SUMMARY ´ The Drowned Girls Angie Pallorino #1

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SUMMARY ´ The Drowned Girls Angie Pallorino #1 ´ He surfaced two years ago Then he disappeared But Detective Angie Pallorino never forgot the violent rapist who left a distinctive calling card—crosses etched into the flesh of his victim’s foreheads When a comatose Jane Doe is found in a local cemetery sexually assaulted mutilated Partner James Maddocks a man she’d met the night before in an intense anonymous encounter Together Angie and Maddocks agree to put that night behind them But as their search for the killer intensifies so does their mutual desire And Angie’s forays into the mind of a monster shake lose some unsettling secrets about her own past How can she fight for the truth when it turns out her whole life is a l. At over 500 pages I doubted this book could keep the intensity going the whole time but it did It doesn't let up This is a great introduction to a fascinating new character Angie Pallorino Like many protagonists in suspense novels she's damaged but her past is undeniably intriguing and she's a bit sexy too If you prefer your mysteries to have no sex or romance this might not be for you There's some sweet romance but it's also a bit dirty It can get a bit graphic at times in several ways Great detectives are always haunted by unsolved cases the ones who got away For Angie one is a rapist last active a couple of years ago She'd never seen anything like it Everyone was left hoping he'd died or been sent to prison for a different crime but he seems to be back His calling card is a cross etched on the forehead A lock of hair taken away These details were kept from the public but either he's back or someone has a lot of information they shouldn't Wanting to move to the homicide division from sex crimes Angie seeks to prove herself She knows it won't be easy She lost her partner on the job not so long ago and many blame her for the demise of a fine detective The tough road to her goal becomes just a little rocky when she meets her new coworker who happens to be the man she picked up the night before for a one time only fling Oops I'm so excited to read a book with a damaged female detective who manages to still feel fresh and exciting I'm so happy I read a lot of positive reviews about this one which inspired me to pick it up Looking forward to book number two I hope it's as difficult to put down as the first I received a copy of this book from Net Galley and Montlake Romance thank you My review is honest and unbiased

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He surfaced two years ago Then he disappeared But Detective Angie Pallorino never forgot the violent rapist who left a distinctive calling card crosses etched into the flesh of his victim’s foreheads When a comatose Jane Doe is found in a local cemetery sexually assaulted mutilated and nearly drowned Angie is struck by the eerie similarities to her earlier unsolved rapes Could he be back​Then the. If you have yet to experience a Loreth Anne White novel I’m here to tell you you’re missing out She’s proven time and again to this reader she’s not an author that skimps on the details In fact it’s pretty apparent especially with this storyline she put a ton of research and thought into the psyche of her characters the inner workings of the investigation and the underlying religious aspects; while still managing to strike a nice balance between the suspense and romance The one caveat I feel I should mention—this isn’t one I would recommend for the timid ueasy or faint hearted The sex violence gore and depravity is graphic and often grotesue—to the point it gets under your skin and may start to chip away at your sunny outlook You’ll be living and breathing every dark aspect of this complex investigation A sex crimes investigator for the last six years Angie Pallorino is looking to get out To make a move to the homicide unit and leave behind the sordid things she's witnessed and the recent loss of her partner She’s pretty much a badass—fierce fearless and smart—but that’s not to say she doesn’t have a boatload of issues I’m convinced at this point there aren’t many detectives that don’t harbor some type of addiction at least in the fictional world of policing and Angie is no exception Her drug of choice—anonymous sex The situation in which she meets her temporary partner James Maddocks had to be my favorite part of the entire story I've mentioned I’m a total romance junkie right; talk about an unexpected twist of fate On second thought maybe it was the phone call the next morning or the nickname she came up with for him after failing to learn his name that got to me For some reason that nickname made me laugh every time it popped up in her head and even though she chose to keep it to herself I'm convinced Maddocks would have appreciated it Maddocks and Angie are partnered up on a joint task force to take down a serial killer One they believe has escalated from rape to female circumcision and murder There are a host of issues at play here—the fact that Maddocks has been asked to report back on Angie's conduct the hallucinations and flashbacks that render Angie helpless at the most inopportune times and underscoring it all the unwavering chemistry between the two detectivesWhile the meat of this gritty story is the suspense surrounding the case there’s also a healthy side of romance that provides the balance There’s no denying Angie and Maddocks have a crazy intense connection the uestion becomes— is trying to make a relationship work worth the risk Honestly lets be real for a minute though who could resist falling for Maddocks—a gorgeous and genuinely nice guy that happens to be a fixer of sorts rescuer of Jack O and then there’s that nickname again; can’t forget about thatThe setup of the story grabbed me held on for dear life and pretty much demanded I do nothing else but solve this case right alongside Maddocks and Angie They weren’t the only interesting characters in this bunch though Kjel Holgerson Angie’s replacement partner in sex crimes always seemed to have something up his sleeve and hopefully we find out just what it is in The Lullaby Girl along with the answers to all of the other nagging uestion I have Thank you to Montlake Romance and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for an honest review

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The Drowned Girls Angie Pallorino #1Body of a drowned young woman floats up in the Gorge also bearing the marks of the serial rapist and the hunt for a predator becomes a hunt for a killer Assigned to the joint investigative task force Angie is than ready to prove that she has what it takes to break into the all male homicide division But her private life collides with her professional ambitions when she’s introduced to her temporary. 4 StarsI finally finished it It took me forever But it’s not the book It’s the bloody reading slump Anyhow some parts of the book were super engaging and some parts were a little bit less engaging The plot was well developed and interesting And I really liked the writingDespite the fact that this is a police procedural there’s a little bit of romance in it The sex scenes are rare but explicit Personally I liked that The heroine is one badass chick She’s an intelligent and strong woman and a tough detective I love how she’s portrayed as a human being of flesh and blood and not some superheroine with super powers and super strength She's vulnerable She has anger management issues and indulges in meaningless sex I can't say she's one of my favorite heroines but I did like herThe hero on the other hand is very likable but somehow ‘vague’ I just couldn’t read him We don't have enough background information on him All we know is that he has a daughter and is going through a nasty divorce And he wears his wedding ring until the very end He says it's for his daughter A daughter who goes to college The romantic in me couldn't forgive himFunny thing I wasn't blown away by this book and yet I can't stop thinking about it The time passes the I'm convinced that I have a book hangover And I can't wait for the next book