Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Prey - Allison Brennan

Rowan Smith is living in a borrowed Malibu beach house while her bestselling novel is made into a Hollywood movie.  A former FBI agent with a haunted past.  Rowan thinks she has outrun her demons.  But fiction and reality collide when a dismembered body is found in Colorado the real-life victim had the same name, occupation and looks as a character in Rowan's novel.  By the time the FBI, the LAPD and her pen private bodyguard gather around her, another person is killed - again, the murder is ripped from the pages of Rowan's book.  In the company of a former Delta Force officer with secrets of his own.  Rowan faces and excruciating dilemma: the only way to chase down the tormenting killer is by revisiting the darkness of her past and praying for some way out again.

I was on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading this book.  It is full of action and detective work. There was so much emotion brought on by this book, I was crying then I was angry, then I was contemplative.  You think you have it figured out then, you are let in on another piece of the puzzle.  The villain is twisted beyond words and the hatred he feels for Rowan comes through in every word that is written.  The chemistry between Rowan and her leading man is evident, and while there are some romance scenes, this book it truly about the crimes that are being committed and getting them solved before he strikes again.

Notable Quotes:
"You do have sulking down to an are.  I don't think I have ever been around a woman who could be quiet for three solid hours"  John talking to Rowan on a drive.

I gave this book a 4 1/2 out of 5. I loved the story, the characters and how it all played out.  I can't wait for the next book in this series..."The Hunt"

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