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Kill Me Again (Secrets of Shadow Falls #2)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  621 Ratings  ·  50 Reviews
I'm not who they say I am. TRUST ME.

But can she?

Reclusive novelist Aaron Westhaven, a man she's admired -- and more -- for years, has accepted Olivia Dupree's invitation to speak at a local fundraiser. But the day he's due to arrive, she gets a call summoning her to the bedside of a John Doe whose sole possession is her business card.

Can this unbelievably compelling man --
Paperback, 394 pages
Published July 27th 2010 by Mira Books (first published January 1st 2010)
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Jun 15, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, to-review, netgalley
4 & a half starts!

This is the sequel to Maggie Shayne’s Killing Me Softly and I am really happy that this trilogy is coming out in the short span of 3 months because it definitely brings down the waiting factor to a minimum and let’s you be as involved with the series as you want to be, without the “who-is-that-guy-again” factor.

Kill Me Again took me once more out of my cozy comfort zone and didn’t even have the “I-see-dead-people” thing to help me sleep at night and pretend I was still read
Laurie Garrison
May 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Another great book by Maggie Shayne, I loved it. In book one you read about Olivia having a bad past. In this one it catches up with her and you get to read what happened between her and her ex. Its not a good past to read about, I found really emotional and had to keep reading to find out the whole story.

Olivia is a huge fan of a reclusive author Aaron Westhaven and he has been invited to speak at the university. Olivia was waiting for Aaron to come when she noticed he was really late. The next
Barbara ★
For years English professor Olivia Dupree has had a virtual crush on reclusive author Aaron Westhaven. She loves everything he's ever written and has built him up in her mind to be the perfect man with all the right thoughts and feelings. She's ecstatic when her repeated letters to him are finally answered and he agrees to be the featured speaker at a private event. However Olivia starts to panic when he is late to arrive. Therefore when she gets a frantic call from the hospital regarding an uni ...more
Lisa Kay
★★★★ (This is a review of the audiobook.) I really enjoyed Rachel Butera's narration of this intriguing book. She does a great job on the voices for the different characters, and they are not what I would have imagined. However, they bring a different kind of book to my imagination. She makes the heroine sound just a tiny bit like the actress Meg Tilly, but just a tiny bit. And it works. She puts inflection on sentences in a way I wouldn't have... and that works, too!

Love the plot twists in thi
Jul 05, 2010 rated it it was ok
Recommended to jenjn79 by: continuation of a series
After enjoying the first book in this trilogy, I expected to like this one as well, but unfortunately it fell rather flat for me. Nothing about it really worked...except for the dog. I liked the dog.

Series Note:
Second book in the "Secrets of Shadow Falls" trilogy, of which the first book is connected to Shayne's "Mordecai Young" trilogy.

Olivia Dupree has settled into life in Shadow Falls, VT, over the years, but she has some deep, dark secrets she doesn't want anyone to find out. If they
A lot of good points to the story, but the dog was the character who made the book shine for me. I loved him for his own awesomeness and also how he really became an important part of the love between Olivia and Aaron. The amnesia aspect of the story was a little better than usual too - the puzzle of who and what Aaron is was nice and complicated and surprising. He and Olivia were not perfect, which was nice and I liked they would call each other on it, for example when he pointed out how bossy ...more
Jul 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Great book with a twist!
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was ok
Aaron (that's who he may be, he has amnesia) and Olivia (though she has stolen someone's identity). This book was okay. The author pretty much reiterated what happened in the previous book (so now I don't need to read it!). Usually I can suspend disbelief, but I had a really hard time with this one. She doesn't know who he is, but she goes out into the middle of nowhere to camp in the wilderness to avoid "the bad guys" and she wants to have sex with him? And, to be honest, both of their historie ...more
Oct 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It has been a while since I've read a Maggie Shayne book. This was a good read with good characters--human and canine. It features Olivia Dupree and a John Doe with amnesia. Both of them have secrets that could be deadly. I figured out what was going on with the hero but it didn't ruin the story. Highly recommended!
Oct 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read

This is Really good second book in this series. You need to read the first book to find the back story on the main character Olivia, but it is a stand alone otherwise. I can't wait for the next in the series.
Oct 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Zwart Raafje
Oct 26, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thrillers
“Voor Olivia is het bijna niet te bevatten dat ze eindelijk haar favoriete auteur, Aaron Westhaven, gaat onmoeten. Al zestien jaar houdt ze zich schuil, al zestien jaar leeft ze in angst, en de boeken van Westhaven zijn haar enige troost. Nu zal hij bij hoge uitzondering – hij leeft als een kluizenaar – een lezing geven aan de universiteit waar ze werkt, en bovendien zal hij bij haar logeren!

