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Changing Faces

(Criminal Intentions: Season One #4)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  604 ratings  ·  106 reviews

With Malcolm on forced bed rest and off duty, Detective Seong-Jae Yoon faces his first solo case since joining the BPD--and it's one that will challenge his morals, his sense of duty, and his insistence on adhering to the letter of the law, especially when his actions in the Bishop case leave him questioning his own integrity. When the supposedly
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Published October 10th 2018 by Amazon Digital Services
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“My feelings are my responsibility to deal with. So I will deal with them, until they go away."

Oh! Seong-Jae, I don’t think that is how it works.

This one had all the feels.


Season 1 episode 4

MC 1 Malcolm Khalaji – That name is so beautiful. Mal is a Veteran and a former Criminal Psych Professor, currently working as a Detective with the Baltimore Police Department. He is charming, not by the book, sometimes gets too emotionally attached to the cases he is working on. Love him to the Moon and
4.5 stars

I didn't like the separation because I missed their dialoguing. But I liked witnessing how being apart affected them. *sigh*
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m, 5-stars
Remember how the titles for each episode of Friends started with The One...? Well this episode of Criminal Intentions is without doubt The One Which Brings All the Feels and whilst the the suspense aspect is ever present, a little more focus is placed on Malcolm and Seong-Jae as individuals and their backstories. And I loved that.

description Whatever else happens, we’re together. We’re partners.”

With the introduction of new characters—new characters who I have no doubt will split opinion but in my case I
Nov 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars rounded down because still no 1/2 stars here on GR and I'm saving that 1/2 star for when Soeng-Jae and Mal finally get together!!!

Sometimes it's not about who did it, it's about why...

Ok, I'm going to try and share something new and fresh here but I have to be honest this is book #4 Criminal Intentions Changing Faces, for this series and 'other than "ohmyfreakin'godthisis hella,hellaGOOD" I'm starting to feel like a stuck record but I'll give it a go anyways ok.

Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
** 4.75 stars **

This book gets a little up close and personal into lives of the MCs and those around them. Here we get a close look at inner thoughts of the captain Anjulie and a little glimpse of her life. It's safe to conclude that she is a troubled soul weighted down by everyday life and the service she provides to the city of Baltimore. Here we see her not only as a police captain but as a woman with feelings that has a life outside of the department walls.

Seong-Jae and Malcolm are nowhere
Oct 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!

GAh!!! Malcolm and Seong-Jae are so frustrating! I just want them to get together already!! I mean, the author sure is succeeding in making this feel like a show because TV shows love to take forever to get the main couple together. ARGH.

This book still kept up with the past books, but I rounded down instead of up with my 4.5 rating because while it was still good and we still had delicious and awesome moments between our two MC's, Malcom was home resting from being hurt and Seong-Jae
Feb 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
*4,5 stars*

My heart is bleeding.

Ah Seong-Jae.
This is the episode where we get to know him a little better and are given some hints about his past. The inner struggle he is facing, the horror and desperation inside him. It was heartbreaking to see that he seems to believe he does not deserve someone's affection and warmth, and that consequently he never allows himself to act upon his emotions, however strong they are.

He… he was not someone for Malcolm Khalaji. He was not someone who could entice
Phew, this case didn't require a lot of investigation but an ethically and morally very difficult decision for Seong-Jae to make!

3.5 stars
Truuss / Loveislovereview
Nov 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, 2018
S1E4 Changing Faces

I whole other story than the previous of this series.
Seong-Jae is on his own.. Malcolm is injured he has to rest and stay away from work... so the latest case is just for him and it does have an impact.

The tension in this read is different... it’s about inner turmoil and heavier and for me frustrating.
I wanted to kick some ass. But you have to respect someone’s opinion.


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We get to know more and more about Seong-Jae and Malcolm... the case was less important
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Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars!
I wish it were longer than 180 pages but I can't really complain. That ending though... *sigh* I didn't like it. I hope it'll get sorted out in the next book. I don't want to see Malcolm going down that same old road again. The ending however confirmed one theory I have.
Now that Seong-Jae has decided that enough is enough, I want to see more interaction between Seong-Jae and Stenson in the next episode. She was able to finally get him to confess some of his thoughts aloud, I
Ok, Simone. I did indeed throw a tantrum, because I freaking knew it, I knew it!! *fumes*

(view spoiler) And now we have some of Seong-Jae's ghosts trying to come back to life?

Dammit, it these guys can't have something go right for them,my head is going to explode!

*looks at
***Triggers for Domestic Abuse in this story***

OK, so our two MC's are only a teeny tiny bit closer to that finally getting it together part BUT we get so many glimpses into their personal and past lives in this instalment, wonderful. It has to be said, Yoon absolutely fascinates me.

As Malcolm is still recovering from an attempt on his life, Yoon is going it alone and finding it very difficult to cope, although he does make a friend of Cara Stenson, the head of the forensics unit. Malcolm's ex
Oct 11, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: military-crime, lgbtq
3.5 frustrating stars ! Seriously the angst between these two is ridiculous- there’s no hint of anything right now but longing and deep thoughts. I enjoy these characters but this book was a bit of a let down with Malcolm and Seong Jae working as individuals. They really have a greater dynamic together. I hope this romance/ connection isn’t too drawn out as I can see myself getting very frustrated ...more
julia ☆ [owls reads]
#1 The Cardigans:
#2 Junk Shop Blues:
#3 The Man with the Glass Eye: 1/2


3 stars!


