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On the Count of Three

(Brandon Fisher FBI #7)

4.52  ·  Rating details ·  67 ratings  ·  27 reviews
And they thought prison was hell…

When a woman’s disappearance ticks off all the same boxes as two unsolved murders, Miami homicide detective Kelly Marsh is convinced there’s about to be a third. If she’s right and the killer sticks to their previous MO, she only has three days before Jenna Kelter’s decapitated head will show up somewhere in the city. With no time to waste
Kindle Edition, 378 pages
Published December 4th 2018 by Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.
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Whispering Stories
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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How do you find a serial killer that waits years between decapitating his victims? That is what faces Detective Kelly Marsh and she needs Profiler Brandon Fisher’s help to catch her man.

The first two victims were kidnapped three days after being released from prison for drink driving offences. Their decapitated heads were boxed up and left to be found. Now Jenna Kelter who was also released from prison three days ago for D&D has gone missin
Linda Strong
Nov 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018

Miami Homicide Detective Kelly Marsh calls an old acquaintance in the FBI ... Special Agent Jack Harper, the head of the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit.

The daughter of the mayor of Miami has disappeared and Kelly is afraid she has a serial killer on her hands. There are already two unsolved murders and this will be the third. The two previous cases disappeared and three days later their heads were found ... but never their bodies.

Harper gathers up his team including Agent Brandon Fisher and Prof
Personal feelings and misgivings add an extra layer of suspense to Carolyn Arnold’s ON THE COUNT OF THREE. When a woman goes missing in Miami, a favor is called in and the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit is wheels up, enroute to the tropical paradise. In the past, two women were found decapitated and a Miami police detective has found what she thinks is a horrific and compelling link to believe this is more than a missing person case. Now it’s up to Brandon Fisher and his team to find the needle ...more
Sherry Fundin
Carolyn Arnold’s attention to detail makes her writing so engrossing, riveting, that once I start, I am unable to stop reading until the last page is read.

When the Night called to him, he felt the need to find one who is worthy of his attention. I don’t want him focusing on me. He counts down, preparing to wreak havoc on his victim, “One, Two….saved by the bell, the ringing telephone.

Brandon, a special agent with the BAU woke to the ringing phone. His girlfriend Becky is a police officer so she
Nada Sobhi
Nov 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, thriller, crime
Note: I received an advanced reader's copy (ARC) of On the Count of Three from the publisher Hibbert & Stiles in exchange for an honest review.

"Our unsub has never been about hiding the identity of his victims. He's always left their teeth intact and never mutilated their faces, making identification easy."

On the Count of Three by Carolyn Arnold is the seventh instalment in the Brandon Fisher series. This is my first read in the series and I didn't feel lost in any way with it being th
Nadene  (Totally Addicted to Reading)
Carolyn Arnold has done it again by creating a story so terrifying and thrilling that has you guessing from the first page you cannot help to keep reading.. She knows how to a write a good mystery and as a fan of hers and the genre, picking up this book was an easy decision. From the first page she had me on the edge of my seat with a nail-biting prologue.

On the Count of Three is the 7th book in the Brandon Fisher FBI series and can be read on its own. In this installment Brandon along with his
Dec 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed Power Struggle by Carolyn Arnold so couldn't wait to get stuck into On the Count of Three her new book.

A decapitation got me hooked straight away wanting to know who where and why. There had already been 2 murders would there be a third or would the crime be solved in time or is it not even connected I had so many questions that needed answering.

The book didnt disappoint and will have you turning the pages to find out if the case can be cracked and what else will be discovered a
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am a huge fan of police/criminal dramas – CSI, NCIS, Chicago PD, Hawaii Five-0 – they’re my jam so when it comes to reading police drama related books – Carolyn Arnold is my go to recommendation.

First and foremost, these books can be read as stand alone. I don’t feel you are lost among anything other than maybe personal history/backgrounds, but it’s not enough that it takes away from the thrill, suspense, and mystery of the story. Granted, reading all of the books in the series is always more
Fee (Ebook Addicts)
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, read-in-2018
Brandon Fisher is back in this grizzly tale of a killer seeking revenge on those who have caused deaths by DUI. I loved the last book in this series but this one has moved to top spot now.

