Book Reviews of Killjoy (Buchanan-Renard, Bk 3)

Killjoy (Buchanan-Renard, Bk 3)
Killjoy - Buchanan-Renard, Bk 3
Author: Julie Garwood
ISBN-13: 9780345483409
ISBN-10: 0345483405
Publication Date: 11/2/2004
Pages: 448
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
This is the first book I have read by Julie Garwood. Excellent plot, with good, believable characters. An FBI typist, Avery, joins up with a renegade covert operations guy, and together they track a killer who has kidnapped three women, one of whom is the woman's aunt. I plan to read more books by this author.
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Helpful Score: 1
A fast paced read.Why were 3 women kidnapped on the way to a health spa?Why were they left in a house wired to explode if they tried to escape?Why was someone trying to kill the niece of one of them?Intersting story line.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great Book!
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Helpful Score: 1
Excellent adventure and lots of romance. Couldn't put it down.
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Helpful Score: 1
I've been very disappointed with Julie Garwood's contemporary romance/thrillers. With the change in time, it seems she's lost the complexity of story and character development. Honestly, this book is written simply, without complex sentences, and it drove me crazy. Didn't finish it.
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Helpful Score: 1
Excellent book. I have loved all of her books so far. They always keep you interested.
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Helpful Score: 1
Thoroughly enjoyed this, as I do all of Garwood's books. This was a good one. It held my interest and was hard to put down. Read in two days as I just *had* to know what happened!
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Killjoy is a pretty good book. What gives is 4 stars is the lack of tension between the 2 until the middle of the book. Great mystery and once the tension was there, it was good. Avery was tough and a true match for John Paul. It was fast paced and a very enjoyable read
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Great suspense and romance. This is one of Julie Garwood's best.
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keeps you going for more
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This is a typical female book - some mystery, some romance. An easy read.
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Highly improbable plot but a fun, quick read.
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enjoyed this book
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Good read, even the 2nd time around!
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Very good suspenseful novel with twists and turns all the way to the end. A touch of romance with a strong female lead.
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A great mystery with hot romance
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I really enjoy her books
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This book is part of the Buchanan sibling series. All have been very good books. The Buchanan books are: "Heartbreaker" (Nick), "Mercy" (Theo), "Murder List" (Alec), "Slow Burn" (Dylan), & "Shadow Dance" (Jordan). There is also an intersecting character story involving the brother of Michelle from Theo's story. "Killjoy" comes after "Mercy".
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A little slow to start but as always action packed and the good guys win out...a loose end, I think, that may have been better resolved.
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I enjoyed it overrall. It took a little to get into but then it kicked into gear. I'm currently finishing the rest of the series.
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I loved this book! Couldn't put it down!
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A good suspense read coupled with some romance.
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Enjoyable, catches you and holds your interest.
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Didn't like it, didn't finish it, didn't care how it turned out.
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"Intriguing...definitely one of [Garwood's] best."-The Globe and Mail
"Solid suspense that builds and then dives like a roller coaster." - The Advocate (TN)
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"Her razor-sharp mind and ability to decipher evidence have made Avery Delaney an expert crime analyst for the FBI. Now she will have to use every one of her skills on a case that hits painfully close to home." (From the book jacket). I always enjoy Garwoods writing and this book was no exception.
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I loved this book it was fast paced. it gave insite to all the chacters. it is about Avery whose aunt has dissapeared on the way to a posh spa. Along the way, she has to outwit a brilliant killer named Monk. she learns of plot of madness and lethat vengeance.
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Avery Delaney's razor-sharp mind and abililty to decipher evidence have made her an expert crime analyst for the FBI. Now she will hve to use her skills on a case that hits painfully close to home.
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Light methodic reading. Great for a relaxing on the couch get away from the kids type of read.
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good read great mystery
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Very good reading. Didn't want to put it down. Julie Garwood keeps you on the edge of your seat until the end.
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Great book
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I am so upset. I ordered a book that is listed as unabridged. It is not. This is false advertising. When one puts in an ISBN #, and the book comes up unabridged, that is exactly what it should be. I now have a book, that I can not share with another pbs member, and I now have a book that I do not want. Very disappointing. If you are thinking of ordering this book, don't make the same mistake I did.
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Avery, raised by her aunt, is the daughter of a sociopath who's trying to kill her. Good read.
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First time I've read this author and really enjoyed it!
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Great Book, romantic and exciting.
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Good suspense about an FBI analyst,her missing aunt,a diabolical killer and a sexy FBI man.
