Great book, kept me guessing until the end
Marc Chastain is one of my favorite heros. His seduction of Karen is classic.
This is a short quick read--the story is easy to keep up with, the characters are interesting, BUT there is just so much description--how many ways or times does a person want to read about 'does he love me' 'do I love him' 'hot body' etc. page after page--get on with the story!!
Not a bad book. On par with other romantic suspense novels, though not LH's best. It was hard to like the H at first...well through most of the novel really. But by the end of it, he was, for the most part, likable.
The heroine was great -strong and intelligent with a good dose of common sense. You get a few different characters POV's, but minus the shortness of it, definitely worth spending a credit on:-)
Fast paced. I stayed up all night reading it.
Another Linda Howard fast-paced romantic suspense. After the death of her mother, Karen is informed of her father's murder in New Orleans and goes to identify the body. Meanwhile, his murderers are after her, believing she may have been given the book they killed her father for. A handsome New Orleans detective makes the story vastly more interesting.
good mystery, Howard really shines at this
This was the book to get me back to reading Linda Howard again. I haven't read any of her books for almost 10 years. It was a very quick and short read. I really like the male lead but the female lead wasn't as memorable. There was not enough time to develop the romance and as the story took place in less than one week. This book could have been longer by another 100 pages. But I enjoyed the story enough to start looking for Linda Howard books again.
As a nurse, Karen Whitlaw has seen more than the average person, but even she isn't prepared to identify the body of the father she hasn't seen since she was 13. The local detective on the case, Marc Chastain, informs Karen that her father, who was homeless, has been murdered. Still grief stricken over the recent death of her mother, Karen isn't prepared to examine her feelings about her father and his absence from her life. She is willing to accept that he was the victim of street crime until her home is burglarized and she becomes the target for some frightening "accidents." Whoever killed her father is after her, and the only hope she has for discovering why must lie in the notebook that Karen's father mailed to her mother shortly before his death.
Another great one by Linda Howard. If you like Linda Howard, you will love this one!
You can't go wrong with a Linda Howard book.
Still reeling from her mother's recent death, Karen Whitlaw is stunned when she receives a package containing a mysterious notebook from her estranges father, whom she has barely seen since his return from the Vietnam War decades ago. Then, a shocking phone call: Karen's father has been murdered on the gritty streets of New Orleans.
Another great thriller from Linda Howard. If you've enjoyed any of her other work you'll like this one. Well worth a read.
Still reeling from her mother's recent death, Karen Whitlaw is stunned when she receives a package containing a mysterious notebook from her estranged father. She has barely seen him since his return from the Vietnam War over twenty years ago and doesn't know what he could have to share with her now. She puts the notebook away and forgets about it until she receives a shocking phone call. Her father has been murdered on the gritty streets of New Orleans.
At first, homicide detective Marc Chastain considers the murder nothing more than street violence against a homeless man, and Karen just another woman who couldn't take the time to care for her father. But something about the crime just doesn't add up, including the beautiful Karen Whitlaw. Far from the cold woman he expected, Karen is warm and passionate. She is also in serious danger.
Karen is shocked by her immediate and unwelcome attraction to the charming, smooth-voiced detective. But when her home is burglarized and "accidents" begin to happen, she turns to him for help. Together they unravel a disturbing story of politics, power, and murder and face a killer who will stop at nothing to get his hands on her father's secrets
Perfect gift for your 'valentine'