Review: Deadly Fear by Cynthia Eden

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Review: Deadly Fear by Cynthia Eden

FBI Special Agent Monica Davenport has made a career out of profiling serial killers. But getting inside the twisted minds of the cruel and the sadistic has taken its toll: She's walled herself off from the world. Yet Monica can't ignore fellow agent Luke Dante, the only man who ever broke through her defenses.

Luke has the unique ability to put victims at ease...professionally, he and Monica made a perfect team. Now they're reunited to catch a murderer who uses his victims' deepest, darkest fears for sport - but their investigative skills aren't enough. Luke and Monica will have to face the secrets from their past, the ones that terrify them the most, if they are to have a future together.



Title: Deadly Fear
Author: Cynthia Eden
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Avenging Angel, Alpha One, Sharpshooter, Mine to Keep
Series: Deadly
Published by Grand Central Publishing
Published: August 1, 2010
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 402
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: three-flames
Cynthia Eden
I still remember reading this book so clearly. Laurie at Bitten by Paranormal Romance loaned it to me. It was even my very first romantic suspense read. I own the other two books in the series even though I have never moved on to them. I think I need to get to em. This review originally posted January 14, 2011.


I love watching crime shows. I think I watch all of them. I always figure out who the criminal is early on. I DID NOT figure out the who done it with this one. Deadly Fear is a great start to what I believe will be a remarkable series. I am looking forward to reading more of the Deadly books.
Monica and Luke have a history with each other. They meet while they were both in FBI training at Quantico. Apparently while training they spent their spare time between the sheets having some amazingly hot sex. Now due to a transfer in FBI divisions Luke will be working with Monica. The moment these two characters are put in the same room with each other the reader can feel the sexual tension between them. I do not like rekindling in romance novels. This however did not feel like a rekindle to me. Luke never lost his attraction to Monica, they were not in a relationship per se and Monica never lost the attraction she had towards Luke.  Both characters have secrets in their pasts that prevented them from forgoing a relationship. 
Once Monica and Luke arrive in Jasper County Mississippi to investigate two murders that the local Sherriff believes to be a serial things really heat up between them. Monica is immediately drawn into the serial killers twisted games. The amount of suspense in this book is great. Every event leads you to suspect a different outcome or suspect a different a different person as the guilty party. At one point I even thought it was possible that multiple people were involved. This twisted serial killer views his sick murders as a game. His evil dark game keeps the reader entrapped in this book to the point that it cannot be put down and you have to keep reading.   
Cynthia Eden
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