Title: Midnight Obsession
In Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh’s edgy new thriller, Louisa Hancock thought she was safe…but there’s a new killer in town.
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.
Author: Melinda Leigh
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Midnight Sacrifice, She Can Scream, She Can Hide, He Can Fall
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Midnight Sacrifice, Midnight Betrayal
Published by Montlake Romance Source: Publisher
Published: January 3, 2017
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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I knew going into Midnight Obsession that I’d enjoy the book. I was a little skeptical about revisiting a couple that had already had their happily ever after shared though. This is something different for me and I honestly didn’t know how I’d feel about another book where Louisa and Conor were the main characters. True to any Melinda Leigh book I thoroughly enjoyed the read.
Of course my favorite aspect of the book was the page time within the killers mind. The killer here has a very interesting (completely unhealthy) obsession and his end goal involves both of the Ward Doctors, and a Valkyrie because why not. The suspense stays ratcheted up for the entire book. There’s a serial killer on the loose and Conor has managed caught the attention of a gang simply by being the kind hearted helpful man that he is. The only thing Louisa and Conor really want is a little bit of peace and quite so they can get to know each other without the drama of simply trying to stay out of a police station.
The research aspect for Leigh with this book had to have been fascinating. She goes deep into the history of Vikings and some of their rituals. The way she ties it in to what the killer is up to made for some page turning intensity. As always Melinda gave her readers a great romantic suspense to get lost in.