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Killing Fear

(Prison Break Trilogy #1)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  4,098 ratings  ·  133 reviews
Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins


Theodore Glenn loves to inflict pain . . . both on his victims and on those who later find the mutilated corpses. At his trial seven years ago, Glenn vowed vengeance on Detective Will Hooper, the cop who nabbed him, and beautiful Robin McKenna, the stripper whose testimony put him behind bars.

When a catastrophic disaster sets
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Theodore Glenn is handsome, charming and a stone cold serial killer. He was so arrogant that he defended himself at his own trial. Of course, he lost and was sentenced to death. Unfortunately, seven years later, while waiting for his last appeal, the prison was affected by an earthquake and this deadly villain escaped. He’s fixated on those who were responsible for him being sent to prison, specifically Robin McKenna and Detective Will Hooper. Robin was a former stripper who testified against ...more
Mar 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-read
Revenge was the only thing on Theodore Glenn's mind as he escaped from prison. He was on the hunt for Detective Will Hooper and Robin McKenna and it would just be a matter of time before he found them.

This is the first book I've read by Allison Brennan and it won't be my last. This definitely was a fast paced thriller which I couldn't put down. If you like reading thrillers, mysteries or suspense books, then I suggest you give this one a go, I'm certain it won't disappoint you. Highly
5 stars – Romantic Suspense

This was my first read by author Allison Brennan, but it won't be the last. Her style reminds me a lot of one of my favorite writers of dark, chilling romantic suspense, Karen Rose, especially the case solving and the uber creepy villain. I would have liked a bit more romance between the H/h, Detective Will Hooper and his witness, former stripper Robin, but the moments they shared were emotional and steamy. It's an intense, thrilling romantic suspense read, and I'm
Nov 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Theodore Glenn was convicted of murder 7 years ago and in court he threatened revenge on those who put him there: Detective Will Hooper, Robin McKenna and others. When an earthquake destroys areas of the prison Glenn is in he is able to escape and go after them. Now Will and Robin must put aside their past failed relationship and feelings to help catch him.

Theodore Glenn is a truly despicable character. The murders he committed are described well by the author and make the reader almost feel the
Apr 26, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, suspense, thriller

If you're familiar with the author and had read her previous 'Evil' trilogy, you'll be familiar with some of the characters in this one; Carina and Nick, Julia and Connor, and Dillon. I'm glad they were part of this book.

I had read Crystal's review on this one and had to pick it up. I'd read the previous trilogy and loved it, so this was pretty much a no-brainer. I'm glad I did.

Brennan has a way of creating fictional characters that seem absolutely real. I could feel Robin's fear, her
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thrilling and exciting! I loved it.
I can't even imagine how horrible it would be to have your friends turn up dead, and you suspect the creep that can't seem to take his eyes off of you. Or maybe the only worse thing would be when that same creep escapes jail, throwing your sense of safety out the window, 7 years later and coming straight for you, because you are at the heart of his troubles. This sadly is Robin's life.

Robin tries her best to show a brave face, but Theodore's guerrilla tactics make it hard for her to live her
Sheila Myers
Mar 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
Thrilling and suspenseful. When I started reading "Killing Fear", I thought I'd be reading yet another novel about a convicted felon tracking down and killing the people who put him in prison. What I got was much more exciting. I enjoyed the way Allison Brennan added the psychological game the killer played with his intended victims. Also interesting is the new case related to the older crimes.
Apr 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: on-the-shelf
Hooked on Allison Brennan's writing, there always a page turner!!! This one is a 3 book Series, but after reading this one, I need a break, this one was pretty brutal.....
Aug 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it !!!! Wow great book!!!!!
Killing Fear by Allison Brennan
4.5 Stars

Seven years ago, Theodore Lawrence Glenn was convicted of murdering four exotic dancers and swore revenge against those responsible for his imprisonment. Now he has escaped and Robin McKenna, the main prosecution witness, and Will Hooper, the detective who put Glenn away, are reunited and must get past their personal issues if they are to survive the machinations of this sadistic killer.

Wow! This book is incredibly gritty and realistic.
Oct 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Seven years ago, Theodore Glenn was convicted of the murders of four strippers. Sent to San Quentin, Theodore vowed revenge against Will Hooper, the detective who arrested him, and Robin McKenna, a stripper who testified against him. A sudden earthquake brings down some walls at the prison and several inmates escape. Theodore gets his chance to return to San Diego and get even with those he believed wronged him. When Will Hooper hears the news of the escape, he contacts Robin to warn her. They ...more
Kristine Davila
5 fearful stars!

