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Kiss Me, Kill Me

(Secrets of Shadow Falls #3)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  765 ratings  ·  63 reviews
She's protected him since the day he was born. Since the day the LIE BEGAN.

A long-ago act of kindness to a desperate woman changed Dr. Carrie Overton's life forever. Before disappearing, the grateful stranger had given Carrie her newborn son. When the woman is murdered, the secret becomes Carrie's alone.

She had kept both it and her son, Sam, safe for sixteen years. But now
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Published August 31st 2010 by Mira Books (first published January 1st 2010)
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Dawn ♥ romance
Jul 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: suspense
I enjoyed this romantic suspense with plenty of action that moved right along. I liked each of the different personalities of the four main characters. The plot was good leading me down a 'who done it' path then throwing a surprise twist. Best friend of Dr Carrie's teenage son is missing and out-of-towner Gabe joins the volunteers in searching for him.
Barbara ★
Though this book stands on it's own, it would help with the back story if you read the first two in the series first.

Dr. Carrie Overton has basically been on pins and needles for 16 years because of the secret that could yank her medical license. When a young girl gave birth on the side of the road and promptly disappeared (late to wind up dead), childless Dr. Overton took the baby and named him Sam at the mother's request (via a note left with the baby). Now 16 years later, teenage kids are di
Aug 12, 2010 rated it really liked it
Maggie Shayne delivers an uncompromising, impossible-to-put down and addicting story of suspense in her latest release, Kiss Me, Kill Me.

Yearning for motherhood but told, medically, that this would be an impossibility, Dr. Carrie Overton meets fate one late night, as she helps a young mother deliver a baby along the roadside. When she returns from searching for help, Carrie discovers the mother gone and the baby wrapped tightly, along with a note saying that the young mother believes that it wa
I'd So Rather Be Reading {Nat}
This was a good read. It was part mystery, part love story. There was very little violence, no sex, and no bad language. That was a refreshing change of pace from some of my usual reads. The mystery part had a nice surprise at the end and a neat, Stephenie Meyer-like ending. I have to say that I'm a sucker for an all-tied-up ending!

The premise is unique. I was drawn to the story just by reading the summary and the plot did not disappoint. The love story is nothing we haven't read before, but it
Darla Stokes
Aug 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sixteen years ago, Sam was born on the side of a road. His birth mother disappears and ends up murdered, and he is secretly adopted by the doctor who delivered him. Now his best friend is missing.

This is the third book in a trilogy, and I don't think I have the first two. I haven't read them, at any rate. But it really didn't feel like I'd missed anything. I didn't even realize until I logged on to Goodreads. IMO, that's a sign of a well-written series book, that you can read it without noticing
May 06, 2014 rated it liked it
3 stars for Kiss Me, Kill Me

She's protected him since the day he was born. Since the day the LIE BEGAN.

A long-ago act of kindness to a desperate woman changed Dr. Carrie Overton's life forever. Before disappearing, the grateful stranger had given Carrie her newborn son. When the woman is murdered, the secret becomes Carrie's alone.

She had kept both it and her son, Sam, safe for sixteen years. But now a friend of Sam's has gone missing. The police believe he's a runaway--until he's found dead.
Nov 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Sixteen years ago a child was born. Sixteen years ago a young woman who had just given birth to a baby was found murdered. The child was never found and the murder was still in the books. In Shadow Falls, sixteen-year-old children are disappearing, one by one. When the first one, Kyle, is found dead, Carrie Overton, the local doctor, begins to panic. She has a secret that she has been keeping for sixteen years. As she races against time to help the police find the kidnapper and murderer, she fea ...more
Nov 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
This final book in the Secrets of Shadow Falls trilogy was not as good as the others but was still a good read. The final secret is revealed but the ending seemed to be missing something. I would like to have had an epilogue to bring all the main characters together one last time. I do like Maggie Shayne's romantic suspense novels so I would recommend this whole trilogy.
Guylaine Boisvert
Jun 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Nice book, but the culprit was obvious from the start, as well as the misdirections. I liked that you don't need to read the other books in the series to enjoy this one. The main characters are well defined, but the supporting cast is a little bit stereotypical.
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good read

This was the third in a series and it answered many of the questions from the first and second book. All these books can stand alone, but I would recommend that you read them in order. They are well worth the read.
Dec 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another book I couldn't stop reading. First one by this author but I'll look for more.
May 05, 2018 rated it it was ok
You’re the bad guy, no you’re the bad guy, no you’re the bad guy!
Sep 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Maggie Shayne has become one of my favorite authors.
Jun 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: to-review, netgalley, arc
4.5/5 Stars!

Following Killing Me Softly and the awesome Kill Me Again, The third and last book in Maggie Shayne’s Secret of Shadow Falls Trilogy closes this awesome trilogy with a bang. Until I read Kiss Me, Kill Me, Kill Me Again was my favorite, but this third and final book blew me away and I absolutely loved it.

As a Paranormal junkie, is not often that I let my self wonder off from the genre and I am so happy that i have let myself branch out lately, because I have found some amazing books o
Jul 05, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommended to jenjn79 by: continuation of a series
After the second book in this trilogy fell completely flat for me, I was a little wary of this one. But I liked it mostly. I had two middle-of-the-road issues, but otherwise I liked it.

Series Note:
Third book in Shayne's "Secrets of Shadow Falls" trilogy. I'd recommend reading the trilogy in order.