The FBI and the Miami PD are joining forces in a missing persons case that is showing eerily similar circumstances to two cold cases involving decapitated heads. How the cases are connected start coming to light when the three victims all appear to have have served jail time for causing death by DUI, and three
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Carolyn Arnold drives up the intensity to the max setting with On The Count Of Three! I am consistently impressed with her high-quality, accurate information that doesn't bore you to tears. She twists realistic situations into a psychological mystery that will have you turning page after page. I promise, you won't stop until you reach the end. Then you'll have to go back and re-read because you'll be thinking, "how did I NOT see this alignment?!". You'll almost lose YOUR head trying to put the p ...more
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What happens on the count of 1-2-3 will make your skin crawl. This is one sick serial killer the FBI and the Miami police have gotten together to find! As if the drama that goes on between those two branches aren't enough to make your eyes open wide.

Will these dedicated professionals be able to figure all this out. We all know that drinking and driving can cause serious accidents and even death. The people found dead had just gotten out of prison for a DUI--three days later--dead. And how does a
Liliyana Shadowlyn
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have to admit I'm a big fan of the Criminal Minds TV show. This book makes it feel like you're stepping right inside an investigation with the BAU, team dynamics and all.

Three women, and three days before two decapitated heads become three. Three no longer seems to be a lucky number, but the adage bad things come in threes appears to be true...unless there are more victims, as investigators come to suspect. With the clock running out the killer toys with agents and detectives as they race this
Sonya Neal
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a gritty, twisty murder mystery, with just the right amount of personal backstory to keep it interesting. The BAU is called in to help solve a missing person case and possible serial killer case.

But is someone hunting the BAU while they're hunting a killer? And can they find Jenna alive before a serial killer takes her head?

This is the seventh book in the Brandon Fisher FBI series, but it can definitely be read as a stand alone book! However, I recommend backing up and reading the whole
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own-it, have-read
This book shows the emotions of missing family members as well as the pressure that the law enforcement people put on themselves trying to catch a serial killer. It is raw, gritty and nerve wracking! When a woman’s disappearance ticks off all the same boxes as two unsolved murders, Miami homicide detective Kelly Marsh is convinced there’s about to be a third. If she’s right and the killer sticks to their previous MO, she only has three days before Jenna Kelter’s decapitated head will show up som ...more
Dec 19, 2018 rated it really liked it

This is the kind of book I love...serial killers, BAU, unsubs, police procedure and more.

This is the 7th book in the series and although this is the first one I read I didn’t feel lost. But I will certainly read the others in the series.

This talented author researched and wrote an excellent suspense thriller with twists and turns. Character development was thorough and the pace was action fast.

I highly recommend it.
Barb Lie
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
On the Count of Three by Carolyn Arnold is the 7th book in her Brandon Fisher FBI series. Refresher: Our FBI BAU (Behavioral Analysis Unit) team consists of Jack (leader), Brandon, Paige and Zach. Their cases are always violent, intense, squeamish and at times difficult for the agents, especially Brandon.

We meet homicide detective Kelly Marsh, who trained under Jack to be an FBI agent, and when she investigates the case of a missing woman, she begins to see some similarities of other cases. Kel
Harlie Williams
I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t watch anything too grisly on television. Not a Criminal Minds kind of girl. Love my true crime stuff though. Go figure. What I really liked about this book is that has realistic characters that are somewhat at a crossroads in their careers and in life. While dealing with a serial killer. My kind of book. I like the human aspect of a thriller. Ms. Arnold does not disappoint for me.

I’ll also admit that this is my first Brandon Fisher book. I really liked him
Hannah Charlesworth
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Arnold is a brilliant writer and I enjoy everything she writes. I have read a few of her Brandon Fisher series and a few of her Madison Knight series. Arnold has also started a more recent series which involves the character Matthew Conor. Every single one I have read has been a five star read and this book is no exception. A lot of hard work has gone into these books and the story lines are just so good.

