Series: Killer Instincts #3
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: After the Dark, Midnight Target, Before the Dawn, Midnight Rescue
Also by this author: Taken, After the Dark, Wrecked, Shattered, Before the Dawn, Torn, Broken
Two FBI agents are caught in a merciless vigilante’s crosshairs in New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden’s electric Killer Instinct series
Lives will be ravaged as two FBI agents confront a mastermind serial murderer in New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden’s new Killer Instinct novel
Sheltered in the shadows of the Smoky Mountains is the suspect who’s summoned FBI agent Macey Night’s fears to the surface. Every day that the “Profiler,” a vigilante serial killer, escapes justice is another day she’s reminded of what it is to be a ruthless predator’s prey. Capturing him is a craving deeper than anything she’s felt in a long time. But Agent Bowen Murphy, equal parts sexy and volatile, seems hell-bent on changing that. Working together—needing, living, and breathing each other—they’re entwined to distraction.
Bowen’s used to operating on impulse: act, don’t feel. Now Macey and the controlled terror behind her beautiful eyes has him rethinking everything, including his rule to never get close to a colleague. He’s willing to fight for a future with Macey, but the consequences of love could be deadly.
Into the Night continue the stories of a team of special FBI profilers. Each book focuses on a different crime and a different couple so they are stand alones. However, if you like one book, you will enjoy them all! Imagine Criminal Minds and add in 2 of the agents in a steamy romance and you have the Killer instincts series!
All the agents have some tie to a serial killer-previous boyfriend, family member, victim. In this case Macey is the only surviving victim of ‘The Doctor’. When it looks like he has resurfaced, Macey and her partner Bowen rush to NC to look into it. However, they quickly realize there is a LOT more going on.
The story takes place mostly in the Smokey Mountains and Gatlinburg, TN. They mention a specific trail and mountain and I just had to look it up. I have a need to see things on a map.
So, this gives you an idea of the trail they begin to investigate (specifically the Rainbow Falls trail up to Mount Le Conte). It doesn’t really matter, but if you are a visual person like me, you will enjoy being able to see a map of the place they are talking about!
Back to the story! Macey and Bowen are on the hunt for a copycat killer who has killed 2 serial killers the FBI was hunting (wow-that is a lot of killers in one sentence!). The action really does read like a TV show, and if you enjoy these types of tropes, you will really gobble up the story. The romance between Macey and Bowen starts as a ‘just this once’ kind of thing, then it becomes a secret romance because they don’t want to let anyone in the FBI know. So, basically, its just sex at night, business as usual by day. That always works out, right? 😉 I really loved Bowen as a hero. He didn’t hide his feelings for Macey and was willing to be whatever she wanted him to be as long as he was in her life. He knew she would come around eventually.
What I have enjoyed about all the books in the series is they aren’t predictable. You keep wondering who the villain is, then once its revealed, you wonder how he/she will be caught, then you wonder if its really over! Eden is one of my favorite romantic suspense authors because her books always keep me on my toes!
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: FBI, secret romance
- Triggers: View Spoiler »Obviously, there is a sadistic serial killer who does terrible things to people involving torture and mutilation; this might be distressing to some readers « Hide Spoiler
- Series/Standalone: stand alone within an interconnected series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler