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Double Take (serial killer unit #1)

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Dawson Freeman led a simple, small town life. He was beginning his career as a police officer in his hometown when tragedy struck and his sister was murdered….

10 years later Dawson is still chasing a murderer who disappeared without a trace but a call at 3 am changes all that.

Now Dawson is in a race for his life and the people around him trying to stop a psychotic killer h
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Published October 21st 2016 by self
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iamnotabookworm
Oct 19, 2016 iamnotabookworm rated it really liked it
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I saw the author's post in Twitter asking if anyone wanted to read and review her book. I replied to her tweet and wa-la! I got an ARC. Thank you Allie Redman.

This is the first of The Serial Killer Unit series. FBI Agent Dawson Freeman was forced to return to his hometown to solve a double murder. This murder has the same MO as the double murder that happened ten years ago. It seems that the killer is connected to him and only Dawson can solve the case. Going back to his hometown reminds him of
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Sheena
Apr 02, 2017 Sheena rated it really liked it
This was a dark, romantic thriller with an intriguing and original plot full of suspense as well as a fair amount of graphic violence, so be warned..... in the format of a whodunnit murder mystery it was fast paced throughout, and kept it's secrets hidden away right up until the final reveal at the end.......

Told from the male antagonist's point of view the narrative incorporated his reflections on events that occurred ten years previously as well as the current state of play...the characters we
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Jennifer Pierson
Apr 03, 2017 Jennifer Pierson rated it it was amazing
Dawson Freeman was happily leading a simple life as a police officer in his hometown when tragedy struck his family. It shook up his world when his sister is murdered in a very gruesome way. He becomes obsessed with catching the person who did it, but he's lived a life of solitude for 10 years when a call at 3 am changes it all up. He finds himself going home to find the psychotic killer who is baiting him by trying to destroy everyone he loves. HOLY HELL BATMAN! This book took me on the crazies ...more
Brandy
Mar 20, 2017 Brandy rated it really liked it

Double Take By Allie Redman

Within pages of the first chapter, I was captured by Allie Redman's Double Take! I had to know what would happen next! The lead character, Dawson, (and later his team of colleagues and friends) was interesting and well developed. Most of all, he was driven to discover the truth behind the gruesome murders about which the book began. It was Dawson's sister, after all, where it began.
Several years later, a murder that's a serial to the first, pulls Dawson back into the
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Janine - The world was hers for the reading
Double Take tells the tale of a small town being terrorized by a serial killer. As a rookie, Dawson Freeman walks into his first murder, only to discover his sister and her best friend were the victims. Unable to walk away from the case or the failure and guilt he feels, Dawson instead lets the cold case consume his life for the next ten years, cutting off those he cares about most.

Flash forward ten years when a middle of the night call brings Dawson back to the small town he left behind to chas
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Melissa Joseph (Book Addicts Reviews)
4.5 I did not see that coming stars!!! What a kick ass debut novel!!

This book can be read as a stand alone but is the first book of the "Serial Killer Unit Series".

This book had me HOOKED from the very first page!! I forgot how much I love a good thriller. This book is basically about a serial killer set in a small town and the hero FBI agent, Dawson, from said town who is on a mission to hunt the killer down. Except in the hunt people Dawson cares about are dying. Can he find the killer before
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Brandy Roberts
Mar 26, 2017 Brandy Roberts rated it really liked it
The blurb really drew me in I loved the mystery about it and the unpredictability about Double take you go with thinking one thing but them something happens to were you second guess yourself . My heart hurt for Dawson what he goes through is truly heartbreaking . If you are a fan of serial killer , thriller ,suspense, this is a great story line that will keep you guessing until the very end of the book it is also this kind of story isn't like something I am reading so it was different change of ...more
Denise Van plew
This is the first time in reading this author with the description drawing me in. I am a sucker for novels that have killing that keeps you on edge with characters rushing to find the one. This centers around Shane and Macy whom think they are going in one direction but life will cause it to be changed. Secrets also find a way to surface with this one being so much a edge read. As you can know these kinds will keep you glued wanting to be the first to know. Sooner or later though there is that b ...more
Liliyana Shadowlyn
Mar 30, 2017 Liliyana Shadowlyn rated it really liked it
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Sometimes the past comes back to haunt you in ways you never expected. Luckily for Dawson Freeman, he has a special family all his own waiting to support and love him when his comes crashing through his front door. Prepare to fall in love with the people who have adopted Dawson into their family, and who he reluctantly adopts into his as they work together to find the monster from his past who has suddenly appeared again. Thrilling and inspirational, Double Take is a reminder that even in the da ...more
Trish R.
Almost unreadable due to numerous typos, wrongly use of words, bad formatting and plain wonky English. The premise of the book is decent enough although sometimes I find that the characters still behaved like they are in highschool and not FBI agents. I guess since this is the author's first book, I'll give her a pass. I might get into the 2nd book if I have nothing else to read.
Tam
Mar 16, 2017 Tam rated it really liked it
This is an extremely well-written psychological thriller. The characters are vivid, complex, intense, edgy and jump right off the page. The plot is a fast-paced thrill ride that keeps you hanging on for dear life until the very end. There is a nice balance of suspense and romance that blend perfectly to hold your attention.