Dan krijgt ze een telefoontje van het ziekenhuis: er is een onbekende man gevonden: Hij is neergeschoten
Suresh Vijendran
Sep 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is Book 2 of the Shadow Falls. It was very good. The suspense and the movement of the storyline was great.
Allyson Abu-hajar
Aug 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the trilogy, and it picks up with Oliva Dupree's story. We learn in the first book, that Oliva has a secret, she isn't really Oliva, but Sarah Quinlan. She took her murdered roommate's name to hide her identity from a abusive and powerful ex. Flash forward: Oliva, has invited an author, who is a recluse, but one that she deeply admires to speak at a fundraiser. She is surprised when she gets an acceptance, but the day he is to arrive, she gets a call from her friend, D ...more
Sep 05, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: suspense, romance
Giving this 3 stars was generous. It is romantic suspense so you get this mystery of who wants Olivia dead while sitting in suspence from the action scenes all while these two "strangers" fall in love while fighting for their lives and pasts.

And that was the basic plot of the book in one long run on sentence. I could do a full review but I don't want to waste my time or yours. I will say this I read the first book in this series and the previous 3 in the other series..I expected more. We got to
Aug 19, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story started out kinda slow but quickly picked up the pace. It takes place a few weeks after the events of Killing Me Softly. We get to know Olivia, a character that was instrumental in helping to clear Bryan's name.

In this book, Olivia, who I thought was a strong character before, had me questioning her actions. It's understandable, because her carefully structured cover has been blown and now her past has come back to kill her. The missing pieces of Olivia's past that weren't revealed in
Jan 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kill Me Again is the second of the series and another great one from Maggie Shayne.

This one centers on Olivia Dupree and Aaron Westhaven. Olivia has been living with secrets of her own she’s running from. Aaron is a reclusive author whom she invited to be a speaker.

But someone’s attacked and tried to kill Aaron. Due to loss of his memory, Olivia assumes the John Doe is Aaron. They are now forced to trust each other to find out who is after both him and her. Are they connected? Between Aaron’s m
Sep 19, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, mystery
Although this book had some good moments and I liked the premise on which it was based, I did not enjoy it quite as much as the previous book in this series. Usually books with dogs and children are sure winners with me. This one had a dog but I just couldn't connect somehow with any of the characters, including the dog. Not even with Bryan who was a great character in the previous book. Wish I could figure out what the problem is but I cannot pinpoint a thing wrong with the book except its tend ...more
Melissa Levine
Nov 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Okay I like this book but 2 questions-
1. Considering Olivia was terrified of Tommy why would she want to meet up with him for the disc exchange in the middle of the night, in a deserted area? She knows he'll probably try to kill her so you'd think she would have picked a daytime, populated location.

2. Ok so obviously Olivia aka Sara took her adopted name from her dead roommate almost 17 years prior. So why is when the authorities find out who she really is, why would she have to go back to orig
Sep 23, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012
Three stars because I did want to see how the story ended. But there was nothing believable about any of the situations our heroine found herself in but that's why it's escapist reading. I would describe this as cozy very tame romantic suspense story and what's not to love about a hunky amnesiac good guy or maybe bad guy?
Lynsey A
3.5 stars This one was much more enjoyable than the first one. I liked the characters much better and there is the most delightful dog in this story. It almost made me want one. :)

This is a decent read and en enjoyable RS however, not as good as some others out there but a decent enough read to pass the time.
Barbara McGrath
May 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
KILL Me Again (Secrets of Shadow Falls)

I gave this story the rating I did simply because again Maggie Shayne did not disappoint me in developing a Sweet but thrilling adventure for this reader. Although this time she almost had me convinced our hero was as villain turned Good because of love...
Cheryl Karkoff
Aug 31, 2010 rated it liked it
Second book in the Shadow Falls series, and I liked this better than the first. Easy to read and keeps you interested. The past catches up with Olivia and she is on the run with a handsome stranger with amnesia. Was he sent to kill her or help her?
Sandra Knapp
Mar 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Very enjoyable book. I really liked the characters, even when I was not really certain one was a "good guy" or a "bad guy." A little romance, but not too much. Some good twists and turns. It moved very nicely and was a thoroughly enjoyable read.
Jun 18, 2011 rated it liked it
Pretty good suspense. I like the whole "is the hero actually the bad guy?" twist. Even though you know how it's going to turn out, it was still an enjoyable read. Romance a little flat though. When the dog is your favorite character, that says something.
Aug 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shayne-maggie, own
This book was pretty good. I would read it again. The last half was pretty page-turning. The whole thing was written well and came across perfect. This was my first book to read in this series. I'm going to read the other two books now too. Enjoy
Nov 02, 2010 rated it liked it
If you found a man with amnesia holding your business card with your handwriting on it, wouldn't you assume he's the author you've persuaded to come and speak at your college fundraiser? Makes sense. In this case, looks can be deceiving.
Jenny Bynum Black Words-White Pages
Apr 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: ADULTS ONLY
Recommended to Jenny Bynum by: myself
just awesome
Aug 31, 2010 rated it liked it
Better than the last one. Good enough that I will get the next one.
Sep 16, 2010 rated it liked it
Entertaining. A good Beach read!
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