After the Dark
In New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden's gripping new series, a disgraced FBI profiler must save her reputation by stopping a sadistic killer she knows all too well.
Former FBI agent Samantha Dark was one of the most respected profilers in the bureau, an expert on the twisted minds and dark hearts of the most depraved criminals. But when her own former lover t...more
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After the Dark kicks off a brand new Romantic Suspense series from Cynthia Eden. I am in love with how this author can create such entrapping novels and she always has the ability to suck me into her stories. In this book we meet Samantha Dark, an FBI profiler now off the force, and her ex-partner Blake Gamble. Sam left the FBI after they placed the blame on her for letting a serial killer get away, so she went home to Alabama. But now there's a very familiar killer afte ...more
Strong badass heroine, highly intelligent woman.
Strong devoted hero.
Interesting storyline. Very intense.
Maybe some small inaccuracies… but I won’t complain – much better than any average they sell us in this genre.
“How many bad things can happen to a person… before they start to lose their soul?”
Once you cross some lines, there is no going back...
Four months ago former FBI agent and gifted profiler Samantha Dark realised she wasn’t infallible when it turned out that her former lover and close friend was the very serial killer they had been hunting for months. Devastated by her inability to see the monster close to her and used as the scapegoat for the FBI’s failure, Samantha fled and returned to her hometown of Alabama.
But when her former partner, the sexy Blake Gamble tracks her...more
"The instinct to live is so strong in some people. I’ve been surprised by how strong. They can withstand almost any pain, as long as they have the hope that they’ll live. That they’ll escape."
Wow, Ms. Eden did it again like always! This story was so amazing, exciting and thrilling like all her other books. I love her writing in romantic-suspense. She is so talented in this genre. Such a great talent to picture some sick killers.
Samantha is a profiler for the FBI. But she made a mistake ...more
Definitely going for the next installment in the series.
FBI Profiler Samantha Dark is shaken after finding out her former lover, Dr. Cameron Latham is a murderer, and she’s fired in the aftermath. All the signs were there in front of her, but she never thought Cameron would be capable of such darkness. Licking her wounds, she moves back to her hometown, all the while trying to track down Cameron before he strikes again, because Samantha knows he’s not done.
Blake, Samantha’s former partner, has never doubted her abilities and knew she was un ...more
I was looking forward to this one after reading the promising, edgy prequel story, The Gathering Dusk, and After the Dark didn't disappoint. Cynthia Eden has delivered another dark, thrilling romantic suspense series, and I'm looking forward to Tucker's book, Before the Dawn.
How has Cynthia Eden escaped my radar? There ain’t no escaping me now! After the Dark and its prequel, The Gathering Dusk, are smart and sexy romantic suspense stories that checked most of my boxes (despite a cover that inexplicably portrays a blonde couple when the hero and heroine both have black – not even brown, but black – hair).
"You're Samantha Dark. No one breaks you. No one undermines you. You make them eat ...more
Don't get me wrong, I liked the H - Blake too. He was protective of her but I feel like Sam overshadowed him all the way.
"The thing about profiling killers... Once you learned to think lile them, you never learned how to stop."
Her father figure's faith in her was humbling and for me, a testament of how strong she is.
"You're Samantha Dark. No one breaks you. No one undermines you. You make them eat shit, and you make them enjoy every bite."
Fast paced with hot ...more
Maybe I'm overwhelmed by all the descriptions of how much succulent the heroiine's lips were, ot how large the hero's shoulders were, but here it was out of place, IMHO.
The grisly murders, where the villain is known and was best friend and lover of the heroine, clashed with these cheesy descriptions!
After the Dark was less a romance and more a police thriller, but that didn’t take away from the great storyline and drama that made this an entertaining book to read.
Ex-FBI profiler Samantha Dark has just been fired from her position with the bureau and has retreated to her hometown to regroup after letting a serial killer escape. The long standing friendship and physical relationship between her and Cameron, the suspected killer, caused her hesitation during the arrest, allowing him to escape ...more
Cynthia Eden is one of those "go to" authors that I find comfort in. If I want a good story I know I can take comfort in knowing that Ms. Eden will come through for me. Whil ...more
On the plus side, this RS series looks to be a really good one, in the vein of Eden's excellent "Deadly" series. She stopped writing that one far too soon.
Samantha Dark is a FBI profiler along with her partner, Blake Gamble, they are tasked with finding a serial killer.
Unbeknownst to Samantha, the killer is closer than she could imagine.
The suspense was on par for a Romantic suspense book, I do wish Blake would have been more of an alpha male, but overall good book. I look forward to continuing this series.
This story grabs you from the beginning and, oddly, even though it is in the blurb, you kind of forget the direction it is going at the beginning (at least I did) and it makes this story shock you from the opening chapter.
Samantha and Blake were great together. You really like both of them, and you respect Blake. The idea that he was attracted to her the entire time they were partners (which you get a glimpse of in the shor ...more
Cynthia Eden has a way to twist and turn readers as she pulls the readers into the dark minds of serial killers. The author keeps readers on their edge of their seats even when they already know the outcome of the story she keep the readers hooked to ever single word.
Cynthia Edens romantic suspense novels are always the hunter vs the hunted. The game of wits is what keeps mystery readers hook and romance reads love how ...more
Cynthia Eden has a knack for writing Romantic Suspense that grabs your attention from the first sentence and does not let you go until the very last one. After The Dark was no different. It was filled with edge of the seat suspense and pulse pounding action, I thoroughly enjoyed it and can't wait to read the next book in the series.
“…I can profile the killers because I look at a situation and I see how they can attack. I see—too easily—how they can pick the victims. I see what they are… And I fear what I am.”
After the Dark is a crime thriller that for a Criminal Minds addict like me was a must read. As soon as I see “FBI Profiler” I’m on it and After the Dark didn’t disappoint. There was a little romance thrown in to lighten the story but this was first and f ...more
This is book 1 in the Killer Instinct series, and it follows the prequel The Gathering Dusk. If you’ve been keeping track, Abduction fits in between the two books, but can be read as a stand-alone.
In the prequel, we’re introduced to Samantha Dark and her partner Blake, and while we see that she’s the latest up and coming profiler in the FBI, we also see that her boss cares a lot about how they present the Bureau in the media. When Sam botches a profile, and several g ...more
There is a prequel to this story which just came out and is free on most ebook retailers. Get The Gathering Dusk
This story focuses on FBI Profiler Samantha Dark. Samantha finds out the hard way that her friend and former lover was not the man she thought he was. It does have a bit of ...more
Cynthia lives along the Alabama Gulf Coast. She loves romance novels, horror movies, and chocol ...more