Killing Me Softly

Killing Me Softly FIRST YOU DRINK THEN YOU DIE The Nightcap Strangler who terrorized the town of Shadow Falls sixteen years ago has finally been executed Case closed Until Bryan Kendall s lover is murdered in the no

  • Title: Killing Me Softly
  • Author: Maggie Shayne
  • ISBN: 9780778327936
  • Page: 500
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • FIRST YOU DRINK, THEN YOU DIE The Nightcap Strangler, who terrorized the town of Shadow Falls sixteen years ago, has finally been executed Case closed Until Bryan Kendall s lover is murdered in the notorious killer s unique style and the rookie cop stands accused Has someone committed the perfect copycat crimeor was the wrong man put to death A continent away, DawnFIRST YOU DRINK, THEN YOU DIE The Nightcap Strangler, who terrorized the town of Shadow Falls sixteen years ago, has finally been executed Case closed Until Bryan Kendall s lover is murdered in the notorious killer s unique style and the rookie cop stands accused Has someone committed the perfect copycat crimeor was the wrong man put to death A continent away, Dawn Jones hears that her first love has been accused of murder and knows that only she can help him But to do so, she ll have to face the very fears that drove them apart.Together they ll work to uncover secrets someone s willing to kill to keep, and renew a love as dangerous as it is inevitable And their best lead is the girl found dead in Bryan s bed, reeking of whiskey poured down her throat before her killer squeezed it shut A killer who thinks that Dawn, too, could use one last drink

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    1. Good story, slowly solving the mystery of a serial killer while on the run from police and the killerORY BRIEF:Dawn’s father was psychic. Somehow when he died five years ago his gifts were passed to Dawn. She began seeing and talking to ghosts, and she couldn’t make it stop. So she ran away from Vermont and made a new life for herself in California. She left her teenage sweetheart Bryan. Since then she has been taking tranquilizers and alcohol to stop the ghosts. Bryan became a cop. Nick, an [...]

    2. Wow, I simply loved this book and let me tell you that says something because, I’m one that loves my books with quite a bit of steamy romance in them, but this one didn’t give me that, nope. I know your saying so what kept me reading? Well it was because the story was so freaking amazing I was on the edge of my seat trying to figure out who was killing these women and why and then the story turned again to where you suspected someone else OMG, it was just an amazing ride one I wont never for [...]

    3. ★★★✩✩ Guessed the killer almost instantly. Which is a good thing, in a way, as it made total sense and wasn't some contrived convoluted unrealistic twist. I like this writer and will read more in the series.

    4. After a rather long wait, it was great to finally get to read Dawn's story. I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but Shayne delivered a story that I enjoyed.Series Note:I think it would be pertinent to give some background info here. This trilogy, and particularly this first book, connect to Shayne's "Mordecai Young" romantic suspense trilogy.It's been quite a while since I read that initial series so my details may be a little off - in the MY series, Dawn Jones is a 18-ish young woman w [...]

    5. It’s not often that I get out of my cozy comfort zone of reading Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance books, but there are time when i am really glad I did and this definitely one of those times.Killing me Softly is a straight out Whodunit book with a Romance and a bit of supernatural thrown in for good measure. All those ingredients make a great, fast paced and thrilling ride that I am really glad I decided to join.Dawn escaped Shadow Falls 5 years ago, when her insane father died and passed [...]

    6. Book #12 of 2011I wanted this to be a better book than it was. The writing was fairly decent and the characters were likeable enough, but it was just rather obvious to me who the bad guy was. Right from the start. And, I suppose that I could believe that the characters wouldn't suspect this individual, and if it hadn't been so obvious as a reader who it was, it would have been a better book. I mean, these kind of suspense books work a certain way, right? At some point, the reader is introduced t [...]

    7. This is the first book that I have read by Maggie Shayne, and I really liked the story. It had drama and mystery and kept me glued to the pages. Dawn was not a favorite character for me because she appeared to be self absorbed. Sure she had some issues, and although she had a supporting family, she chose to run from them and her problems. There was so much talk of her ghost whispering skills and I was disappointed that I didn't get to see them in action.Bryan I immediately liked. He was a good g [...]

    8. More like 3.5 stars. I found the story interesting and the fact that she wove a realistic relationship in, I give her kudos. I hate when an author makes characters fall "in love" and get engaged in a matter of days. The serial killer aspect was not generic either.

