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The Killing Edge

(Harrison Investigation)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  3,380 ratings  ·  184 reviews
Chloe Marin was lucky. She was just a teenager when a party at a Florida beachside mansion turned into a savage killing spree, and she was one of the few to survive. Bloody handwriting on the walls pointed to a cult whose rituals included human sacrifice. Chloe's sketch of one of the killers linked two dead cult members found in the Everglades to the massacre, closing the ...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published March 23rd 2010 by Mira
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I usually thoroughly enjoy Heather Grahams books but this one was a bit flat for me.

The positives:
The premise was excellent. I loved the slight taste of the paranormal threaded throughout the storyline. Unlike others I had a bit of an inkling as to who the baddie was - but it was still a good 'suspense.' I liked both Chloe and Luke. The sex scenes were steamy and frequent.

The negatives:
For me there was no sexual energy in the romance. Everything just meandered along, progressed as per usual, bu
Lynsey A
This book was between a 2.5 and 3 star for me. The suspense in this book was pretty good and the killer was a surprise. Heather Graham did a great job of hiding the identity of the real killer. She does a decent job with creating a good suspense story but her romance does lack a bit in these books.

The hero and heroine only knew each other for a few days before diving into bed, which isn't bad, it's worked in other books, but for these two it felt forced and totally unromantic. I didn't really b
Linda Klinedinst
I dearly love this book. It is so very good. I can see how the Author came up with the Title of this Book. Once you start reading this book you cannot hardly put it down. I give this book 5/5 Stars here on Goodreads.

I highly recommend this book to anybody that loves to read a Really Good Mystery. I got the book from my local Library.

This book kept you on the edge of your seat the whole time you are reading this.

Happy Reading

Mar 25, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, to-review
If you look at the my reviews and the books I am usually reading, it is pretty obvious that my favorite Genres are basically anything that is related to the paranormal and fantasy. I have been trying to branch out and checking out different genres recently, then I saw this Romantic Thriller and decided to give it a chance.

I don’t have much experience with reading thrillers, hence I don’t have much to compare this novel to, but I have to say that though i did enjoy reading The killing Edge, I was
Stephanie (the nerdy princess)
With a description like this book has, it shouldn’t come as a big surprise that I thought this book was a murder/scary/things that go bump in the night type of book. Imagine my surprise when I started reading The Killing Edge by Heather Graham and discovered that there is a whole subset of the romance genre known as “romantic suspense”. Huh. Who knew???

This book is filled with the author’s idea of violent crime and malevolent suspense, with a healthy dose of all those cliché’s that make a romanc
Jun 10, 2013 rated it it was ok
This book was terrible to begin with (I set it aside for months), and when I came back... well, it hadn't gotten much better. All the main characters are heirs/heiresses/recipients of large insurance settlements (but work and are quite humble despite it, of course), well-connected, etc. the main character knows mma (but never practices, and only uses it... once). her parents were apparently killed in a train explosion, fer chrissakes. TRAIN EXPLOSION.
I don't even have stats for that.
And at one
Nov 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Stars: 3 / 5
Recommendation: An intriguing paranormal plot heavily doused on history filled with murder, mystery, romance and ghosts.

The Killing Edge is the tenth and the last book in the Harrison Investigation Series by the paranormal author Heather Graham published in March of 2010. The plot is set in Miami and Key West areas in FL and is centered around Chloe Marin - a psychologist with specialization in art therapy and also as a consultant to the police - and Luke Cane - a British ex-cop turn
Apr 07, 2010 rated it really liked it
This was a quick read. I love Heather Grahams books. I like the fact that she always has a touch of the paranormal in them. I love when Adam Harrison Investigations is featured, but I wish we had more of them.

The one thing that I didn't like was that I knew who the killer was half way through the book even though there were a ton of other suspects. I'm not sure how I figured it out because it wasn't real obvious, but I just knew.

Ruby Lee
Apr 11, 2010 rated it liked it
I love this Author but this was not her best work. The main storyline was good and I liked the characters but it was the litte things that made it hard to read. There was a lot of jumping in what characters were thinking or doing that would cause me to go back several pages to see if I had missed something. I hadn't. Some of the main names were very similar and at the end the story is tied up in a nice cute bow too quickly. Just didn't feel it like I had the others.
Dana Leipnitz
Dec 07, 2014 rated it did not like it
This book was filled with names/characters that it lost my interest right away! I was in the 3rd chapter and chose to close the cover for good...WAY too confusing and hard to follow. There was about 25-30 characters within the first-two chapters.

