When a mysterious package lands on Louisa Hancock's doorstep, the Philadelphia museum curator can hardly anticipate the nightmare that's about to envelop her. The package is addressed to her father - an expert in Viking culture - and inside is a ninth-century sword, a chilling thank-you note, and photos of two dead bodies in a tableau evoking a Nordic funeral. The gruesome images match a recent crime scene. But before the police can investigate the killer's connection to Louisa's father, Ward Hancock vanishes.
Sports bar owner Conor Sullivan wants nothing more than to spend his life with Louisa. Devoted and protective, he refuses to leave her side after her father's disappearance. When a troubled young boxer he's been coaching is suspected of the murders, Conor is pulled in even deeper. Desperate, Louisa and Conor take it upon themselves to find her father, but soon another ritualistic slaying makes it clear there's a Viking-obsessed serial killer on the loose. And he has a new target: Louisa.
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By Trish R. on 20-01-17
Good book, ok narration..
I liked Louisa and Conor in the last book and I still liked them in this one. This was very interesting inasmuch as it was about a serial killer killing people, and in his mind, sending them to Valhalla, where he also wanted to go, with a Valkyrie, of course. And the way the killer talked to Ward, Louisa’s dad, you knew he really believed he was going there AFTER he killed enough people. And he was going with Louisa, once his mind convinced him she was a mythical Shield Maiden Valkyrie. Melinda Leigh writes such looney, loopy, insane, crazy, nutty characters. Ya’ gotta love that!
Then, there was the side story about the gang, and the family that Louisa and Conor helped.
Ouch! What happened to the leader Orion was just so gruesome. It didn’t break up the gang but it sure took care of the leader. AND I’m sure you’ll all be astounded at the twist at the end.
There was nothing sexual in this book but there was one sex scene. Ms. Leigh writes good murder mysteries but she always plops one round of sex in each book, nothing that leads up to it and nothing after it. So, you only have to skim past a few pages if you don’t like sex in your books.
I’m surprised that this book had the same two main characters as the third book, Midnight Betrayal. I mean, Louisa was almost killed in book 3 and she and Conor got their HEA sooo... And speaking of surprises I see that I only reviewed Midnight Betrayal on Audible and NOT on Goodreads. Hmmm, that's kind of crazy of me.
As to the narrator: He didn’t do as nearly as good a job as he did in Midnight Betrayal. His emotions were practically non-existent and his MALE voices were terrible, especially Conor’s voice. His WOMEN’S voices were fine. Go figure.
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By Kindle Customer on 21-08-18
Enjoyed this author, new to me. looking forward to reading more of her. Characters are interesting, easy to follow story while doing something eles.