Author: Jaci Burton
Title: The Heart of a Killer
Series: The Killer, Book 1
Release Date: October 18, 2011
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Before the Special Forces hero has even unpacked his bags from twelve years of active duty, he's embroiled in murder—corpses bearing the brutal trademark he's seen only once before—on the worst night of his life.The last time Detective Anna Pallino saw Dante Renaldi, they were in love. Now, he's part of the connection to a string of fresh homicides and a horrible assault Anna only survived thanks to him.
More than anything, Anna wants to trust Dante. But as the bodies and the coincidences stack up, Anna will have to decide, and fast: Is the man she owes her life to the very same one who wants
Can I tell you how excited I was to receive an ARC from Jaci Burton? SUPER EXCITED!!! I even gloated by waving it in front of my webcam while chatting with Daydrmzzz Dawn—to which she responded by waving her ARC at me…yeah, we’re goofy like that ;-) The night of its arrival, I grabbed my chilled glass of Barefoot Moscato and a bowl of Garlic & Herb Triscuits—tiptoed down the hallway past the kids’ rooms and settled in my sanctuary where I could be left alone for hours of reading pleasure. No chocolate with this book ladies, come on, it was an autographed ARC—are you crazy? No chocolate is getting on the pages of this book…nope, not even a little smudge because an OFB (old fashioned book) is not as clean-up friendly as my Kindle.
When I think of an ice cream parlor, teen love and a group of best friends, it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. Well, let me tell you, the warm and fuzzies only lasted until Anna Pallino made a simple trash trip to the ice cream parlor’s dumpster out in the alley. The assault on Anna Pallino in that humid, malodorous, dark alley was life changing not only for her, but for her boyfriend Dante and his three foster brothers, Roman, Jeff and Gabe. For the attacker it was life-ending. Twelve years later the past has finally caught up to the five of them with several copy cat murders leading many to believe Dante is the killer. Anna must choose whether to believe circumstantial evidence or her heart…could it really be Dante—the one who saved her from her attacker so many years ago? The race against time to catch the killer has begun.
I loved Anna’s character as she is willful, brave, intelligent, and kickass in a no holds barred kind of way. Dante made me melt; he is loyal, protective, powerfully sexy, patient and loving. The Heart of a Killer by Jaci Burton was an amazing just-can’t-put-it-down book! I was whisked away by loveable characters, creative plots and scenes. It was chock-full of crime and suspense, as well as playful bantering and romance. If you’re looking for a book with twists and turns that keeps you guessing “who-dunnit” until the very end, you definitely need to put this on your “Must-Read” list – you will not be disappointed!
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