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Edge of Midnight by Leslie Tentler
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Expected Release Date: January 24, 2012 (Available Now!)
Publisher: Harelquin
Imprint: Mira
Author’s Website: http://leslietentler.com/
My Source for This Book: Netgalley
Part of a Series: Yes, Book 3, Chasing Evil Trilogy
Series Best Read In Order: Works well as a standalone
Steam Level: Steamy

Crime reporter Mia Hale has been following a series of disappearances in the Jacksonville beach area when she postulates a connection between the disappearances that even local law enforcement seems to have overlooked. Unfortunately for Mia, her interest in the disappearances has put her firmly in the sights of a sadistic killer who takes her, thinking to add her to his gruesome collection.

When Mia is found wounded and disoriented on a beach in Jacksonville, it becomes evident that not only had she been taken by the serial killer dubbed The Collector, but that she is the first woman ever to escape from his clutches.

When FBI agent Eric MacFarlane discovers that The Collector has come out of hiding and is once again taking and mutilating women, he knows that Mia Hale is the key to the case. Unfortunately, Mia has been left with no memory of her captivity, and outside of the physical scars of the torture she endured, it appears there is nothing she can do to help law enforcement.

Eric has a very personal history with The Collector, however, and isn't about to let a little amnesia stand between him and what could be the only break the case has ever had. Strong-arming Mia into doing whatever is necessary to recover her memory, Eric soon finds himself struggling between his determination to stop The Collector and protecting the fiery woman who holds the key to his capture.

But The Collector isn't finished with the tough and determined Mia Hale, and it soon becomes very clear that Mia is to be the pinnacle of his collection, and Eric and Mia both find themselves firmly in the sights of a brutal and sadistic killer..

Overall, this was an exciting, terrifying read. The Collector was one of the scariest fictional serial killers I've read about, and the pacing was absolutely perfect. Adding in Mia's amnesia and the slow recovery of her memories, as well as Eric's connection to The Collector added a wonderful amount of tension to the story, and several unexpected twists and turns kept me on my toes for the entire read.

I also loved the way that Mia and Eric's relationship developed, with both the pacing of their physical relationship ,and the unexpected emotions developing along the way.

Recommended for fans of brutally terrifying serial killers, of survivors refusing to be kept down, and of sexy FBI agents battling between catching a killer and protecting the woman they're falling for.

A scary 5/5 Stars.

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Reading Progress

Started Reading
January 15, 2012 – Finished Reading
January 16, 2012 – Shelved
January 16, 2012 – Shelved as: physically-tortured
January 16, 2012 – Shelved as: physically-imperfect-or-scarred
January 16, 2012 – Shelved as: tortured-hero
January 16, 2012 – Shelved as: widower
January 16, 2012 – Shelved as: steam-level-steamy
January 16, 2012 – Shelved as: romantic-suspense
January 16, 2012 – Shelved as: 2012-read
January 16, 2012 – Shelved as: reporter
January 16, 2012 – Shelved as: amnesia-or-other-memory-loss
January 16, 2012 – Shelved as: serial-killer
January 16, 2012 – Shelved as: part-of-a-series
January 16, 2012 – Shelved as: kidnapped
January 16, 2012 – Shelved as: on-the-run
January 16, 2012 – Shelved as: major-illness-or-injury
January 16, 2012 – Shelved as: major-character-death
January 28, 2012 – Shelved as: netgalley

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