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Murder List (Buchanan-Renard, Bk 4)
Murder List - Buchanan-Renard, Bk 4
Author: Julie Garwood
ISBN-13: 9780345453839
ISBN-10: 0345453832
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 448
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 510 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Not as good as some of this authors others books, I found it moved rather slow. But it still is a good romantic mystery.
Hotel heiress Regan Madison is flirting with danger. She agrees to help a journalist friend expose Dr Lawrence Shields, a shady self help guru. Attending one of his conferences they are asked to make a 'murder list' of people that they would like to see removed from their world. Then Regan forgets about her list, until the people on it start turning up murdered!
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Helpful Score: 2
Honestly, one of the only books I've ever hated, but I struggled through to the end. 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. This is the worst.
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This book is a great read! It keeps your interest from start to finish. I really enjoy this author.
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This book was okay. I devoured Mercy and Killjoy, this one simply did not have the UMPH that the other two had. I had to read it, because a Buchanan was in it, I did like it, it just lacked a little magic. Don't buy it, get it from the library. If you like the family, it's worth the read. I am going on to Slow Burn, which I hope the magic returns.
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I wasn't familiar with Julie Garwood, and guess the title and brief reviews misled me, because this book wasn't what I expected. It turned out to be essentially a romance with a few thriller/mystery elements tacked on. But the book's wooden characters, stilted dialogue and predictable plot didn't work for me. I found myself skimming through large chunks of text to get to salient story points.
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Couldn't finish this one. The villains were so Snidely Whiplash it got annoying. I just gave up.
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When Regan Hamilton agrees to help a journalist friend expose self-help guru Dr. Lawrence Shields by attending his seminar, she never dreamed that an exercise listing all the people who have wronged her would cause those people to die. Great mystery! Fast reading
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A good read. I love Julie Garwood's books.
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another great novel from julie garwood. good mystery with romance added. characters are wonderful.
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A good murder mystery
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Quick enjoyable read!
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Not as good as Garwood's historical romance novels.
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Of her comtemporary novels not one of my favorites, but still a good book.
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Garwood at her suspenseful best...
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nail biting thriller-keeps you on the edge of your seat
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This has the same family as her other novels. I read this one first and it was fine but now I want to read more about the family. Good read.
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Good combination of romance and mystery. What would happen if a list of people whom you disliked fell into the wrong hands and the people on it began to be killed, one by one?
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Great Mystery and romance
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Good book! First I've read from this author, I will definitely read more from her.
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Another good one!
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Interesting read. If you are a fan of Garwood's romance novels this book will not disappoint. Romance, wit, and mystery rapped in one.
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This plot was one of her best.Be careful what you write down on paper,it may start coming true.Then you wonder why,how and who.
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This was pretty good.
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Excellent read - I highly recommend it.
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I always enjoy Garwood's books. And I especially liked "Murder List". It held my interest. A great read, and great to listen to because of narrator, Joyce Bean.
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Seemed to start slow, but very enjoyable in the end
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Don't wish for something if you cann't stand the results. What happens when you do somthing just for the fun of it. Then it turns out someone starts murdering the people you put on the list. But who is doing this, you have no idea, but you are scared.
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EVIL IS ON THE HUNT--AND PROVES TO BE METHODICALLY ORGANIZED AND CHILLINGLY SUCCESSFUL.

WHEN CHICAGO DETECTIVE ALEC BUCHANAN IS OFFERED A PRIME POSITION WITH THE FBI, FIRST HE MUST COMPLETE ONE LAST ASSIGNMENT: ACTING AS A GLORIFIED BODYGUARD TO HOTEL HEIRESS REGAN HAMILTON MADISON. SOMEONE HAS E-MAILED THE GORGEOUS EXEC A GRAPHIC CRIMESCENE PHOTO--AND THE VICTIM IS NO STRANGER.

REGAN SUSPECTS THAT THE TROUBLE STARTED WHEN SHE AGREED TO HELP A JOURNALIST FRIEND EXPOSE A SHADY SELF-HELP GURU, DR. LAWRENCE SHIELDS, WHO PREYS ON LONELY, VULNERABLE WOMEN. HOPING TO FIND SOME DAMNING EVIDENCE, REGAN ATTENDS HIS SEMINAR.

