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Color Coded Reading Challenge - Brown


Brown-Eyed GirlBrown-Eyed Girl by Mariah Stewart
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

I read romance, but I tend to stay away from romantic suspense, it's just not my thing.  I find too often that the suspense is just a catalysis to throw the characters together with out ever really contributing to the plot.  There are a few authors who write really great suspense stories and oh yea there's a lot of romance.  Mariah Stewart is now one of those authors I'll read for this reason.

I picked up the book because it was the only "brown" titled book that sounded interested in my library system. The plot seemed like it could have been the flip side of a Criminal Minds episode, and I really like that show.

Anyway Leah's sister Missy disappeared forever ago and now this serial killer is contacting her with information about her sister's disappearance.  Before she can get any information out of him he's killed in jail (shortly before his execution).  So Leah goes to see Ethan who wrote a book on the serial killer.  She gets to his place, he's not there and she kind of falls for his family.  Ethan is not please to see her, but they come to terms and he'll help her the best he can...and this is where the whole suspense kicks in and completely hooked me.

There were great sub plots and secondary characters.  I like who we get the killer's perspective but I would have liked maybe a little bit more towards the end with the twist.


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