    9. Originally reviewed at smexybooks-smexybooks/2010/08/revOlivia Dupree has been hiding in Shadow Falls for 16 years. Never getting to close to anyone. When a man is brought to the hospital with a gunshot and her business card is in his pocket, Olivia assumes it is Aaron Westhaven, a recluse author she had invited to speak at her university. Only, Aaron doesn't remember who he is or why he is there. When Olivia is the victim of a break in, Aaron comes to the rescue and her past is suddenly brought [...]

    10. I count on Maggie Shayne to give me a thriller with hot sex scenes thrown in. Some of the book was a bit cliched, and I still enjoyed reading it.Dawn is a specialty mechanic in California. Bryan is her former high school sweetheart back home in Vermont.Off-duty cop Bryan finds a dead body in his bed - apparently killed by a copycat of the Shadow Falls Strangler, said Strangler having recently died in prison.Dawn's mom, now married to Bryan's dad, calls Dawn to come home for moral support. She he [...]

    11. One of the Laws of Nature states that in order to have a good thriller/suspense novel, the serial killer must have an incredible name. I don’t think that there is a better one out there than the “Killing Me Softly” Nightcap Strangler. It brings up images of men in robes enjoying scotch and murder, waiting until nightfall to creep and kill. It’s Halloween costume ready, even. Names aside, this EZ reader had the extreme pleasure to review Maggie Shayne’s new book “Killing Me Softly” [...]

    12. I gave this book a 3.5 due to many things. First off I have wanted Dawns story since she was that smart mouth teen in Thicker Than Water (the first book of the Mordecai Young series). I was kind of disappointed for many reasons. I will not state them all because it might spoil the story for those that still wish to read it.I was upset that she ran away in the last book. This book takes place roughly 5 years after that. Dawn now is 24 living in Cali as a specialty mechanic. She gets a call from B [...]

    13. For those of you who are fans of Maggie Shayne the H and h in this one met in their teens in Colder Than Ice which is book #2 in the Mordeci Young series, which is about their respective parents. It was a pretty decent series but not as good as her earlier paranormals. The heroine, Dawn Jones is the daughter of Mordeci Young who was a psychic cult leader and killer and one of his young followers, Beth. (view spoiler)[Dawn gets her father's "gift" of communicating with the dead and it causes her [...]

    14. First of all if you haven't read the parent series (Mordecai Young), you really need to read that before you attempt this series as the heroine of Killing Me Softly is the daughter of the serial killer, Mordecai Young.That said, I was rather disappointed in this story. The characters were all flat and one dimensional. And there was absolutely zero spark between the hero and heroine. Apparently they had a hot and heavy relationship that was destroyed when Dawn up and left town without telling Bry [...]

    15. (3.5)Two or three months ago a co-worker and I got to talking about books. She proceeded to tell me about this book series. It sounded too violent so I wasn't crazy about reading them. Days later we ended up doing a bookswap. She lent me this book and I lent her Ted Dekker's Thr3e. Well, needless to say I sat on it for quite a long time. Then finally I picked it up last night and read it straight through (thanks to my husband who ended up taking care of the kids all night). This was a gripping t [...]

    16. Sixteen years ago, Shadow Falls was terrorized by a serial killer, called The Nightcap Strangler. The now retired, Nick Di Marco, made a name for himself capturing the serial killer, writing a book and got a movie deal. Bryan Kendall woke up on the floor, following a late night party, and went back to bedy to find his girlfriend Bette dead. Her manner of death, looks a lot like The Nightcap Strangler. To everyone else, it looks like Bryan is the killer. Nick Di Marco, Bryan's mentor, comes out o [...]

    17. While I prefer Maggie Shayne's paranormal series, I highly enjoy her thriller romance novels as well. The romance between Dawn and Bryan kept me on edge, which is great. I kept wanting it delved into a little more, but the way it was done showed how the characters matured (they're about 24 here, which is young for most modern romance novels). The story revolves around Bryan and Dawn. Fives years before the novel, Dawn and Bryan had been in love, but she left town--and Bryan--without a word, tryi [...]

    18. What I loved: This was a great read from beginning to end. The characters were engaging, the story was riveting, and the pace was steady through out the whole book. I don't know if I have ever read another Maggie Shayne novel but I will be looking up her other books after reading this one.Why it only got a 4: I figured out who did it about half way through. I did enjoy watching the characters figure it out but I kept hoping it wasn't the obvious choice. Also, the first part of the book I felt li [...]