AT THE GATHERING, THE DOCTOR PERSUADES HIS GUESTS TO PARTAKE IN AN INNOCENT LITTLE "CLEANSING" EXERCISE. HE ASKS THEM TO MAKE A LIST OF THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE HURT OR DECEIVED THEM OVER THE YEARS, AND POSES THE QUESTION: WOULD YOUR WORLD BE A BETTER PLACE IF THESE PEOPLE CEASED TO EXIST?

THE EXPERIENCE IS ALL BUT FORGOTTEN--UNTIL THE FIRST PERSON ON REGAN'S LIST TURNS UP DEAD. NOW BRUTAL MURDERS SEEM TO STALK HER EVERY MOVE--AND A GROWING ATTRACTION TO ALEC MAY COMPROMISE HER SAFETY. REGAN MUST DISCOVER WHO HAS TURNED HER PRIVATE REVENGE FANTASIES INTO GRISLY REALITY.
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An interesting read that keeps you interested. The premise is strange and unique which I think lends itself to being a better book that it might have been. The characters in this book from the series appeared more predictable.
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A VERY Suspenseful read. I Loved it! ^_^
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I love this author and I enjoyed this book. This is a very enjoyable series.
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very good
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Hotel heiress Regan Hamilton Madison is flirting with danger. She agrees to help a journalist friend expose Dr Lawrence Shields, a shady self-help guru who may have been responsible for the death of one of his vulnerable devotees. Hoping to find some damning evidence, his guests make a list of the people who have hurt or angered them over the years and asks: Would your world be a better place if these people ceased to exist? Treating the exercise as a game, Regan plays along.
The experience is all but forgotten-until the first person on Regan's list turns up dead. Shock turns to horror when another name from her list surfaces as a corpse. While brutal murders seem to stalk Regan's every move, her attraction to the detective assigned to protect her grows. As the menace intensifies and a serial killer circles, Regan must discover who has turned her private revenge fantasies into grisly reality.
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I enjoyed this book, it was the only one I hadn't yet read in the series. Julie Garwood is great at telling a story. She's one of my favorite authors.
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How would you feel if you could get rid of everyone that gave you a hard time. That is what this lady found out in this book, when she lost her murder list and a killer found it. The people on her listed started showing up dead. This is a GREAT book!!!
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Good thriller.
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A compelling mystery. This novel keeps you reading and has some steamy love scenes.
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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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I have always loved Jule Garwood's books and wasn't sure I would like the "new" books she started to write. I was wrong her FBI books are excellent. They have it all, mystery, laughter, low key romance, and excellent characters that keep reappearing in other books.
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Chicago detective Alec Buchanan is FBI bound,but he first must complete one last assignment: acting as a glorified bodygaurd to hotel heiress Regan Madison.The gorgeous exec has become entangled in some deadly business. Someone has e-mailed her a graphic crime scene photo- and the victim is no stranger
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Great book! Very funny!
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Predictable, but good.
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A good romanctic suspence novel That will keep you guessing until the end.
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This is the first book I've read by Julie Garwood and I'm definitely hooked. The plot was great and the characters well developed.
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i love this book alec is so yummy i love the entire buchanan series so far
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When Regan decides to help her friends nail a swindler, people on her "Murder List" start dying. The detective assigned to protect her wants to do more than just protect. Regan doesn't want all the fuss her 3 brothers are making, but the detective is a different story.
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Everything Julie Garwood does is great.
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Easy reading. Each chapter left me wanting to read the next one and forget about going to bed. Suspense and Romance.
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mystery/romance
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Evil is on the hunt and Julie Garwood tickles it with romantic suspense as only she can
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Excellent. Loved it!! Julie Garwood at her best.
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while murder seems to stalk regan's every move her attraction to the detective assigned to protect her.
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Everybody she's mad at ends up dead! Good read
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Good mystery.
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Keeps you guessing until the end.
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A good romantic mystery,about an heiress trying to help a journalist friend expose a murderer. Very enjoyable
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a quick read with interesting characters
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This more of a romantic story, more about the personal like of Regan then the cop assigned to protect her, wahla, love! The suspense part is not the edge of the seat thriller you might want, be prepared for romance instead of a thrilling suspenseful read.
