Thursday, August 10, 2017

Before the Dawn by Cynthia Eden

About Before the Dawn

Print Length: 384 pages
Publisher: HQN Books (August 1, 2017)
The Killer Instinct series from New York Timesbestselling author Cynthia Eden continues as an FBI profiler tracks a case that resurrects ghosts from his past 
Ex-SEAL Tucker Frost knows that the world is full of evil. He saw it in the face of his own brother, Jason Frost, a cold, methodical, sadistic killer. A killer Tucker put down with his own hands in order to save Jason’s final victim—Dawn Alexander, the only girl who got away from the infamous “Iceman.”
It’s Tucker’s up close and personal experience with evil that’s made him perfect for Samantha Dark’s experimental profiling division in the FBI. And when women start turning up murdered with the same MO used by the Iceman, Tucker is sent back to Louisiana to investigate.
Ten full years have passed since the night that Tucker faced down his brother…and since he last saw Dawn, his one-time lover. But as Tucker and Dawn grapple with a desire that never died, they must also face the shared shadow from their pasts. Both have the same question—has Jason Frost come back from the dead to hunt again? And this time, will he succeed in killing the victim who got away?
“Suspenseful, sexy fare that keeps you turning pages until you reach the story’s conclusion.” –RT Book Reviews: on AFTER THE DARK
“Eden expertly twines terror and true love in her second Killer Instinct contemporary romantic thriller…. Eden employs countless red herrings, making it impossible to tell who the real killer is until the book’s end. This winning tale is a tightly plotted, expertly characterized adrenaline rush from start to finish.” –Publishers Weekly STARRED review on Before the Dawn by Cynthia Eden

My Review:
Four Stars
 I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher for review purposes.
Fun! Cynthia Eden has been on my to-read list for a long time and I have finally had a chance to read her. She did not disappoint! The story of Tucker and Dawn is fast-faced and exciting! I have been reading many "second-chance" stories lately and "Before the Dawn" was a perfect edition.  The story is set in New Orleans and the author was able to create the feel of what life in New Orleans would be like.  Tucker and Dawn were a great couple! In the mist of the romance is the search for a serial killer and a great cast of supporting characters.  Personally, for me, the gruesome parts were not my favorite but that is my own personal taste.  "Before the Dawn" was the second book in the series but I was able to easily follow along and still enjoy the story.  Overall, this was a fun and thrilling read couple with a chemistry filled couple.
Cynthia Eden is a New York Times, USA Today, Digital Book World, and IndieReader best-seller.
Cynthia writes dark tales of romantic suspense and sexy paranormal romance novels. She is a three-time finalist for the RITA® award (she was a finalist both in the romantic suspense category and in the paranormal romance category). Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over seventy novels and novellas.
Cynthia lives along the Alabama Gulf Coast. She loves romance novels, horror movies, and chocolate. Her favorite hobbies including hiking in the mountains (searching for waterfalls) and spelunking.
Author's website:  http://www.cynthiaeden.com/