“Do what’s right by other people, and try not to cause any more harm.”

Changing Faces brings forth a Seong-Jae centric novel with quite a bit of intrigue and wonderful character development. The plot gives such great insight into Seong-Jae is as a person, as well as finally reveals tiny pieces of his backstory and past. There is quite a bit of internal conflict in the book, but it works to set up some really
Oct 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 0000-sh-recs
3.75 stars
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This part felt like an interlude and it leaves me with mixed feelings.
The case was ethically difficult and I can relate to Seong-Jae's decision. (view spoiler) I really liked Cara in this book. I have a feeling Seong-Jae and Malcolm need allies for what is to come.
And why the
Nat ReadingAllNite
Transitional episode

This was a rather sad and upsetting installment. Malcolm and Seong-Jae seem farther apart than ever. Pieces of their past are gathering, including Malcolm’s ex-wife, although there’s no explanation yet for their past. Seong-Jae has to handle a case alone that challenges his rigid view of the law and justice.

Like others I’m very unhappy with Malcolm at the end of this, yet I can see why it happened. I also wonder how much is really manipulation of Malcolm. Discoveries about
My favorite couple of this year so far.

So so so:
Detective Yoon:

Detective Khalaji

These two OMG. I found them so cute.

We left them in the hospital following Malcom's "attack". Yoon who had finally decided to confess some Malcom. I was shaking crazy! So excited. It was too easy!

Someone from the past of Malcom did some kind of "come back". I don't hate her but what a bad timing girl. Please! And change your name please (Like Yoon I was very very jealous haha).

Logically Yoon took a
Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: buddy-read
4.5 Stars! I loved this episode! While I did miss Malcolm and Yoon together for most of the book, the interactions they did have were intense. And I loved getting to know more about the very secretive Yoon. This just keeps getting better and better!

Yep, another 5 stars read. :)
I'm starting to wonder when those two will be getting together and I can add the first of these books to my romance shelf.

The tension is increasing... the voltage is rising. Guys, come on!
Not as strong as the other books. Felt more like a "filler" book?? Just to show us how Seong-Jae is changing. I liked the introduction of Malcolm's ex-wife but I'm getting a little frustrated not knowing why they broke up yet, because, um, this would have been the perfect book to do that in ??? This is my guess: (view spoiler) ...more
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars!
I wish it were longer than 180 pages but I can't really complain. That ending though... *sigh* I didn't like it. I hope it'll get sorted out in the next book. I don't want to see Malcolm going down that same old road again. The ending however confirmed one theory I have.
Now that Seong-Jae has decided that enough is enough, I want to see more interaction between Seong-Jae and Stenson in the next episode. She was able to finally get him to confess some of his thoughts aloud, I
Shan( Shans_Shelves) 💜
I didn’t enjoy this as much as the last book in the series but it was gripping and interesting nonetheless.

Due to Malcom’s actions in the previous book he’s recovering at home while Seong-Jae takes center stage; he has a Murder to solve, feelings he doesn’t want and a trial to deal with. All in all, he’s not having a good time.

Some of my favorite things about this episode:

•We finally get more than just snippets of Seong-Jae’s past. We even get a name! I’m so freaking excited to see what’s to
Dec 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-releases
This was great, but less fun than previous installment.
Don’t get me wrong, I loved the book and I devoured it in no time but the content of this novel is heavy.
(I am very grateful for CW lists in the beginning).

On other news, the plot thickens and I’m both excited and terrified of what’s to come next.

The cast is great and I love them dearly. The writing is beautiful s emotive, I love.

I want to highlight one scene where character A hits on character B but character B says no it’s the end of it.
Isabella ~Mikku-chan~
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Full RTC

A different kind of telling this time, Seong-Jae is dealing with a lots of stuff, but so is Malcolm.

Interesting revealings & loaded with lots of personal stuff from and by the characters.
Ethics & morals, duty and trust are challenged.

5 out of 5 stars.
Oct 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: mm
Love it love it love it. Can't wait for #5, hope Yoon and Malcolm find common ground.
I Dream of Dragons and Unicorns
This one didn't really work for me :-/! I anticipate the next one being better ... I am determined to find the one that comes after that is much better than the last!! We shall see ... !!
Carol (bookish_notes)
I'm kind of bored, you guys.

I did read this book all in one sitting, but it just wasn't all that interesting. I pretty much guessed who the murderer was after reading the prologue, so there just wasn't much to keep me engaged except for Seong-Jae and Malcolm. And that was frustrating to read too, because they don't really have that many scenes together in this book. Sure, they're thinking about each other a lot, but that's about it.

Malcolm is dealing with what happened at the end of The Man with
This one hit waaaaaay to close to home for me, and I think - as awful as this sounds - that opening scene was cathartic in ways I don't want to look too closely at.

I'm not liking the ex-wife back in the picture. I love the character but holy shit she needs to find someone else, STAT.
Feb 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Okay it’s been a full 12 hours and now I can get back to this with a clearer mind.
I’m gonna say this book is a 3.5 not because I’m mad at anything but the mystery is weaker (which in a way is good because SeongJae is investigating alone and it’s good o establish he does need and appreciate Malcom and that he brings something to the table that’s unreplaceable.
There’s a lot of time spent with SeongJae which I’m not mad about but I still think the lack of Malcom slowed down the pace in a way.
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