    19. After reading the Mordecai Young Series, and hoping tht there was going to be another series spin off tht one. It finally came true, I always wondered what happend with Bryan and Dawn, and I was not disappointed with this book. My husband was deployed when I bought this book and I had two small children at home, I went home from the book store and waited til I got the kids put to sleep I usually read about an hour or two after the kids went to bed at 8 pm for some me timewell I finally dragged m [...]

    20. Despite correctly identifying the Nightcap Strangler with less than 20% of the book completed, I found Killing Me Softly a very satisfying read. I think that part of the reason is that even though the reader may have guessed the identity of the serial killer, you are caught up in the story as the killings continue and the good guys slowly close in on the culprit. I loved the romance between Dawn Jones and Bryan Kendall which came across as completely believable and can't wait to discover the res [...]

    21. This was my first book by this author and it was pretty good. I liked the paranormal/psychic aspect that was thrown in. Dawn inherited her abilities from her father who basically went insane and started killing people. She has since turned to Ativan and vodka to block out her psychic powers. She ignores her powers for years until she returns to her hometown to help her childhood sweetheart on his murder case. He is being accused because his current girlfriend is found strangled in his bed while [...]

    22. Who do I recommend to? This is a very simple, easy read, good for a quick pick up and devour.Why did I read it? I have enjoyed Maggie Shayne in the past.My Rambles:This was a fun, quick, and refreshing read. I admit, I didn't have the mystery fully figured out, but then again I am usually pretty slow on the uptake. The mystery itself was good, but I did feel that both Brian and Dawn were a little naive and young. Not that there is anything wrong with that, I guess I have just become jaded. It oc [...]

    23. Well, I have to say that I am disappointed. The book is a fast read, maybe because not a whole lot happens. We follow two people on the run and trying to clear one of them from charges of murder. They discover a lot of new clues, but even without them, I knew who the killer was almost from the start. There really were not any other possibles. There were all sorts of odd things brought up, one of the victims had recently had a baby for example, that led no where in the story. The love story was s [...]

    24. I found this book to be good, but not great. The storyline with the main characters trying to discover the identity of a serial killer just isn't something that appeals to me. That being said I really liked the relationship between Bryan and Dawn. You have Dawn who ran away to California trying to escape her gift of being able to speak with the dead due to her belief that it drove her father crazy. Then you have Bryan who is a heartbroken cop whose life gets turned upside down when he is suspect [...]

    25. Maggie Shayne's "Killing Me Softly" kept me turning pages till the end. This story was about a serial killer who tries to frame a rooky-cop for the resurgence of his murder spree, even though someone else had been convicted of his crimes and had recently died in prison. I figured out who the real murderer was pretty early-on in the book, but that didn't prevent me from enjoying the story.One small detail that bothered me about the story was that the killer stands behind the bed of his victims as [...]

    26. Maggie Shayne’s Killing Me Softly begins another great series. Following the adventures of Bryan and Dawn, Maggie gives us another hard to put down story. Bryan is now a rookie cop who woke up from a party the night before to find his now girlfriend dead from what looks like the Nightcap Strangler or at least what all the facts point to. But the Nightcap Strangler is dead, so who is killing? Bryan is number one on the suspect list now. Dawn comes back to help Bryan prove his innocents after be [...]

    27. Killing Me Softly is the first Maggie Shayne novel I've read, but I will follow the rest of this series (and will probably seek out the Mordecai Young trilogy!). I really enjoyed this book, as it combined the mystery with a supernatural edge and just a bit of romance. Maggie Shayne's writing style makes it hard to put this book down, and once I hit the last 100 pages, I just HAD to keep reading. I recommend this book to mystery fans as well as romance fans (there's a good balance of both in this [...]

    28. Not one of my favorites. Honestly, I was a bit disappointed with this one, having read a couple of others by Maggie Shayne. At only 121 pages, I felt a lot of the book was rushed and thrown together. I usually really enjoy a paranormal element in suspense thrillers, but that element in this novel was a bit unrealistic and for lack of a better term. The serial killer's name was a bit cheesy as well, taking the eerie feeling out of it for me. "Sleep with the Lights on" and "Gingerbread Man" by Mag [...]

    29. I just loved this book. So much happened 16 years ago between a 19 year old boy and girl and she had to go away from him because the dead decided the wanted to talk to her. Between the those years the Nightcap Strangler started his killing spree, someone very close to the case. Now, the girl has returned to the man who is a cop and is being set up to take the rap for crimes he never committed. This book has alot of intrigue, want, need, violence and uncontrollable rage. If you get a chance to re [...]

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