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Suspense novel
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I really enjoyed this thriller. If you like crime analysis and psycho mad killers, then this book is for you!
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Loved this book, very exciting!
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gripping novel of unrelenting suspense!!!
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A great suspense story, with likeable characters.
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I thoroughly enjoyed this, as I do all of Garwood's books. This was a good one, it kept my interest, and was hard to put down. Read in two days cause I just *had* to know what happened!
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Great suspense story.
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Excellent. Found it hard to put down!
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A great read!
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Another good FBI thriller with expert crime analyst Avery Delaney.
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i like this author .this was a good mystery and kept me turning the pages. the main person ,avery works for the f b i and needs to use her skills to help locate her aunt.
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A decent vacation read. Pretty well written, interesting if not probably plot.
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action and suspense-avery has to use her fbi skills too close to home
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fast moving story, predictable but nevertheless entertaining
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very suspenseful
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Contemporary romantic suspense. Very good.
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Very good like most of her books. Suspenceful and intriguing.
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Another great book by one of my favorites
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Great read! Read through this book fast. Really enjoyed it!
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*** FBI crime analyst must figure out what happened to her beloved aunt. Great thriller.
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Garwood is an excellent writer. Take the title literally.
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This book is both suspense and suspected romance. Good easy reading.
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One of Garwoods' best. Both my hubby and I liked this one.
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it held your intreast right to the end
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AVERY DELANEY HAS TRIED TO PUT THE PAST FAR BEHIND HER. ABANDONED BY HER RAPACIOUS, CONNIVING MOTHER WHEN SHE WAS ONLY THREE DAYS OLD, AVERY WAS RAISED BY HER GRANDMOTHER AND BELOVED AUNT CAROLYN. THEN, WHEN SHE WAS TEN, SHE SAW HER GRANDMOTHER MURDERED IN COLD BLOOD, BEFORE AVERY HERSELF WAS SHOT AND LEFT FOR DEAD. MIRACULOUSLY, SHE SURVIVED. THE KILLER WAS SOON CAUGHT, CONVICTED, AND IS CURRENTLY SERVING A LIFE SENTENCE IN FLORIDA. THIS TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE PROPELS AVERY INTO A LIFE OF LAW AND ORDER. BUT SOON SHE WILL HAVE TO USE EVERY ONE OF HER SKILLS ON A CASE THAT HITS PAINFULLY CLOSE TO HOME. AVERY'S WORKAHOLIC AUNT, CAROLYN SALVETTI, IS SENT TO THE POSH UTOPIA SPA IN THE MOUNTAINS OF COLORADO BY HER SOON-TO-BE EX-HUSBAND. AT FIRST SHE IS RESISTANT, BUT THEN SHE FIGURES IT WILL BE A WELCOME RESPITE FROM THE CUTTHROAT ADVERTISING BUSINESS, NOT TO MENTION A NETWORKING EXTRAVAGANZA. BUT CAROLYN NEVER MAKES IT TO UTOPIA. UNDER FALSE PRETENSES, SHE IS TAKEN TO AN ISOLATED RETREAT BY A HANDSOME STRANGER WITH A DAZZLING SMILE, SUAVE DEMEANOR, AND THE DARKEST OF MOTIVES. HIS NAME IS MONK, A HIRED ASSASSIN. NOW, WITH SCANT CLUES AND FEWER RESOURCES, AVERY MUST TRACK DOWN AND SAVE CAROLYN--AND OUTMANEUVER A BRILLIANT KILLER WHO IS PART OF AN ELABORATE PLOT OF MADNESS AND LETHAL VENGEANCE.
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Avery Delaney's razor-sharp mind and ability to gather data and decipher evidence has made her an expert crime analyst for the FBI. But soon she will have to use every one of her skills on a case that hits painfully close to home. Avery's workaholic aunt, Carolyn Salvetti, persuades her niece to join her for the two weeks of luxury and decadence. But Carolyn never makes it to Utopia
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very slow and very predictable so I didn't find it very interesting at all, just too predictable, didn't finish it
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Good book! Lots of twists and turns and just when you think you know where it's heading, it takes off in another direction. Grabs you from the first line! Read it!
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Her razor-sharp mind and ability to decipher evidence have made Avery Delaney and expert crime analyst for the FBI.Now she will have to use every one of her skills on a case that hits painfully close to home.
Avery's beloved aunt Carolyn was on her way to posh spa in the Colorado mountains.But she never arrived.Now,with scant clues and fewer resources,Avery must track down Carolyn - and outmaneuver a brilliant killer named Monk who is part of an elaborate plot of madness and lethal vengeance.
