Book Reviews of Darker Than Midnight (Mordecai Young, Bk 3)

Darker Than Midnight  (Mordecai Young, Bk 3)
Darker Than Midnight - Mordecai Young, Bk 3
Author: Maggie Shayne
ISBN-13: 9780778322290
ISBN-10: 0778322297
Publication Date: 11/1/2005
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 221 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Darker Than Midnight (Mordecai Young, Bk 3) on + 149 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
This book is the follow up to "Thicker than Water" and "Colder Than Ice". This one follows the police officer in both these books, Cassandra Jackson, as she tries to help a fellow officer piece together his life following a tragic accident that put him in a mental hospital.

I highly recommend this book.
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Helpful Score: 3
Even though I hadn't read the two books before this one in this series of characters, I loved it. The characters are very likeable and developed well. Jax, a female detective follows her gut feelings and gets involved in a case that could break her chances at her dream job if it goes wrong. A great love story, mystery, ghost story all in one. I highly recommend this book.
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Helpful Score: 3
This story keeps you on the edge of your seat.
A tense,frightening page-turner in the best sense.
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Helpful Score: 3
A Really Good Story about the further lives of the survivors of the Mordecai Young debacle. The child "Sunny"'s name is now "Dawn" and she's nearly grown. Her Mom's name (Jewel) is now Beth and she's married to Josh. But the story is much more than about them; someone is trying to kill 'River' Corbett, an escapee from the state mental hospital and a former cop. 'Jax' Jackson, the possible new police chief is taking a big chance by hiding him in her new house.
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Helpful Score: 2
In this romantic paranormal thriller, a man on the lam and a candidate for the local chief of police fall in love and face danger as they search for the truth of his wife's death The world believes that Michael "River" Corbett is insane and that he killed his wife. While he is locked up in a mental hospital, the steadily increasing doses of Haldol impede River's ability to think; however, he's fairly sure of two things: he didn't murder his wife, and someone else is trying to murder him. Managing to escape, he finds an unexpected ally in Cassandra "Jax" Jackson, a tough-minded police lieutenant.
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Helpful Score: 2
Excellent book. I love Maggie Shayne mystery books. Third in the Mordecai Young books. I hope she puts out more in the Mordecai Young series. These 3 books (Thicker Than Water, Colder Than Ice and this book) have been the best series I have read to date, by far.
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Helpful Score: 1
Started it last night and couldn't put it down. Excellent!
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Helpful Score: 1
Enjoyable suspence story, liked the characters, and the story line...romance, and also a little paranormal activity mixed in....ghosts and messages from the other side, makes it more interesting. I enjoy most books by this authur.
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Helpful Score: 1
this was a awesome read..twists that is for sure just when you think you have it figured out you are wrong..gotta find more of her books..
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GREAT READ,THIS ONE YOU CAN'T QUIT READING TILL YOUR THROUGH.
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Michael "River" Corbett-Confined in the state mental hospital and heavily drugged since the death of his wife, River cannot remember what truly happened the night he was arrested for her murder. But now someone is trying to kill him, and he is forced to run for his life. A fugitive from the law and from someone who wants him dead, all he wants is the truth.

Cassandra "Jax" Jackson-The uncompromising police lieutenant knows she's putting her career on the line when she encounters this desperate stranger and doesn't turn him in. Something in River's eyes has Jax convinced he's worth saving...whether he wants it or not.

Dawn Jone-The daughter of a madman, Jax's young friend is haunted by voices she doesn't want to hear. But she can no longer ignore the curse she inherited from her twisted father-because unless she listens to what the dead are telling her, Jax might be doomed to join them.
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Michael "River" Corbett has been confined in the state mental hospital and heavily drugged since the death of his wife. River cannot remember the events of that night. Cassandra "Jax" Jackson is a police lieutenant who is putting her career on the line when she encounters this desperate stranger and doesn't turn him in. Something in River's eyes has Jax convinced he's worth saving - whether he wants it or not.
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love it great series.
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fantastic. Can't wait for the next one in this series
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A bit to long
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I really enjoyed this book. It kept me interested from the first page and kept me interested to the last page. I highly recommend this book!
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Recommend, a very good read.
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5 star. I really enjoyed it,
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"Some people will do anything -- and kill anyone -- to keep their secrets locked away." "Tense...frightening...a page-turner in the best sense."
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good story kept you guessing till the end.
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Good read.
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I picked up this book, not having read any Maggie Shayne books before. Obviously I've been missing a treat. After I read it, I saw that two previous books deal with the same characters, but DARKER can easily be read on its own.
A good mystery/romance with a touch of paranormal. Some sneaking plotting, too.

