Title: Midnight Fear by Leslie Tentler
The Chasing Evil Trilogy Book 2
Publisher: Harlequin Mira
Genre: Romantic, Suspense
Length: 432 pages
Book Rating: B+
Review Copy Obtained from Publisher Through NetGalley
“I trusted you, Caity”
The still of the night is once again shattered by Caitlyn Cahill’s recurring nightmare—her brother standing before her, gripping a butcher knife, his eyes black with hatred. Two years ago, the former Washington, D.C., socialite defied her powerful senator father and risked the ruin of her family by helping the FBI link her troubled brother to a string of horrific murders. “The Capital Killer” was sent to prison for life…and Caitlyn’s entire world fell apart.
Now, FBI agent Reid Novak is forced to rend the peace Caitlyn has found on a rural Virginia horse farm. A copycat killer is on the loose and slowly toying with Caitlyn—his ultimate target—in a terrorizing cat–and–mouse game. Almost destroyed two years ago by Caitlyn’s family, not to mention the Capital Killer’s haunting final murder, Reid vows to save the woman he’s never forgotten or die trying.
Midnight Fear by Leslie Tentler’s is a gripping murder mystery with many unpredictable plot twists. While it is the second installment of the Chasing Evil trilogy, it can easily be read as a standalone novel.
Caitlyn Cahill and Reid Novak are multi-faceted characters that bring Midnight Fear vibrantly to life. The glimpses into Reid’s personal life are compelling and reveal a great deal about his character. Caitlyn’s interactions with her serial killer brother are disturbing yet incredibly insightful. Caitlyn and Reid’s romance is subtle and understated.
Ms. Tentler skillfully weaves together a complex story of murder and intrigue. Various subplots keep Midnight Fear moving at a brisk pace. Ms. Tentler’s use of several red herrings makes guessing the killer’s identity a virtually impossible task.
Midnight Fear is a multi –layered novel with three dimensional and sympathetic characters. The chilling look inside the mind of a serial killer will haunt readers long after Midnight Fear reaches its stunning conclusion.
This review was originally posted at The Readers Roundtable