Twice she added that the character flushed the toilet. Series Note: Hard to say whether this could be read as a standalone. I was born and grew up in the South and am a sixth generation Alabamian. She was born on December 23, 1946 in Tuscumbia, Alabama, United States to Walter D. And this writing style is bugging me more than usual because I really don't like the reader's overly sappy cadence and inflection. The writing is a little annoying because of its super detailed style, pointing out the obvious, telling not showing, and repeating topics over and over again. Only the killer knows their sins, and who will be the next to die at midnight.
It has set-up the next book where Maleah and Derek will try to find out who is killing Powell agents. Sheriff Mike Birkett, her high-school sweetheart, has avoided Lorie since she returned to Dunmore, but when investigators uncover her connection to a string of recent murders, he's drawn into a case that's terrifyingly personal. As this was the first book in this series, I felt like there was a book before this one that I had not read. On the other hand, what I read about each of those characters was very good. You'll need cliffs notes to follow all the characters, secondary storylines, and random weird mention of characters. But as the notes become more personal, Lorie is running scared.
Lorie has done everything since then to remake her life, and forget her past, even if those people of the small town that she returned to will not. I loved the mystery and the way I couldn't figure out the killer until the very end. Lorie Hammonds has a past that she is not proud of her past. Heroine starts getting death threats. There was just so much going on with all the many characters in the I am having a hard time putting my thoughts in order to comment about this book. The romance between them was so-so.
It's a waste of time. It is not so predictable and formulaic as other books. I did like the characters. Sheriff Mike Birkett, Lorie's ex-lover has been avoiding her, but when investigators uncover Lorie's connection to a string of recent murders, he's drawn into a case that's becoming terrifyingly personal. It could have been removed and saved for the next book in the series, maybe used as a teaser at the end of the novel. It was set in her hometown of Tuscumbia.
The characters are annoying and I wnet from disliking the romance to downright hating it. It just amazes me how the author continues to keep coming up with these amazing plot ideas. Right away they assign her a bodyguard. Even up to the last there were two choices that left me unable to determine the killer. By the age of nine she'd penned her first novel. The second is an assassin murdering and muti I thought this book was a first in a series but while reading there are a ton of characters with back stories unrelated to the current plot. As she battles to unearth a deadly secret, will she be able to save herself before time runs out for good? But is Lorie all that she seems? But as the notes become more personal, Lorie starts running scared.
They also insist on contacting Sheriff Mike Birkett to let him know what is happening. It turns out that Lorie's past is coming back to bite her, big time. I loved that Barton kept me thinking and wondering and trying to figure it out. I should possibly have taken notes. Mike's never been able to forgive Lorie for what she did or get over her being in one porn film.
And speaking of plots, there are actually two separate plots. How did it feel when you saw your book in print for the first time? Soon Lorie's will be the last name left on his list. Unfortunately, I only got into the first forty pages before I put the book down. So she naturally reports the letters to the police. Series Note: Hard to say whether this could be read as a standalone. To a certain point the variety is good, enhances the story, but this book had a little too much and it was a little distracting.
I did enjoy it though and we get a lot of Nic and Griff which is why I am moving along in this series. Only the killer knows their sins, and who will be the next to die at midnight! That was the best pat of the book, for me the suspense plot. As she battles to unearth a deadly secret, will she be able to save herself before time runs out for good? I liked that at the beginning of the book there was a separation or two main couples that the book follows, one with Mike and Lorie and one with Maleah and Derek. After leaving the military, they settled back home in Alabama. I'm also mildly annoyed over the storylines left open. On the other hand, what I read about each of those characters was very good. On one hand I could see where he was coming from about Lorie.