From back cover: Michael "River" Corbett -- Confined in the state mental hospital and heavily drugged since the death of his wife, River cannot remember what truly happened the night he was arrested for her murder. But now someone is trying to kill him, and he is forced to run for his life. A fugitive from the law and from someone who wants him dead, all he wants is the truth. Cassandra "Jax" Jackson -- The uncompromising police lieutenant knows she's putting her career on the line when she encounters this desperate stranger and doesn't turn him in. Something in River's eyes has Jax convinced he's worth saving...whether he wants it or not. Dawn Jones -- The daughter of a madman, Jax's young friend is haunted by voices she doesn't want to hear. But she can no longer ignore the curse she inherited from her twisted father -- because unless she listens to what the dead are telling her, Jax might be doomed to join them.
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Very good read. Can't wait to see where Dawn shows up next.
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Another great novel by Maggie Shayne. This book has a separate storyline, but also mentiones the "Mordecai Young" cult that "Thicker Than Water" was about.
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some people will do anything -and kill anyone to keep their secrets.locked away
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Excellent romantic thriller.
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Good book. It is somewhat connected to some previous books but can stand alone.
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Michael "River Corbett - confined in the state mental hospital and heavily drugged since the death of his wife, cannot remember what truly happened the night he was arrested for her murder. But now someone is trying to kill him, so he must run for his lfe.

Cassandra "jax" Jackson - The uncompromising police lieutenant knows she's putting her career on the line, when she encounters this desperate stranger and doesn't turn him in. Something in River's eyes has Jax convinced he's worth saving... whether or not he wants it.
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FANTASTIC READ.
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This was an excellent book the first of this author that I read and will look forward to reading even more by her.
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I've read many of Maggie Shayne's novels and have found them enjoyable reads if one isn't looking for something too heavy.
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Very good book, kept me on the edge of my seat all the way through!
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This is the third book in Shayne's "...than.." series. The plot revolves around Cassandra "Jax" Jackson and Michael "River" Corbett. The characters are real, the romance steamy and the suspense thick. The "culprit" becomes obvious about halfway through the book, but it still is good read. Recommended.
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Another page turner...you just HAVE to find out what happens!
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Mystery and romance
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A tense, frightening, page turner - great blend of romance and thriller.
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A tense, frightening page turner!
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Some people will do anything -- and kill anyone -- to keep their secrets locked away.

Michael "River" Corbett -- Confined in the state mental hospital and heavily drugged since the death of his wife, River cannot remember what truly happened the night he was arrested for her murder. But now someone is trying to kill him, and he is forced to run for his life. A fugitive from the law and from someone who wants him dead, all he wants is the truth.

Cassandra "Jax" Jackson -- The uncompromising police lieutenant knows she's putting her career on the line when she encounters this desperate stranger and doesn't turn him in. Something in River's eyes has Jax convinced he's worth saving . . . whether he wants it or not.

Dawn Jones -- The daughter of a madman, Jax's young friend is haunted by voices she doesn't want to hear. But she can no longer ignore the curse she inherited from her twisted father -- because unless she listens to what the dead are telling her, Jax might be doomed to join them.
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Michael "River" Corbett -- confined in the state mental hospital and heavily drugged since the death of his wife, he can't remember what truly happened the night he was arrested for her murder. But now someone is trying to kill him, and he is forced to run for his life. A fugitive from the law and from someone who wants him dead, all he wants is the truth.

Good reading !
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Michael "River" Corbett -- confined in the State mental hospital and heavily drugged since the death of his wife, River cannot remember what truly happened the night he was arrested for her murder. But now someone is trying to kill him, and he is forced to run for his life. A fugitive from the law and from someone who wants him dead, all he wants is the truth. Cassandra "Jax" Jackson -- the uncompromising police lieutenant knows she's putting her career on the line when she encounters this desperate stranger and doesn't turn him in. Something in River's eyes has Jax convinced he's worth saving...whether he wants it or not. Dawn Jones -- the daughter of a madman, Jax's young friend is haunted by voices she doesn't want to hear. But she can no longer ignore the curse she inherited from her twisted father -- because unless she listens to what the dead are telling her, Jax might be doomed to join them.
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MICHAEL "RIVER" CORBETT-CONFINED IN THE STAT MENTAL HOSPITAL AND HEAVILY DRUGED SINCE THE DEATH OF HIS WIFE,RIVER CAN'T REMEMBER WHAT TRUELY HAPPENED THE NIGHT HE WAS ARRESTED FOR HER MURDER. BUT NOW SOMEONE IS TRYING TO KILL HIM, AND HE IS FORCED TO RUN FOR HIS LIFE. A FUGITIVE FROM THE LAW AND FROM SOMEONE WHO WANTS HIM DEAD, ALL HE WANTS IS THE TRUTH.
CASSANDRA"JAX" JACKSON-THE UNCOMPROMISING POLICE LIEUTENANT KNOW'S PUTTING HER CAREER ON THE LINE WHEN SHE INCOUNTERS THIS DESPERT STRNGER AND DOESN'T TURN HIM IN. SOMETHING IN RIVER;S EYES HAS JAX CONVINCED HE'S WORHT SAVING...WHETHER HE WANTS IT OR NOT.
DAWN JONES-THE DAUGHTER OF A MADMAN, JAX'S YOUNG FRIEND IS HAUNTED BY VOICES SHE DOESN'T WANT TO HEAR. BUT SHE CAN NO LONGER IGNORE THE CURSE SHE INHERITED FROM HER TWISTED FATHER-BECAUSE UNLESS SHE LISTENS TO WHAT THE DEAD ARE TELLING HER, JAX MIGHT BE DOOMED TO JOIN THEM.
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good story, worth the read which isnt a surprise since Maggie Shayne wrote it.