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~ From the best-selling author of FIRE AND ASH and KILL SHOT ~

Jo McDaniels has an unusual gift, a special tool she uses in her job. Jo is an FBI profiler with the ability to sense what victims felt prior to death; not only their emotions, but their pain as well.

Sheriff Austin Garrett is willing to try anything to catch the vicious serial killer decapitating victims in his
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ebook, 270 pages
Published September 6th 2012 by Rebecca J. Vickery (first published May 3rd 2010)
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This was really really good, though I did figure out who the bad guy was early on.

Jo McDaniels is an awesome character and one I know I'd love to revisit. She is smart, brave and easily to relate to. She is an FBI Criminal Profiler and very good at what she does. She also has a hidden ability, she can sense what happened with the victims of the crime. This along with her ears of experience, makes her the go to gal for all high profile cases.

Then we have the Sheriff Austin Garrett. He isn't ver
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Luvtoread
May 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved It!

Great story, loved the characters, the suspense, the mystery, loved everything about this book! Highly recommend! I am a new fan!
Brianna (The Book Vixen)
Jun 17, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2010
Review copy provided by author

I like a good mystery and I love reading romantic suspense novels so when I read the blurb for Ties That Bind, I knew this was a book I had to read. Forensics fascinates me; I enjoy watching those types of TV shows and I enjoy reading about the subject. This novel encompasses all of these elements, which made it a enjoyable read.

The characters in Ties That Bind are intelligent and, with the exception of the villain, are likeable. The main character, Jo, has a dual M
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elaine m. suda
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bonds From The Past

Excellent , Excellent! I thoroughly enjoyed this story about Jo and Austin and their determination to find the serial killer. Even though the detailed parts of the story were horrendous, I couldn't stop reading it till the end. I look forward to reading more of your work.
Brandi
Oct 29, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good mystery. I wish that the romance had not been as big a part of the storyline, though. It was a little too “sappy” at times. Good, quick read.
John Statham
May 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Heart clincher for sure

This is best serial killer mystery I've ever read and I've read many. This book stands out. Not only is it well written; but beautifully thought out.
Kai
Apr 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobook-boom
Ties That Bind begins with FBI agent Jo McDaniels returning to her hometown, Claremont, Oregon to help Sheriff Austin Garrett find the serial killer who has been decapitating women. Jo has never planned on coming back but she know the people and geography of the place. She has a special ability to connect to the victims at their moment of death.

Austin doesn't believed Jo about her ability and tested her. After much apologizing, Jo was able to put Austin's skepticism. As Jo is texted to stress a
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Inishowen Cailín
Nov 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Ties that Bind was difficult to put down and I would highly recommend it.

The way in which the killer goes about selecting and killing his victims is both chilling and creepy. The only downside was that I figured out too early in the story who the killer was. The attempt to throw suspicion in a different direction towards the end of the novel came too late and it just didn't convince me. Despite this I enjoyed the serial killer storyline and the whole process the police went through in order to c
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Patty
Nov 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
--I was given a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review

Anne Patrick again delivers the perfect amount of suspense and romance in Ties That Bind. From the minute it started til the very end, it will keep you guessing. I love books that contain forensics, and this one was very interesting. The mind of serial killers is always very interesting. The main character, Jo, estranged from her family is called home to work a serial murder case as an FBI profiler. She works with Sheriff Au
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Sandy
Feb 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The editing job ruined the 5-star rating

The story itself was pretty good - a little stilted here and there and a few conversations with too many repetitive proper nouns, but all in all, it was riveting, albeit predictable at the end. The thing that made it a 4-star was the editing job. Geez, whoever edited the manuscript of this book did a HORRIBLE job. Countless typos and some of the phrasing and idioms were totally off, too. For example, "adjourning" was used to refer to an adjoining room. Las
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Deb
Feb 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
I have only read one other novel by Anne Patrick and decided to try another. I enjoyed Ties That Bind, especially the characters of Jo, Austin and Isaac. I find all three believeable and likeable. The storyline was strong and the pace steady, keeping me engaged and turning pages. It's refreshing to read a suspenseful novel that isn't filled with gore, cursing, and gratuitous sex. Though I would like to see a bit more spirituality developed in the characters, I enjoyed this work enough to want to ...more
Lyndsey Moore
Oct 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book as a suspense/romance novel, however I find it puzzling that it is under the "Christian Fiction" banner on Kindle. There was virtually nothing that would turn me towards Christ in reading this book. The sheriff is referred to as a Christian but aside from the fact that he mentions the Bible once and that he goes to church there really isn't anything in his character to support this. None of the other characters appear to have a relationship with Christ, and there is litt ...more
Susie Q
Aug 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have found another favorite author! If you like Christian Suspense, and writers like Terri Blackstock and Lynette Eason, you will like Anne Patrick's books. This book has suspense, drama, Christian values, romance, and unexpected twists. I can't say enough about Ms. Patrick's writing. This is the 3rd audio book that I've listened too and I can't wait to read or listen to the rest! Leonor A Woodworth, who narrated this book, has a perfect voice for this genre. Paired together, these women make ...more
April
Nov 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

I was thoroughly entertained by this audiobook, trying to figure out "Who did it?" If I am correct there are to be more books in this series, which I will have to obtain.
Annie
Jun 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **

JO is a profiler for the FBI and gets visions at crime scenes...she is called home investigate a series of womens murders...and things start to hit closer to home than expected....there is a little romance and a lot of action, and all and all it was a great listen!!
Debbie Bigler
Nov 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book

This is the first book I've read by Anne Patrick. It was a good read and I would read more by her. There were a lot of editing issues, wrong words and punctuation. I also felt like the religious parts of the book were an afterthought instead an actual part of the story. However, that being said, I would recommend the book.
Michele bookloverforever
fbi profiler goes home after 10 years to hunt a serial killer. really good plot and characters but I knew who the villain was the minute he entered the book. still good especially the love story and the family reunion.
Sharon
May 19, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Witty dialogue, plot twists, suspense, romance --lots to like in this one. I enjoyed trying to put the clues together in the investigation along with the very likeable lead characters in this law enforcement drama.
Marci Kimball
Jun 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First time reading this author!

Good read! Different, captivating! A bit note gruesome than I enjoy, but I will try another of her books! Enjoyed it!

Gail Brown
Jan 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well written

This wasn't the type of book I rushed through to see who dun it. I read it slowly, enjoying the characters, and I'm looking forward to reading more of her books.
Suzan
Dec 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
I really enjoyed this audiobook. Both the author and the narrator did a wonderful job. I look forward to more books by this author.
Kris
Dec 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!
Pat Whitworth
Jan 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You don't always know the evil that is near.

Jo is good at profiling she has gifts of discernment these make her good at bringing justice to cases she's profiled
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Anne Patrick is the author of more than a dozen novels of Romance, Mayhem & Faith including the award-winning and best-selling Wounded Heroes Series, Fire and Ash and Out of the Darkness. When she isn't working on her next novel she enjoys spending time with family and friends. A former Oklahoma native, she now resides in Kansas. Look her up on social media. She loves to hear from her readers! ...more
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