Robin had been haunted since her friends end up dead after being tortured and mutilated by Theodore Glenn. They all believed that Theodore had ruthlessly killed four of her friends. But after a tragic disaster Theodore had escaped prison and played with Robin and Will by saying he hadn't killed Anna, the fourth victim. He shamelessly played all of them, as if he is way above their intelligence and capabilities.

The fear and the chill were true while reading this. It helped that
Awilk -never sleeps-
Allison Brennan wrote a fascinating story about a serial killer, and I for one, couldn't put it down. I don't always enjoy books when I know who the bad guy is, but this story had a twist which kept me reading until late into the night.
Detective Will Hooper was a wonderful character, and Robin was my favourite heroine in a long time.
My first Brennan book, but definitely not my last.
Sep 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When prisoner Theodore Glenn makes threats against all those involved in catching a convicting him of 4 murders no one thinks much of it until an earthquake allows him to escape. He is systematically killing off witnesses, jurors, lawyers, cops. Very intense. Another great book by Allison Brennan
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
pick the series up... and get the rest of her series. the lady is awesome! i remember the first books i ever read of hers, The Hunt, The Prey and The Kill. i was hooked. then i found another series, See No Evil, Hear No Evil and Speak No Evil. Allison delivered yet again. and continued.
Tara Kable
Oct 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: brennan
O man this was a good one! My first by Allison Brennan but definately wont be my last! I loved how she puts the reader in the head of a serial killer! Cant wait to read more of this author...
Margaret Yelton
Aug 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book, riveting and kept me reading long into the night.
Amanda Sneed
May 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book!! It keep you guessing the whole time. It is a must read!!
Khadija Hassan
May 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This was a waste of time. I can't believe it has such high ratings. It is SO full of cliches and the 'bad'guy is just a cardboard egocentric psychopath, but BORING! Nothing about this story felt original or creative......just rehashed parts and dialog from a hundred other thrillers. And don't get me started on the lame love story co-plot. I skipped about 100 pages in the 2nd half and skimmed and skipped to the end to see if it got any didn't. It's the first of a trilogy and I ...more
May 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have gone back and started reading this author from the beginning. I highly recommend anyone who is a fan of this author or the romantic suspense genre to do that. Even the really early books are excellent!!
Marie Christensen
Super good book! I may have to read a romance before I go onto book 2.....Tempting Evil
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Bleh. Why do I insist on tracking an author's maturation thru their publications? Guess I'm waiting to see if her Lucy Kincaid series is all it's hyped to be.
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thoroughly enjoyed this book
Mar 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.6 stars
This book starts out with the prologue set back 7 years previous, with the trial of serial killer Theodore Glenn who was accused of murdering several strippers. Everyone at the trial / involved with the trial and arrest subsequently become Glenn' s targets when an act of nature provides him with a convenient opportunity to escape from San Quentin.

When I first started reading this book (actually with the first few chapters), the book talked alot about the past. I was rather confused for a minute
Nov 01, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
had never read any books by Allison Brennan prior to Killing Fear. I can now state I wont read anymore.

I dont like to write bad reviews but this book was just not very good. I wont say it was awful or terrible. It was just not good.

The novel started out "okay." I find it hard to believe that the antagonist (Glenn) escapes from prison due to an earthquake knocking down walls. Ummm, ok. hard to believe but I'll keep reading.

I found the writer's style unneccessarily repetitive. How many times must
Although the beginning stretched the imagination and the plot had parallel story lines for both protagonists, and the male protagonist kind of gave me the impression that he was a stalker - I certainly wouldn't say 'I do' to a relationship with him - because his relationship with the female protagonist felt so contrived, and the ending felt rushed as the antagonists in the story were both dispatched unceremoniously - what a let down - I finished the book still willing to read more by this ...more
Oct 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Every time I read a new Allison Brennan book, I swear that one is my favorite. As this is my seventh book that I've read by this author, it's happened to me seven times. One of the things I love most about Ms. Brennan's series is getting to have recurring characters in each of the books. I've really come to love the entire Kincaid clan as well as all the peripheral characters such as Will Hooper, Jim Gage, etc. who each get to be the main focus of a novel.

Another thing I love is that while each
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Allison Brennan believes that life is too short to be bored, so she had five children and writes three books a year.

Allison has penned more than two dozen thrillers and many short stories. RT Book Reviews calls Allison “a master of suspense” and her books “haunting,” “mesmerizing,” “pulse-pounding” and “emotionally complex.” RT also said that "The

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