I was, however, a bit distracted by all of the errors in grammar and the many broken "rules of proper English". And, that is why I did not give this a full 5 stars.

*I receive
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Stephanie (Between the Coverz)
A fast paced thrilling suspense with a touch of romance!

The suspense and action throughout the book held my attention from start to finish. It is a typical crime story with drama, action, and violence however it is mixed with a touch of romance that adds to the story. If you like shows like Criminal Minds or Law and Order, then you will enjoy this book too.

The characters were connectable and were real. They had real emotions and real issues that normal people would have. The book was well writ
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Nicola
Oct 31, 2016 Nicola rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a very good read and one I really enjoyed. It's a crime series containing blood, violence, laughter and love. The way the author writes is good and the reader is kept guessing all the way. The chapters are exciting and you can't help but wanting to continue reading. It was a story that I looked forward to reading when it was my reading time. I really enjoy crime books and this one was really good. The suspense, the anticipation really held my attention and at no point was the story obvio ...more
A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
This is a very good read and one I really enjoyed. It's a crime series containing blood, violence, laughter and love. The way the author writes is good and the reader is kept guessing all the way. The chapters are exciting and you can't help but wanting to continue reading. It was a story that I looked forward to reading when it was my reading time. I really enjoy crime books and this one was really good. The suspense, the anticipation really held my attention and at no point was the story obvio ...more
Ab Fab Book Blog
I have been given this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Allie Redman is a new author on the block and I have to say I am seriously looking forward to what she has to offer.

Her book starts in the thick of it and I love it. The story starts fast and keeps up the pace. I did want the relationships to take more to make, with people with the hardships that they had gone through I did expect it to take just a bit more to break down the barriers. However, that being said, they made sense considerin
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Amber
Nov 25, 2016 Amber rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you like Criminal Minds or other psychological thrillers, you'll want to grab this book! The suspense is killer and you just keep reading and reading to find out what's going to happen and who is or isn't involved!

Dawson is called back to his small hometown to help catch a serial killer. Dawson has a history with the killer as it seems to be the same person who killed his younger sister and her friend years ago. And this killer is enjoying toying with Dawson and leaving hints and clues that i
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Myra Espino
Nov 27, 2016 Myra Espino rated it really liked it
Interesting and full of suspense book! The way the story started is good. I love how I was easily intrigued with the story. The story and the characters are good. There may be times that I want to kick Dawson (on the start because of how he left someone) but as the story goes, I started to like him tho. Anyway, what I love about the story is that Ms. Allie had me guessing on who the killer is and what will happen next. Full of suspense, with a touch of drama and of course romance! Nice book! Rea ...more
Kaila
Nov 09, 2016 Kaila rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an interesting, fast paced story. The characters intriqued me and their story kept me on the edge of my seat. The writing is amazing.. I felt like I was watching a tv show almost. The one thing I realy enjoyed about this story was that I had no clue who the killer was until it was over.. I was amazed.. normally I can figure it out early but Allie wrote it so awesome I had no clue. Dawson was a fun read but I think his friends helped make the story also. It was so much fun to read.
Mindy
Jan 22, 2017 Mindy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book. I loved getting to know the characters. I love when I get a good mystery and a love story in the same book.
I loved the dynamics of the group of coworkers and friends. They are all believable characters.
I didn't get emotionally involved with this book. I liked the characters but I just lacked the connection with them.
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I received and voluntary reviewed a copy of this book. This book was read and reviewed by Stacy Aube for Cutting Muse Blog Review.

The level of suspense and unknowns elevate this story to amazing heights. Great characters and storyline.
Eager to read the next book.
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