Friday, May 14, 2010

Review: Waking the Dead by Kylie Brant


A KILLER IN THE WILDERNESS

Forensic anthropologist Caitlin Fleming knows bones. So she is the first one called when seven sets of skeletal remains are found dumped in a makeshift graveyard in the Oregon wilderness. The skeletons bear the same distinctive marks -- and each is missing a skull...

Cait needs outdoor guide Zach Sharper for one reason only -- to help her find her way through the Willamette Forest as she pieces together clues. Despite the attraction that burns between them, Cait will let nothing shake her focus. Until the killer closes in to terminate the search -- and the investigators on the verge of unmasking him...



Oh how I love a good romantic suspense thriller, one that keeps you on the edge of your seat until the very last page. Waking the Dead did just that. This is an incredibly fast-paced, well-researched story that has plenty of twists and turns. I’ll even admit that I had no clue who the serial killer was until I was almost to the end of the story. Caitlin and Zach are both strong lead characters. In the beginning Zach was a bit prickly towards Cait and she was aloof but that seemed reasonable to me since they both had past issues. They certainly had great chemistry and I like that they tried to ignore it, putting work first. The author did a wonderful job depicting the Oregon wilderness, the town and it’s people, and especially the hot springs. I could have sworn that at times I smelled sulfur in the air! This was a quick, enjoyable read.

Waking the Dead is the 3rd book in the Mindhunters series. I still need to get my hands on the first two books, Waking Nightmare and Waking Evil. Kylie Brant’s website says the Mindhunters series will continue with another trilogy being released soon. Look for Deadly Intent due out Nov 2nd, Deadly Dreams in May 2011, and Deadly Sins in Aug. 2011.

I give it a B+.


2 comments:

Jen said...

I have a copy of Walking Nightmare so I guess I know where I'll be sending that one :)

Jane said...

Sweet! :)