Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Ties That Bind

Title: Ties That Bind
Author: Anne Patrick
Publisher: Awe-Struck Publishing
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ISBN: 978-1-58749- 732-2
Genre: {M/F} Romantic Suspense, Paranormal, Mystery
Rating: Golden Blush Award
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Amazon Nymph

Jo is considered the expert of the experts in profiling serial killers. Her gift allows her to see and feel what a victim feels right before they die and eventually starts getting an idea of what the killer is going to do. Jo goes back to her hometown to help with the murders of decapitated women. She has not been there in almost ten years and is estranged from her mother and older brother.

Austin Garrett took over the position of sheriff after Jo’s father died. He is actually from Los Angeles and had hoped, when he moved, he would not have to deal with the kind of murders he is now facing. Austin takes one look a Jo and can’t believe she is actually an FBI profiler. After some rocky times during this case, he and Jo eventually fall in love with each other.

Anyone that loves intense mystery and suspense stories is going to love Ties That Bind. The author has a way of keeping you on your toes as you read this book. There are so many twists that you will have a difficult time guessing who the killer is. Ms. Patrick keeps you guessing until you get close to the end of the book. I actually guessed wrong, but the man could have been the killer from the clues the author dropped.

This story has a lot of romantic and subtle Christian undertones but they don’t detract from the mystery. I could not put this one down. The evolvement of the relationship that Jo and Austin have is a realistic journey that we have all had at one time. Jo’s relationship with her family also adds to some of the stress she has. I am looking forward to reading other mysteries by this author. Ties That Bind is one book to be placed on every mystery lover’s bookshelf to be read more than once.

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