This is the first book by Linda Ladd that I've read. And it's suppose to be only the first in a series of "Claire Morgan" thrillers.
The story grips you from the first page and doesn't let up.
You'll adore the characters and beg for the end to come so you can find out who the killer is.
Oh, and it's a total SURPRISE! You think you might have it figured out, but NOPE...you'll realize that you weren't even close.
You can read more about the upcoming books at www.lindaladd.com
If you're thinking of saving that credit...DON'T! This one will NOT dissapoint!
OMG talk about gruesome! Half of this book was the disturbing life story of the killer and the other half the police investigation. The killer's story was so unsettling that I found myself skipping parts of it because it just turned my stomach to know what was done to him. Eventhough you sort of know who the killer is (he's called Brat - as in you're such a brat - through the whole book), the ending is such a shock, I actually said "no way" when I got that far. This book will seriously mess with your head.
Claire, the cop, reminds me of Eve Dallas (of J.D. Robb's In Death series) with her brusk attitude and disturbed past. I really enjoyed Claire and Nick Black's interactions. Nick Black is the psychiatrist at the high-end spa (drug rehab place) where the first murder takes place.
If you haven't tried this author and like mind-blowing psychological suspense, do yourself a favor and pick this one up. I think Linda Ladd's right up their with Keith Ablow, another great psychological suspense author.
This is actually the first book in the series, followed by Enter Evil - another spectacular read.
After moving from Los Angeles to Lake of The Ozarks, Missouri, homicide detective Claire Morgan has at last adjusted to the peaceful rhythms of rural life ... until a grisly celebrity murder at an ultra-exclusive "wellness" resort shatters a quiet summer morning.
Kept me guessing until the very end!
First time I read anything by this author, boy was I surprised when I started reading this book. It caught me from the first page and kept me interested to the last. It was awesome. I will be on the hunt for more of her books!
This book was really interesting. I never guessed until the end who the murderer was.
Excellent.....very good read
One of Dr. Black's high profile clients has been found dead, taped to a chair at a fully set table...submerged in the lake. An edgy clever thriller.
A grisly celebrity murder at an ultra-exclusive "wellness" resort shatters a quiet summer morning, and Claire Morgan finds herself drawn to the charismatic doctor who may be the prime suspect.
Claire Morgan moved to Lake of the Ozarks (I lived there in the 60's!) when a celebrity is found murdered in the water, this leads her to famous Doctor and the consequences of their relationship, Claire has been hiding from her sordid past as a LA cop and Dr. Black brings her to face her past along with her involvement with the murder case that he is deeply involved in.
I like this series because for every mention of the area around Lake Ozark I know exactly where they are talking about!
You'll never guess this one!
A real thriller. I couldn't put it down. Now I have to read more by this author.
I didn't read this book. It's described as female mystery, suspense, romance, stuff.