Doctor Carrie Overton has a deep, dark secret she's been hiding from everyone around her: the sixteen year old son she has when medically she can't have any children. Carrie has kept the secret
Jun 06, 2011 rated it liked it
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Jul 24, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: reviewed
This is my first and last book of Shayne's I'll ever read. This book really just....sucked. That's the only word that comes to mind to describe this book. The book had a great premise and actually started off really well (in the prologue) and went downhill in chapter one. I blame it on the characters that all seemed empty and fake. Nothing felt genuine. Especially the teenage kids. Also the ridiculous dialogue throughout did not help.

For a woman (doctor) (Carrie) who ended up with a newborn to
Allyson Abu-hajar
Aug 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the third book in the trilogy. It picks up with Doctor Carrie Overton and how she ended up with a son, despite not being able to have children. She's kept it secret for sixteen years, but that's about to change. Carrie was on her way to a new town to begin her career, when she came across a young girl in labor. Carrie had no option, but to deliver the infant in the back seat of the young girls car. When Carrie went to the nearest house to try to call an ambulance, and no one was home, sh ...more
Lynsey A
This was a great ending to this series. The first book was just so/so but this one is definitely worth reading. All these stories are tied together so you really should read all three but the first one is kinda slow.

This final book in the series is the complete opposite. It is page turning with great characters. I liked Carrie but I didn't love her and I loved Gabe. The ending was so sweet and made me cry. It was a bit cheesy as well but I'm a big fan of cheese (in books and as a delicious snack
Sep 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, suspense
You want a review? ... Oh alright!

This is the 3rd book in this trilogy. It is a read alone novel making reading the previous books optional, although you might want to read them to complete the story and understand everything.

Ok so 16 years ago a doc was on her way to her new job in Shadow Falls and helps a woman on the side of the road deliver a baby. She goes for help and returns to a baby wrapped up in her jacket, new mom gone but left a note. About 6 weeks later this mysterious woman winds u
Dec 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Pretty good story and great ending to the trilogy. All the plots were wrapped up nicely. Every time I read, I stop half way through and guess how it will end (the who-done-it, and the why). This type, I was only half right! The other two in the trilogy I'd known since the characters were first introduced, but not here. Which was awesome.

The third and final chapter of the trilogy follows Dr. Carrie Overton, the anal doctor who had adopted the missing child of Olivia Dupree sixteen years ago. Pres
Apr 30, 2011 rated it liked it
This was my first Maggie Shayne novel and I have to say, I really enjoyed it. If it was an option, I would've given this book 3.5 stars. Kiss me, Kill me is the last book in a trilogy, though I didn't read the first two books. I thought this book stood on it's own quite well and I didn't feel like I was lacking any background.
This is a romantic-suspense book that didn't have to lean heavily on the romance. I thought the author did a nice job of bringing the characters to life (though a bit sapp
Jan 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Maggie Shayne did it again. Kiss Me, Kill Me is the third installment of the Secrets of Shadow Falls series. Loved this book. Sixteen years ago, Carrie finds a pregnant girl, about to give birth on deserted road. That girl disappears but leaves Carrie with a miracle gift and a secret that she decides to protect. Soon after that same woman was found murdered, leaving everyone to wonder where her baby was.

Fast-forward 16 years: Carrie’s son, Sam’s best friend has been found dead and Carrie is des
Apr 26, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: owned
I am torn as to how I feel about this book. I love a good love story and a mystery love story is terrific too, but this one left me cold. I think it was probably because the story started with a missing teen and then two more teens went missing as well. That is why I did not like the book. The writing was ok, but nothing spectacular and the characters were decent, but I was not head over heels about any of them. I can't say that I didn't like it because it focused on kids getting hurt because I ...more
Nov 02, 2010 rated it liked it
I enjoyed the first one of this series that I read, but this one had a little more stilted dialogue. I still enjoyed the suspense and the totally unexpected ending, but it just felt a little more forced on the whole. In this book, someone is kidnapping local teens all born around the time of the missing Baby Doe 16 years ago. The kidnapping soon escalates to murder and the whole town is wary of one another. Top it off with one person who knows for sure who Baby Doe is, and several others with su ...more
Nov 28, 2010 rated it liked it
Maggie Shayne truly has a flair with words! I loved the way she writes. I also really liked the character of Dr. Carrie Overton. She was smart, sensitive, and deeply relatable. The premise was so interesting; the barren woman who is fated with a newborn baby boy. I really liked the suspense in this mystery. Overall, I found the story compelling and very readable! This was the first Maggie Shayne book I have read.

Sep 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, mystery
By far my favorite of the first three in this series. I liked Sam a bit better in the second book where he first caught my interest but, overall he is a great character as is Sadie. The two adults are also great characters and this book isn't marred by repetition as the first two in the series were. The ending was trite but otherwise I really enjoyed it and didn't want to put it down until I reached the end.
Claudia Irene
Jan 13, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: owned-book
It's an okay book. It give me creeps sometimes when I was reading it, I remembered one night I was too scared to turn the light off after reading a chapter of this book because it was too scary for me, but as I keep reading it is less scary and when I reached the end, this book for me just fell flat..
Jul 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
I didn't know who the author was, I haven't read any other story by her. But this was a great story. I originally started this as a book to read while I was at the laundromat and I ended up not wanting to put it down.
Sep 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I knew Maggie Shayne could write crazy good PNR but this series proves she's able to write edge-of-your-seat romantic suspense on a caliber with Karen Rose and Anne Stuart. Only one more book in the Shadow Falls series and I'll be waiting for a new RS from her. Gosh I hate waiting!!!
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