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Her razor-sharp mind and ability to decipher evidence have made Avery Delaney an expert crime analyst for the FBI. Now she will have to use every one of her skills on a case that hits painfully close to home. Avery's beloved aunt Carolyn was on her way to a posh spa in the Colorado mountains. But she never arrived. Now, with scant clues and fewer resources, Avery must track down Carolyn--and outmaneuver a brilliant killer named Monk who is part of an elaborate plot of madness and lethal vengeance.
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FBI profiler Avery Delaney deserves a vacation, and in the form of an invitation to a spa by her Aunt Carolyn, she gets it. The trouble is that Aunt Carolyn never shows up at the spa and Avery begins to suspect that there may be more at work than a simple change of plans.
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After nearly getting killed a year ago during a botched assassination attempt, the legendary hitman Monk has been lying low. He is now back in business and this time it is not just money motivating him. Monk has fallen under the spell of a true femme fatale, Jilly Delaney.

Jilly is a sociopath. She has an estranged daughter, Avery, whom she abandoned to be raised by her sister, Carrie, and their mother, Lola. When Avery was 11, Jilly and then-boyfriend Dale Skarrett tried to kidnap her. As a result, Avery was shot and severely beaten and Lola was killed. Skarrett is now in prison and Jilly supposedly perished in a car crash.

Now an adult, Avery works as an analyst with the FBI. When Carrie's husband arranges for her to go to a Colorado resort called Utopia, Carrie convinces Avery to join herbut Monk is waiting.

Former CIA Agent John Paul Renard has tracked Monk for over a year, ever since Monk tried to kill his sister. John Paul traces Monk to Denver and manages to find Avery before he does. Can John Paul and Avery find a way to save the others and stay alive themselves?
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Avery Delaney's razor sharp mind and ability to decipher evidence have made her an expert crime analyst for the FBI. Now she will have to use her skills ona case that hits painfully close to home.
Avery's beloved aunt Carolyn was on her way to a posh spa in the Colorado Mountans, but she never arrived. With scant clues and fewer resources. Avery must now track Carolyn down- and out maneuver a brilliant killer named Monk, who is part of an elaborate plot of madness and lethal vengeance.
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I liked this bit of brain candy well enough, I suppose. It's the kind of book I leave on my patio and when I go out there to chill, I grab the book and read. It was certainly not "unputdownable" but it amused me when I picked it up. I liked the storyline and mystery plot, though I found few of the characters very likable. The dialogue seemed stilted to the point that I thought "No one TRULY speaks like that, do they?"
It wasn't so awful that I wanted that few hours of my life back; but not a book I'd recommend. I may try another Garwood book to see if this was a one-off as far as juvenile dialogue and a plethora of annoying characters. I've read worse. I've read LOTS better. So many books. So little time.
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"Solid suspense that builds and then dives like a roller coaster" - Tennessee Advocate. Avery Delaney's razor-sharp mind and ability to decipher evidence have made her an expert crime analyst for the FBI. Now she will have to use her skills on a case that hits painfully close to home.
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Her razor-sharp mind and ability to decipher evidence have made Avery
Delaney an expert crime analyst for the FBI.Now she will have to use
every one of her skills on a case that hits painfully close to home.
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Avery Delaney is an expert crime analyst for the FBI. Now she will have to use every one of her skills on a case that is painfully close to home. I read a couple of pages and couldn't get into it.
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Her razer-sharp mind and ability to decipher evidence have made Avery Delancy an expert crime analyst for the FBI. Now she will have to use every one of her skills on a case that hits painfully close to home. To find out what happened to herbeloved aunt Carolyn and outmaneuver a brillent killer named Monk.
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Great fan of hers, starting with her HRs. I enjoy her romantic suspense stories. Killjoy has just the right amount of mystery and romance.
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If you haven't yet read Julie Garwood, I encourage you to buy every one of her books! You will not be sorry.
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Avery Delaney is an expert crime analyst for the FBI. Her aunt Carolyn disappeared on her way to a resort in the Colorado mountain where she was suppose to met up with Avery. She must now use every one of her skills to trace her Aunt down and to outmaneuver a killer named Monk who is part of an elaborate plot of madness and vengeance. This was my first try at a mystery genre and it held my interest..good reading.
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Read by Joyce Bean. 4 audio cassettes. Approx. 6 hours. Abridged.
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great book in the series