Thursday, January 19, 2012

I'm Watching You - Karen Rose

Book Blurb:
Star prosecutor Kristen Mayhew has a dangerous secret admirer. He seems to know her every thought, her every move. He sends her letters. And he kills the criminals she herself is powerless to stop.

This avenger even knows Kristen's deepest secret--the one that has kept her from surrendering her heart to Abe Reagan, the police detective sworn to protect her. Like Kristen, Reagan is haunted by the loss of something precious that can never be regained. But in the shadow of a calculating serial killer, the two turn to each other and dare to rediscover passion...even as the messages and vicious murders continue. Even as the killer's thrist for retribution makes Kristen a target for murder.

In My Own Words:
Kristen Mayhew is a prosecutor that takes her job very personally.  When bodies start to pile up, and the murderer seems to have a personal connection to Kristen, she is more determined than ever to not let him take over her life.  The vigilante knows everything about Kristen, and when a murder happens, it is her that he sends a letter to telling why and where to find the body.  When the vigilante kills someone with murdering ties himself, Kristen becomes the target of their rage.  Reagan lost everything 5 years ago, and since he was undercover for so long, it is great to be able to walk freely among the living.  When he meets Kristen, again, he can't help but be captivated and sickened by what this murderer is doing to her life.  Kristen begins to trust Reagan and is afraid that when he finds out about her secret past, all the trust and love that has been built up, may not be enough.

Notable Quote
"Freezer burn. Shoulda' used Saran Wrap." (Mia after finding cellular damage in some victims.  She has a sharp tongue and even sharper wit.)

HOLY COW are the first words I think of when I think of this book.  This book had lots of twists and turns, tons of mystery and enough emotional baggage to sink a ship.  I tried several times to decide who the killer was and each time another small piece of information was given and threw me off, again.  When everything was revealed, I wasn't sure if I hated the killer for being a killer or felt sorry for him and was happy he rid the world of such filth.  The chemistry between Kristen and Abe was stellar.  I enjoyed watching them get to know each other.  BUT, I also enjoyed the chemistry between Abe and his new partner Mia.  I got a little confused at one point in the book, when new people were introduced in the past tense.  There was information overload there.  I understood it at the end when it was all explained, but when they were first introduced, it was hard to keep all of it straight.  I was also a little bummed that Kristen and Zoe's situation wasn't resolved.  Zoe shows such hatred toward Kristen, and we never found out why.  All in all, I really loved this book.  The story was compelling and you couldn't help but get sucked in.

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