Violated by Carolyn Arnold
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
FBI Agent Brandon Fisher is one of the main characters of this series. This is the only book in the series I have read, yet I understood who everyone was and the relationships between the characters, possibly not as much had I read the first four books, but well enough to see character development. Not reading the first four didn't interfere with my enjoyment of the book. I liked it.
Agent Paige Dawson, Fisher's former lover, heads to Valencia, California with her new boyfriend, but she's not there just for a vacation. She is there to exact revenge on the man who raped her friend 20 years earlier. The rape started a downward spiral and led to her friend's suicide. Paige says she just wants to talk to him. However, she can't because he has been murdered. Paige is arrested when a neighbor calls the police after she caught her going into the back door of the man's home.
Brandon and his team head out to Valencia to help prove Paige's innocence and to try to find the actual killer. As it turns out, they are looking for a serial killer with a very unusual condition. There are some twists and turns as they try to find the killer before someone else dies, and they think they know who that will be.
I enjoyed this book. It wasn't my favorite, and it didn't blow me away, but I wanted to read to find out what would happen next. That's something a successful author should strive to create: keeping the reader interested. The only thing I didn't like is the back-and-forth from Brandon's point-of-view and Paige's point-of-view. Sometimes I could not tell whose perspective I was hearing or who said what. Otherwise, it was a good book
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