Arnold is very good at her detail and has you engrossed in the story line from start to fin
Dec 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

I’ve read quite a few of Carolyn Arnold’s books including Remnants, one of the books in the Brandon Fisher series. I like Carolyn Arnold’s characters but I think Brandon Fisher is one of my favorites and I’m hoping to find the time to read the rest of the books in her series in order. Each book is a standalone but I like to read a series in order when I can.

Brandon Fisher works
Rebecca Hill
Dec 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-copies, thriller
The FBI is on the hunt for a serial killer, and this one is losing control faster than anyone cares to admit...

Brandon Fisher and the BAU are on the trail of a killer. This serial killer abducts and holds his victims for three days before he then then kills them by beheading them. The number 3 figures into everything that the killer does - three days after they are released from prison. Three days before they are killed. But he begins to make mistakes. Little mistakes that lead to larger mistake
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is book 7 in the series featuring FBI agent Brandon Fisher.

The FBI team fly urgently to Miami, having been summoned by homicide detective Kelly Marsh who believes that due to similarities with 2 cold cases, missing person Jenna Kelter has been abducted by a serial killer. The previous 2 victims were decapitated on day 3 after abduction, so time is of the essence to find Jenna.

One small gripe was the use of 3 letter acronyms. DUI and BAU were used in the book blurb and frequently throughout
On the Count of Three - a review by Rosemary Kenny

The latest and greatest Brandon Fisher novel by Queen of the Murder-Mystery, Carolyn Arnold, On the Count of Three is a shocking and spine-tingling thriller that will give you nightmares about Marie Antoinette if you're unlucky!

Miami Homicide Detective Kelly Marsh calls in Jack Harper, her former FBI mentor, and his BAU team of profiler Brandon Fisher, Paige and Zach. (The latter's new fiancee Sheri has just perturbed and excited him with the ne
Sharon Martin
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another brilliant and excellent psychological thriller and we are on the case again with Brandon Fisher and his acquaintances.

How do you find out who is sending decapitated heads as messages? Carolyn Arnold's brilliant insight to detective lines of inquiry and thought process is second to none. The creation of smart and intelligent criminals adds to the story line with no hints as to the mastermind behind the killings or their reason for them. keeps the reader enrapt and intrigued. The book is a
Dec 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
I loved the mystery of this book. However, one thing that I found irritating was that the person whose viewpoint you were reading about each chapter changed. However, sometimes it was hard to know whose viewpoint was being expressed until you were well into the chapter. I think it would have been nice to have the person's name at the beginning of the chapter so you would save time trying to guess who was "thinking" or "talking" at the time.

Other than that little issue, I found the book to be wel
Nancy Silk
Dec 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
"A Complex Investigative Mystery"

This is a murder mystery about Miami Homicide Detective Kelly Marsh. There are two unsolved murders of women and Kelly knows there will be a third. Time is running out and her former mentor and family friend, Jack Harper, will help lead a team with FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit. I was disappointed in reading this novel. It's complicated and a slow read for me. In fact, it really didn't captivate me like other great novels by Carolyn Arnold. I finally scanned thr
Nov 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you like Criminal Minds, you will love this book. This is my first novel by this author, but it will not be the last. As the story unfolds, it keeps you riveted to your seat, wanting – no needing - to know what is going to happen next. From the BAU to the serial killer, the characters are well developed in this entertaining read which only adds to this gripping tale. I will definitely have to catch up on the previous novels in this series.

I received a free copy of this book and choose to revi
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
A woman, Jenna Kelter, is missing and two other women have been decapitated and Miami homicide detective Kelly Marsh is hot on the killer’s tail hoping to find out who committed the crimes before Jenna ends up in the same position as the first two ladies. The three cases are connected as all three ladies were just released from jail on DUI charges a few days before they went missing.

Kelly needs help with the case so she calls a friend Jack Harper, who works for the FBI and is the leader of the
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CAROLYN ARNOLD is the international bestselling and award-winning author of the Madison Knight, Brandon Fisher, and McKinley Mystery series. She is the only author with POLICE PROCEDURALS RESPECTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT™.

Carolyn was born in a small town, but that never kept her from dreaming big. On par with her large dreams is her overactive imagination that conjures up killers and cases to solve. S

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