The third and final part is The Kill, and I am pleased the author has sustained the quality, pace and taught suspense of the two previous books in this trilogy. I liked the way the characters Rowan, (The Prey), Miranda (The Hunt) and Olivia (The Kill) were all connected, yet, each story can be read as a stand alone novel and make perfect, albeit chilling, sense!
I suspect a huge amount of research spanning the entire trilogy has been undertaken, from forensic science, to the American prison system, which shows in Allison Brennan's writing skill. She really appears to get inside the mind of a murderer like you would expect a professional to do!
Without doubt, the heat in this romance tops the rest. I genuinely felt that, despite all they go through, the two characters, Olivia and Zack, just "clicked" and were meant to be together; but does it all turn out right in the end? After all, what makes Allison Brennan's work so exciting is the mixture of ecstasy and torment she puts her characters through!
He wore gloves. Gathering his supplies, he slipped out of the truck. There was a mailbox partly covered in ivy. He knew this was the best plae to take her. He pretended to mail a letter, just in case anyone happened by, then slid into his hiding place. He heard the flop-flop-flop of decorated spokes before he saw her. He counted to three, then stepped out of hiding, right into her path.
Her worst nightmare brought back to life, she risks everything for a second shot at justice.
For thirty years, FBI scientist Olivia St. Martin has lived with guilt and one abiding certainy - that while she wasn't able to save her sister's life, she did testify and helped to convict the rapist and killer. When shocking new evidence exonerates the man Olivia is sure she saw abduct her sister, she breaks every rule in the book to uncover the truth.
Driven by the possibility that she put the wrong man behind bars, Oliviva discovers that a serial killer has been at large all these years. Believing that the monster has just struck again in Seattle, Olivia leaves her lab and poses as a field agent, sharing her unofficial investigation with a hardworking Seattle cop. Olivia doesn't want to lie to detective Zack Travis. And she certainly doesn't want to fall in love. But as the investigation intensifies, Olivia and Zack find that they're rapidly losing control - over their hearts, their secrets, and a case that threatens to consume them.
Olivia St. Martin was only five years old when her world fell apart. Her older sister, Missy, was kidnapped from the park they were playing at one autumn day. Missy never came back. Olivia's mother eventually commits suicide. Her father becomes a shell of a man. Olivia is left to pick herself up and try to move on the best she can. Little Olivia St. Martin grows up and becomes the director of trace evidence for the FBI. Olivia believes she has achieved success. Her life is neat and orderly. Then the man she sent to prison is released based on DNA testing. He was not Missy's killer.
Zack Travis is a Seattle detective who has a serial killer on his hands. This serial killer kidnaps beautiful blonde little girls, sexually assaults them and then dumps their bodies in a public place for someone else to find. He doesn't want the Feds help on his case but he wants to stop this madman even more.
Zack and Olivia work hard to catch the creep who has killed over 30 little girls. On the way to justice, Olivia comes to mean so much more to Zack than just another cop. But can Olivia let down her guard enough to realize true love is knocking?
The Kill is the third book in Allison Brennan's debut series. The Kill had an interesting plot. A man is convicted of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a young girl based on circumstantial evidence and a child's testimony. But they were wrong and an innocent man has sat in prison for 34 years while the real killer has been free all that time. This was my 2nd favorite in the series. Both Zack and Olivia are haunted by a past neither one of them could control. This was a nice book to escape to because the good guys always win, but you're never quite sure until the end.
This is the 3rd book I read by Brennan (The Prey and Hunt was the first two) This is another great thriller........looking forward to more from Brennan
A very good read--I can't wait for more of her books--she is a great author.
Interesting twist of fate, where a woman who has identified the murderer of her sister, later in life finds she identified the wrong person... and must find a way to not only right the wrong, but find the real killer.
This is the third book in a series and was as good as the first. Brennan is one of my favorite authors as she never disappoints you.
Another Kay Cornwell, very good.
FBI scientist Olivia St. Martin has lived with guilt and the certainty-that while she wasn't able to save her sister's life, she did testify and help to convict the rapist and killer.When shocking new evidence exonerates the man Olivia is sure she saw abduct her sister, she breaks every rule in the book to uncover the truth.
Allison Brennan is so great! I loved this book and be sure to read The Prey and The Hunt.
I love this series! There are 3 books, so be sure to read them in order. This is the 3rd book and is wonderful. Ms. Brennan knows how to weave a great story.
The last in rhe series. All were great.
I really liked this book, kept me up and reading into the wee hours. This author is going on my must read list.
Well-plotted suspense book. Good ending to trilogoy.
Absolutely loved this book!!!
Excellent! Lots of twists and turns ....
This is a wonderful series and another great read by this author.