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Great Book I couldn't put it down
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Another good Julie Garwood suspense novel. Good reading trying to figure out the ending.
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Great book, just like all her others I have read so far.
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Very good.
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UNABRIDGED 8 audio cassette reading of the book.
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Wow, I really liked this book. I had a hard time putting it down. I stayed up really late just to finish it. It was worth being tired the next day.
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a GOOD whodunit. Great cast of characters, and a little romance mixed in. Enjoyable read.
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Great book!
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One of my favorite authors, she writes skillfully and with humor.
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GREAT BoOK!!!!
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Excellent story, wonderful characters. Another fine example of Julie Garwood's amazing story telling ability.
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Fun, but not her best.
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It has nail biting thrills, drama and romantic suspense! Keeps you reading and reading; very good.
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Hotel heiress Regan Madison must discover who has turned her private revenge fantasies into grisly realities.
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It was a stupid seminar exercise to begin with, but Regan Madison certainly never expected it to result in murder. While helping her wannabe investigative reporter friend check out a sleazy con man, Regan winds up participating in Dr. Shields' "make a murder list" exercise. After placing names of people you despise on the list, you are supposed to burn it. However, Regan is attacked while leaving the hotel and her list ends up in the hands of a psycho killer who decides to make it real.

The FBI has already drafted Chicago detective Alec Buchanan, and he is more than happy to turn in his resignation. However, Regan's wealthy and powerful older brothers request protection for her and Alec gets the assignment. Although he's not supposed to interfere with the actual murder investigation, Alec can't resist turning over some rocks.
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This book was very good!! People from Regan's Murder List start dying. Who done it? !!
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If you like nail-biting thrills, edge of your seat drama, romantic suspence, you'll love this book.
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NY Times Bestseller. Good Mystery/Murder novel.
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Hotel heiress REgan Hamilton Madison is flirting with danger. She agrees to help a journalist friend expose Dr. Lawrence Sheilds, a shady self-help guru who may have been responsible for the death of one of his vulnerable devotees. Hoping to find some damning evidence, Regan attends a Shields seminar, where the doctor has his guest make a list of the people who have hurt or angered them over the years and asks: Would your world be a better place if these people ceased to exist? Treating the exercise as a game, Regan plays along.
The experience is all but forgotten-until the first person on Regan's list turns up dead. Shock turns to horror when another name from her list surfaces as a corpse. While brutal murders seem to stalk Regan's every move, her attraction to the detective assigned to protect her grows. As the menace intensifies and a serial killer circles, Regan must discover who has turned her private fantasies into grisly reality.
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Hotel heiress Regan Hamilton Madison is flirting with danger. She agrees to help a journalist friend expose a shady self help guru woh may have been responsible for the death of one of his devotees.
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great book
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Regan was helping a journalist friend expose the con game of a self-help guru who preys on lonely women. During a seminar of Dr. Shields's, she (and everyone else) does a little exercise of creating a list of people who had hurt or deceived them. Regan is shocked when people on her list begin dying!
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Regan Madison agrees to help a journalist expose Dr. Lawrence Shields, a shady self-help guru who may have been responsible for the death of one of his vulnerable devotees. Regan attends a Shields seminar where the doctor has his guests make a list of the people who have hurt or angered them over the years and asks: Would your world be a better place if these people ceased to exist? Regan plays along and soon forgets about it until the people on her list starts turning up dead.
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Hotel heiress Regan Hamilton Madison is flirting with danger. She agrees to help a journalist friend expose Dr. Lawrence Shields, a shady self-help guru who may have been responsible for the death of one of his vulnerable devotees. Hoping to find some damning evidence, Regan attends a Shields seminar, where the doctor has his guests make a list of the people who have hurt or angered them over the years and asks: Would your world be a better place if these people ceased to exist? Treating the exercise as a game, Regan plays along. The experience is all but forgotten--until the first person on Regan's list turns up dead. Shock turns to horror when another name from her list surfaces as a corpse. While brutal murders seem to stalk Regan's every move, her attraction to the detective assigned to protect her grows. As the menace intensifies and a serial killer circles, Regan must discover who has turned her private revenge fantasies into grisly reality.