It could be a good book, I just didn't give it a chance. Not the kind of book I like to read.
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, reread
I'm so sad that this is the last of the Harrison Investigation series. I'm going to miss Adam and the crew. ....that a lie. I'll reread them next year or so because I'm trash for Heather Graham.
Steve Holden
Jun 20, 2017 rated it liked it
*2.5 Stars*

I round this up and give a positive rating on the basis that I did finish and was entertained at points. I love getting introduced to new authors in the mystery/suspense/thriller genres, but this one added a whole new element for me - "romantic thriller"? There are makings of a good story within this one, but there are so many forced, convoluted plot points that it reads a bit unbelievable for me in parts. Again, this is a new author for me, so I have no comparison to any other novels
Danielle Urban
Feb 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Deadly, chilly, and intense...

Unlike similar novels from this author, The Killing Edge, just did not engage me as much as I had hoped. It was still interesting, edgy, and dark. Murder, bloodshed, and serial killer(s) still out hunting down their victims. I usually feel connected to the main characters but I did not feel connected to these characters. I understood them. I felt their pain and determination to solve the murders. Yet, I was not hooked. I was both intrigued and entertained though. He
Jun 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Chloe Marin survived a killing spree of a group of her friends ten years before along with her three best friends, Victoria, Brad , and Jared. Now she is faced with the disappearance of a model who works for the same agency that she has worked for during her free time. Luke Cane, a private investigator, has been hired to find this young lady so he comes in undercover as a beachwear designer to be able to move around and do his job without much trouble. The real problem comes when more murders ar ...more
Mar 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Me ha gustado mucho, sobre todo, mucho más de lo que esperaba. La verdad es que no sé por qué lo elegí, porque ni su título ni su portada me llamaron la atención. La novela consigue atraparte desde las primeras páginas. Los personajes protagonistas resultan tremendamente cercanos y, en cierta medida, parecen conocidos. A pesar de que tiene un toque paranormal (y a mí no me suele gustar), no es para nada lo principal, aunque llega a cobrar bastante importancia en el desarrollo y desenlace de la n ...more
Kimberly Lund
Sep 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-reads
I read this book because someone said it had a plot similar to Final Girls. It very vaguely does but to be fair, I would put this book more in the mystery romance column than thriller. Still, it was a good book and I enjoyed both the plot and the romance. Always love a good survivor story and this was a well written one.
Heather Murray
This wasn't the best book of hers that I have read and I believe I've only read one other by her. That being said I did enjoy the writing and the way the book was paced. It didn't feel forced to me and it kept me engaged the whole time I was reading. What I didn't like was that there were too many characters that could've been the killer, even right down to Luke Cane aka Jack Smith. I didn't expect who the killer was in the end, so that was a surprise to me, especially when I thought I had figur ...more
May 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good story

Ms. Graham absolutely entertains me with her stories. They always have interesting characters and storyline, a nice amount of suspense, and maybe a little paranormal. I recommend book and author.
Linda M. Pierce
Sep 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Keeps you guessing to the end.
Suspenseful as you have come to expect from Heather Graham books. Very good read.
Daleen Beyleveldt
Oct 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the 1st book from this author. I enjoyed it. Good story, good plot. I will definitely have a look at more books from her. Narration was ok.
Jennifer Peer
Aug 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Supercharged! Fast moving plot with great chemistry right from the beginning!
Mar 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, audible, suspense
Desiree Cooper
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5.....overall a good book, but the romance part was predictable and sloppy.
Apr 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
Me ha gustado mucho, ha mantenido la intriga hasta el final. Voy a buscar más libros de esta autora
Jul 17, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: graham-heather
I didn't guess who done it and that was a nice surprise. I am not sure where the puppy went in the story. A little too quick of a romantic plot. I liked the paranormal aspect.
Reed Johnson
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Really good, beginning until the living.
Nancy Jones
Jun 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed it.
Bill Miller
Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I thought I had the killer figured out but was blindsided. Could not put this book down until the end.
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: heather-graham
The Killing Edge

This was a great story from beginning to end! I didn't really catch on who was doing the killing until the book was almost over. Luke and Chloe make a great pair, hope we get to see them again!!
Jul 06, 2015 rated it did not like it
For quite some time now I’ve been tempted to pick up a Heather Graham book. I am always on the lookout for new authors (new to me) and since she has many titles under her belt, I finally decided to give her a go.

This was the first novel I’ve read by her.

This will also be the last novel I read by her.

No, not every novel I read is great. There are, however, things I look for to be ‘pulled in.’ Even if the book isn’t THAT great I’ll read it anyway if a) the writing is good or b) I like the charac
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