The Gathering Dusk
When untried FBI profiler Samantha Dark is face-to-face with a killer, there's no room for fear. Her best weapon is her instincts. Those same dark impulses that allow her to get inside the mind of a murderer, to locate victims—or to pull the trigger before she's nex ...more
The Gathering Dusk is a prequel novella to Killer Instinct series and it really got off to a good start. You will be introduced to An FBI profiler, Samantha Dark, and her FBI partner, Blake Gamble. By the time I finished the first few pages, I found myself already getting into the groove of this story, and turning pages non-stop to see what would happen next. I got thrills and chills as the killer was gradually revealed. I was particularly curious about Samantha and Blake's pasts and how l ...more
The Gathering Dusk is Cynthia Eden's prologue to her brand new Killer Instincts series. The novella introduces readers to Samantha Dark, an FBI profiler, and her partner Blake Gamble. The two team up to take down a serial killer and we're taken on their suspenseful ride with them.
This was a very short book but there was no loss of the usual suspense that I've come to expect from Ms. Eden. Secrets are hinted at but not revealed so I'm dying to start After the Dark so I can get all my answers.
This prequel story has me hooked and anxious/ready for more Killer Instinct books!
What an excellent teaser this little novella turned out to be. I have liked Samantha Dark since the first moment we met her in Abduction, and the more I get to know about her, how good she is at understanding killers and darkness, the more intrigued by her I am. What happened in her past that made her so good at profiling serial killers and knowing how their minds work?
Then there’s her new partner, former SEAL Blake Gamble. He seems to like playing by the rules, but intent on doing whatever it...more
This novella is a prequel to the author's Killer Instinct Series.
Samantha Dark is an FBI Profiler. On her first field case, she 's aware of her ability to get into the mind of a killer, to find their victims, and to pull the trigger when necessary. Facing the latest serial killer to become headlines, Samantha is forced to shoot the killer to death. Fortunately, his latest victim is found alive.
Former SEAL Blake Gamble is Samantha's partner. He's a play-by-the-book enforcer and wants not ...more
Samantha Dark and her new partner, Blake Gamble find themselves in the cross hairs of a killer intent on vengeance and must move fast to catch this ...more
When FBI Profiler, Samantha Dark, and her new partner, former Navy SEAL, Blake Gamble, are targeted by a vicious killer bent on vengeance, they must put aside their simmering attraction to catch a diabolical monster before it is too late.
Prequel novellas are often problematic as the plot is underdeveloped and the characters one-dimensional. This is not the case here as Cynthia Eden has provided an excellent introduction to her new Killer Instincts series.
Samantha is a ...more
The Gathering Dusk is a quick, action packed, suspenseful read. It introduces partners Samantha and Blake, the sexual tension between these two is palpable and I for one cannot wait to see what happens when the tension finally reaches its breaking point. I'm definitely looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
For a short story, it kept me on the edge-of-my seat until the end. This novella is filled with action, mystery, explosions, and a serial killer – all in one short book. The characters are strong, especially the heroine, Samantha. She’s tough, but going through her own emotional situati ...more
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date January 1, 2017
When untried FBI profiler Samantha Dark is face-to-face with a killer, there's no room for fear. Her best weapon is her instincts. Those same dark impulses that allow her to get inside the mind of a murderer, to locate victims—or to pull the trigger before she's next. She can't afford to have those instincts clouded by anything…especially her far-too-sexy new partner.
Former SEAL Blake Gamble plays everything by the book. Except, of course, when ...more
This short story held all of my favorite things: romance, suspense, and oh yeah.. serial killers. And it was ONLY the prequel.
I am beyond excited to continue with this series as I am so curious to know who the killer is! This was my first taste of Cynthia's writing and hooked doesn't even begin to explain what I am right now.
Blake and Samantha are both FBI agents, and while their partnership is newly formed, they do work well together. Yes, there's an attraction between the two and it's always simmering below the surface, but they are also professionals and act accordingly as necessary. Plus, a relationship is forbidden between fellow agents, something Blake is reminded of later.
“Be careful with the ...more
Here we are introduced to FBI profiler Samantha Dark and her partner Blake Gamble right before taking down a serial killer. The aftermath of that has some lingering consequences of which I assume will be continued in the next book. Every character we were introduced to in this book has an air of mystery ...more
The suspense could've worked if it were longer, the "unrequited attraction" between the two leads wa ...more
After reading this novella, i can't wait to read Eden's next book. I was drawn into the characters and although this story was short, it was packed full of events and details and left me wanting more. I felt I could immediately immerse myself in the story and will be reading the first book in the series soon.
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This short story is more a prelude to a new series than a standalone. It introduces FBI profiler Samantha Dark and her new partner, former SEAL Blake Gamble. Samantha has developed a profile of a serial killer who has taken a third victim. As the story opens, she and her partner are racing to her suspect's house, then the story follows the case and it's ramifications. We get to see things from Samantha's perspective, but it feels two dimensional and stilted. This author is one I go to for ...more
Cynthia lives along the Alabama Gulf Coast. She love ...more