, which is a refreshing change from most books in this genre (romantic suspense).
The book begins
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laura m
Jun 07, 2018 rated it it was ok
if you add explicit and painstakingly detailed sexual encounter descriptions to preposterously ridiculous story premises of the likes such as R Montanari and C Carter you will get a half assed pretentious crime novel such as Twisted. a weak red herring only served to ensure we really guessed who the not-right-in-his-mind “mastermind” was. too many far fetched deus ex machina conclusions to hold any credibility. was a bit of a struggle to finish. I suppose still might be a plausible beach or on t ...more
Jan
Jul 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, suspense
An involved drama involving a former FBI agent, Sloane Burbank, her former lover, missing women who seem to have a connection with Sloane, and brutal murders that only a twisted, insane person could commit. Kane did her research and it shows. Very suspenseful.
Sue
Nov 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
I thought this was a pretty good story, it was easy to keep reading.
Tbabe001
Aug 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Great book, we'll developed H/h. Great chemistry, great suspense and my kind of serial killer/bad guy.
Hayley
Sep 14, 2020 added it
When looking for a book to read from my own collection, I chose Twisted, by Andrea Kane, published by Avon Books in 2009. Having never read this author I was not sure what to expect. What I discovered is a brilliant novelist whose writing style keeps the reader not only engaged, but frantically turning the pages. Kane uses an interesting literary device at the beginning of each chapter as she reveals the killer’s point of view. Right from page one of chapter one the reader is instantly hooked wi ...more
Karen Ford
Jun 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Nice thriller that begs does sequel, detailing former FBI agent Sloane Burbank's investigation of a long missing friend that leads her to an intricate plan that leads to multiple disappearances of women. What made this story stand out was the thoughts and motives of the antagonist that prefaced each chapter. There is also the subplot of Sloane reuniting with ex-lover Derek Parker, who is still with the Bureau, and they discover the attraction is still there.

Recommended for a really good summer r
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Ellen
Aug 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Audio book. This book started really slow for me, it was read by three different people and the only interesting one was the guy who read for the bad guy. Otherwise, I kept skipping ahead until I got to the 5th CD and then it got interesting enough for me to stop skipping ahead. anyway, I figured out who the bad guy was and I'm usually not able to do that in these kind of books. But I liked the romance between Sloan and Derek. This was my first book by Andrea Kane.
Beth Lechman
I was disappointed in this book. Two different crime sprees. Women being kidnapped and prostitutes being murdered. The investigation brings Sloane Burbank and Agent Derek Parker to the investigation. As the story line plays out the author seemed to spend more time on the marathon sex between the two rather than the plot.
Kristi
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a really great read. It was well paced crime thriller. I liked getting to know Sloane and Derek. The killer wasn't a complete surprise as it was easy enough to figure out several chapters before his identity is revealed, but the twists it took to get there were great.
Laura
Mar 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great book, it just took me forever to read.
Enjoyed it tho.
Tory
May 10, 2017 rated it did not like it
Not my type of book. Hunter becomes hunted.

And complex, confusing, ..the mystery and the relationship
Barbara
Jan 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: audio-book
good mystery and good readers. Really 3.5 stars! I didn't see the ending coming.
Jennifer Jager
Mar 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What a thriller and page turner. I couldn’t put this book down.
Tess
Aug 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Great serial killer premise with a kickass female protagonist. Good thriller but a bit predictable. FBI agents. Used to be a romance author.
Amelia Lara
Aug 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading this book, it made me think and comprehend what's going on inside the head of someone who's completely losing their mind.
Karen L.
Oct 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Very good book!!!!!
Lisa Beaverson
May 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Good
Lori Henrich
This was an a pretty good page turner. The plot was good. I liked the characters. I am not a fan of a particular aspect of the story. It is just something I have a problem with in books in general. It doesn't really help with the plot and it gets me annoyed sometimes. Other than that it was a story that flowed pretty well and for me it kept me looking in the wrong direction.
MuchAdo
Mar 05, 2015 rated it liked it
2.5 stars

Not as good as the other book of Andrea Kane I've read (Run For Your Life). The main couple was not as interesting and their exchanges not as well written as those in the RFYL. The heroine was particularly irriating in this one. As if it is impossible to write an independent (supposedly) woman without making her into a stubborn, hotheaded idiot. There were moments I really could not see what in her the hero found attractive enough to love and go through such hustle to be with her. The w
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