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Hotel heiress Regan Hamilton Madison is flirting with danger. She agrees to help a journalist friend expose Dr. Lawrence Shields, a shady self-help guru who may have been responsible for the death of one of his vulneralbe devotees. Hoping to find some damning evidence, Regan attends a Shields seminar, where the doctor has his gursts make a list of the people who have hurt or angered them over the years and asks:
Would your world be a better place if these people ceased to exist?
Treating the exercise as a game, Regan plays along.
The experience is all but forgotten - until the first person on Regan's list turns up dead. Shock turns to horror when another name from her list surfaces as a corpse. While brutal murders seem to stalk Regan's every move, her attraction to the detective assigned to protect her grows. As the menace intensifies and a serial killer circles, Regan must discover who has turned her private revenge fantasies into grisly reality.
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Regan Hamilton Madison is perfect. Shes gorgeous ("a knockout with those full, luscious lips, to say nothing about the soft curves and long legs") but doesnt seem to be aware of it. Shes rich (her family owns a hotel empire), but as head of her familys foundation, she spends her time giving money away. She even drives an old car. She doesnt have a boyfriend, but she does have a stalker, a psychopath bent on killing her. Enter Alec Buchanan, a smart detective who just happens to be perfect himself. Hes gorgeous, "scruffysexyhe had impeccable manners, was obviously well-educated, and had a sense of humor." And he doesnt have a lover either. Regan draws up the titular murder list at the request of a guru/messiah who preys on "rich but lonely vulnerable women" (its supposed to be cathartic) and who is the villain of a subplot. Although Regan is much too nice to want to murder anybody, she whimsically makes a list of the people shed like to remove from her radar screen. When the people on Regans list begin to die, though, the plot moves into high gear. By that time the reader is pages ahead of the clearly telegraphed plot developments, and even the real mysterieswhy Regan? who is the psycho killer?are solved by the reader long before the characters see the light. Bestseller Garwood (Killjoy, etc.) has her shining moments, but she serves up a predictable woman-in-peril suspense novel this time around.
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hotel heiress Regan Hamilton Madison is flirting with danger. She agrees to help a journalist friend expose Dr. Lawrence Shields, a shady self-help guru who may have been responsible for the death of one of his vulnerable devotees. Hoping to find some damning evidence, regan attends a Shields seminar, where the doctor has his quest make a list of the people who have hurt or angered them over the years and asks; Would your world be a better place if these people ceased to exist? Treating the exercise as a game, Regan plays along. The experience is all but forgotten--until the first person on Regans list turns of dead. Shock turns to horror when another namr from her list surfaces as a corpse. While brutal murders seem to stalk Regan's every move, her attraction to the detective assigned to protect her grows. As the menace intensifies and a serial killer circles, Regan must discover who has turned her private revenge fantasies into grisly reality.
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I ENJOYED READING THIS BOOK.
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Hotel Heiress Regan Hamilton Madison is flirting with danger. She agrees to help a journalist friend epose Dr. Lawrence Shields, a shady self=help guru who may have been responsible for the death of one of his vulnerable devotees.
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Hotel heiress Regan Hamilton Madison is flirting with danger. She agrees to help a journalist friend expose Dr. Lawrence Shields, a shady self-help guru who may have been responsible for the death of one of his vulnerable devotees. Hoping to find some damning evidence, Regan attends a Sheilds seminar, where the doctor has his guests make a list of the people who have hurt or angered them over the years and asks: "Would your world be a better place if these people ceased to exist?" Treating the exercise as a game, Regan plays along.
The experience is all but forgotten--until the first person on Regan's list turns up dead. Shock turns to horror when another name from her list surfaces as a corpse. Regan must discover who has turned her private revenge fantasies into grisly reality.
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Hotel heiress Regan Hamilton Madison is flirting with danger. She agrees to help a journalist friend expose Dr. Lawrence Shields, a shady self-help guru who may have been responsible for the death of one of his vulnerable devotees. Hoping to find some damning evidence, Regan attends a Shields seminar, where the doctor has his guests make a list of the people who have hurt or angered them. Treating the exercise as a game, Regan plays along.
Then the first person on Regan's list turns up dead. Shock turns to horrow when another name from her list surfaces as a corpse. While brutal murders seem to stalk Regan's every move, her attraction to the detective assigned to protect her grows. As the menace intensifies and a serial killer circles, Regan must discover who has turned her private revenge fantasies into grisly reality.