The Devil's Daughter
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The Devil's Daughter is Katee Robert's brand new romantic suspense following Eden Collins as she returns to her hometown. For her it's not a happy visit and all the town of Clear Springs brings her are bad memories. Now an FBI agent, Eden has returned to finally expose her mothers cult as the evil it really is and prove that the cult had something to do with the disappearance and death of two young women. With the help of the towns Sheriff, Zach Owens, she sets of ...more
The Devil's Daughter by Katee Robert
Book One of the Hidden Sins series
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Publication Date: January 24, 2017
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC from NetGalley
Summary (from Goodreads):
Growing up in a small town isn’t easy, especially when you’re the daughter of a local cult leader. Ten years ago, Eden Collins left Clear Springs, Montana, and never once looked back. But when the bodies of murdered young women surface, their corpses viol ...more
Eden Collins escaped from Clear Springs, Montana a decade ago, becoming an FBI agent. Her mother, Martha, is the somewhat charismatic leader of a cult, loosely based on the story of Demeter and Pe ...more
What didn't work for me is that once she has to put her skills to work in regards to her mother's cult, she doesn't seem to be able to do anything profession ...more
Eden's mother is a cult leader. All her followers carry the same tattoos...except Eden has one that no other has. Even though she knows she's being manipulated into returning to the cu ...more
That’s probably because I was so absorbed in the susp ...more
A deeply harrowing intense thriller that is interlaced with mystery, suspense, and intrigue. If you are familiar with Katee Robert, then you are all aware that she has this ability to pull in readers to get lost in her story and in the case of The Devil’s Daughter, Katee went beyond the hearts and flowers that we are used to but instead gave her readers a story that will leave chills as she explores the hidden secrets of a cult.
The D ...more
No one beats Persephone indefinitely. Not Demeter, not mankind, and sure as hell not Hades.
That my friends was a goose bump moment.
Eden Collins swore that she would never go back to Clear Springs and the cult Elysia where she grew up with her mother being the cult leader. She against her will has been lured back to a murder where the victim looks similar to her in so many ways. Now a strong, sassy and independent woman she has been working for the FBI specifically the BAU.
Zach Owens former Mari ...more
FBI Agent Eden Collins never expected to return to the home she escaped years ago - the small town of Clear Springs and Elysia, a cult led by her mother Martha Collins. Eden still has nightmares of growing up under the power and control of a cult that did not provide the simple, happy life it promised. Eden knows the evil secrets concealed behind those walls all too well as she still bears the ritualistic cult tattoos upon her ski ...more
Genre: Mystery and Suspense
This is a really good book, one that I really enjoyed because it kept me interested the whole way through. It's got a great mystery that will causes goosebumps to cover your skin, and very intriguing (and sometimes scary) characters. What I also found interesting about this story is the past that essentially consumes the main characters - this was not only unexpected, but a fantastic plot point-. I have to hand it to the author, she ce ...more
The Devil's Daughter was a very suspenseful read that had me guessing throughout the book. I love it when the author spins a very intricate story and has me on the edge of my seat. What I enjoyed most about this book was the setting of the story. I am a huge fan of books that focus on cults, because they are forbidden and mysterious and add something extra to the story. I was constantly trying to figure out what role the cult members ...more
Ms, Robert has done a great job of ratcheting up the tension right off the bat and then backing off a bit to give the reader some breathing room and time to get to know the characters. And I did enjoy getting ...more
But let's talk about the others chapters.
The book began with a strong story. A missing child and a murder. Credits for that.
So the first 5% was full of interesting, agony and with good prospectives...
And then... nada... nothing... pause...
It was like someone speed the car with 200km/h and suddenly drops the speed to minimum...
What sense was give me this book... Thoughts, thoughts and thoughts.
There was Eden, a special ...more
What a great romantic suspense!
Eden Collins grew up in the cult her mother created. Life was filled with abuse, rules and a mother who is excellent at manipulation. And ten years ago Eden ran away, determined to never return. Her upbringing gave her insight and understandings of cults and she uses that knowledge as an FBI agent. But when a girl is found murdered back in her home town and a picture is sent anonymously to Eden, she knows she can’t just ignore it, that she needs to return home an...more
Favorite Quote: “Into Hell I go.”
FBI agent Eden Collins vowed never to return home to Clear Springs, Montana. Growing up the daughter of an infamous cult leader, her childhood was not pleasant. When Eden receives an anonymous picture of a homicide victim who has tattoos similar to those of her mother’s followers, Eden knows it’s time to head home to confront her past and hopefully catch a killer.
Sheriff Zach Owens is in over ...more
Katee Robert is probably best known for her sexy contemporary romances. With The Devil’s Daughter, she’s moved into romantic suspense territory, and has done so with a reasonable degree of success, penning a well-paced and gripping tale that kept me eagerly turning the pages.
Sheriff Zach Owens, a former Marine, saw enough killing, bloodshed and violence during his various tours of Iraq to have made him want to leave it behind him and settle down in the relatively quiet ...more
Eden isn't officially working for the FBI on this case, so she has ...more
It was an ok read. This was an ARC that took me a loooooong time to get through (dude five months!) and that was due to the pacing. It’s a fairly standard romantic suspense, but so much time is spent in the individual character’s headspace that it was easy to get distracted and put down. Over and over, I put it down and moved onto another book. The pace picks up only at the end, as if the author realized she was running out of time. Once that ball starts rolling though, the last ...more
Eden Collins is known in here small town not because she did something good or something back she just had a mother who is a cult leader. Eden might have grown up in the cult but she was nothing like those who followed her mother as soon as she was old enough she left and never looked back soon became an FBI agent. Sheriff Zach has been in the kill Zone in the military and when he returned to a small town he wasn't expecting to go against a murderer. Zach just wants his town ...more
Eden escaped the cult she grew up in, and her mother who created it, as soon as she turned 18. That was 10 years ago. She's become an elite FBI agent with the Behavioral Analysis Unit, and she's built a brick wall around her emotions to protect herself.
Zach is the sheriff in the small town where the cult resides. He grew up there and left for a ...more
So if you read the synopsis (which I would assume one has) then you know that Eden has returned to her childhood town, one she vowed never to return to. However, it’s the circumstances that has her more on edge than just being ...more
I might not be the best person to review the suspense genre but I'm going to give it a try. Just keep in mind that I'm a "virgin" to the genre. Be gentle...
The heroine bugged me at times because she was making poor choices--choices I totally understood based on emotion, but she is an FBI agent and I expected a little better? But it was fine as a suspense novel, the cult was vaguely terrifying.