Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Kiss Me, Kill Me-Maggie Shayne

Kiss Me, Kill Me
Maggie Shayne
Mira, Aug 31 2010, $7.99
ISBN: 9780778328087

For sixteen years, Dr. Carrie Overton has hidden a secret about her son from everyone even as she stays fearfully vigil that someone will expose her. Still she knows she has little reason for her trepidation as no one else except the stranger “Ever” who gave her the newborn is privy to her secret, not even her child Sam.

When the identity of a murder victim from sixteen years ago is determined after being misidentified as Sarah Quinlan but now Olivia Dupree, Carrie panics. She knows she can be exposed especially with authorities searching for the deceased woman’s missing offspring; someone also has offered a half million award. Gabriel Cain arrives in Shadow Falls hoping to find the offspring he never met because he never knew he had sired a child. His penetrating quests frighten Carrie as he seems to be closing in on her and her child. As she distrusts Gabe who she knows could destroy her life but most important her heart on two fronts, Carrie finds herself attracted to her natural enemy.

This is an exhilarating romantic suspense that grips the audience with the opening scene from sixteen years ago and never lets up on the tension while also providing a fascinating star-crossed romance between two people who should be beloved enemies. The story line is fast-paced as not only has Gabe arrived, but so has a psychopath tied to the original murder incident. Readers will relish Maggie Shayne’s latest tense thriller (see Kill Me Again).

Harriet Klausner

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