Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Review: The Gathering Dusk by Cynthia Eden

Title: The Gathering Dusk
Series: Killer Instinct
Author: Cynthia Eden
Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: January 1, 2017
Publisher: HQN

When untried FBI profiler Samantha Dark is face-to-face with a killer, there's no room for fear. Her best weapon is her instincts. Those same dark impulses that allow her to get inside the mind of a murderer, to locate victims—or to pull the trigger before she's next. She can't afford to have those instincts clouded by anything...especially her far-too-sexy new partner.

Former SEAL Blake Gamble plays everything by the book. Except, of course, when it comes to the increasingly simmering attraction between them. But when a vengeful serial killer targets them both, Samantha once again reaches into the sinister, shadowed part of herself. Even as she begins to fear that the only way to catch this killer is to become one...

My rating:

An obvious prequel (thanks to the supposedly cliffhanger-y ending, which I found too predictable, and having read the blurb for the next book in the series, my prediction has been confirmed), dangling information about the heroine without revealing anything...Sometimes it works, most of the times I find it annoying. This one was the annoying kind with all the tidbits about secrets, blah blah blah.

The suspense could've worked if it were longer, the "unrequited attraction" between the two leads was lukewarm at best...I don't think I'll continue with this series.


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