Friday, June 1, 2018

Deadly Shadow by Kim Cresswell (The Assassin Chronicles, #1)

Deadly Shadow
by Kim Cresswell

My rating: 5 stars

Series: The Assassin Chronicles - Book 1
Publisher: KC Publishing; 1 edition (May 11, 2018)
Publication Date: May 11, 2018
Genre: Paranormal Thriller
Available from: Amazon
Two recent murders. Two serial killers. A conspiracy that reaches beyond the physical world.

Consumed with grief over the tragic death of her husband, FBI agent Victory McClane is obsessed with finding Ohio's serial killer, "The Wrapper".

When another young woman turns up dead and the victim is linked to Derrick Lynn, son of the Secretary of Defense, Victory finds Derrick has all the right answers and is a little too helpful.

Derrick has a secret: He's a government assassin who uses his unusual paranormal skills to eliminate targets. Determined to keep his own secrets buried, he offers to help find The Wrapper.

But can Victory trust him?

As the body count rises, Victory must cross a dangerous line--into a world of government cover-ups, murder, and betrayal--a decision that will test her limits. And everything she believes in.

Deadly Shadow is an action-packed paranormal, supernatural, suspense thriller for mystery and detective fiction lovers!
Deadly Shadow by Kim Cresswell
(The Assassin Chronicles, #1)

Deadly Shadow (The Assassin Chronicles Book 1)His murders are brutal, horrific, and he is on a killing spree. Victory Lane, FBI agent, is determined to stop this monster before another girl is taken, her life burned away. His MO is vicious and he leaves no trace behind, but Victory may have gotten a lead when The Wrapper’s latest victim is linked to the Secretary of Defense’s son, Derrick.

Derrick Lynn has secrets, and his willingness to aid in finding The Wrapper seems almost too good to be true. Why is he being so helpful? What is he hiding? What does he really know that he isn’t telling?

As Victory struggles with her own demons from the past, she will put the force of all of her pain into preventing another family from the grief of loss. She will discover that it may take a killer to catch a killer.

Meanwhile, buried deep in governmental secrecy, are people capable of feats of the supernatural and Derrick is one of them. To use his powers to find The Wrapper could destroy decades of secrets, exposing the clandestine agency that should only exist in fiction.

As Victory closes in on her prey, in an act of vengeance, The Wrapper will take the only reason Victory’s heart has to beat, her last connection to the man she loved so long ago. Now she must make a deal with Derrick that could threaten her very existence, but does he have enough humanity left in him for full disclosure and complete cooperation? The Wrapper must be stopped, but at what cost? The clock is ticking and Derrick may be holding valuable information back…information that could mean the difference between life and death…

DEADLY SHADOW by Kim Cresswell is dark, edgy, intense and gut-clenching as young women disappear, only to be found tortured and mutilated. NOT for the faint of heart or delicate of constitution, Ms. Cresswell is forceful, blunt and graphic in her details as the atmosphere teeters on the brink of the abyss of Hell and Victory will take all that she has learned, all she is, all that she stands for to save the final victim.

For as intriguing and raw as each page is, nothing, and I mean nothing, prepared me for that sledgehammer ending. Emotions will be electrically charged, feel the hatred, the terror and the determination of one woman to serve justice, one way or another. Just let her be in time.

Brilliant writing, part horror, part thriller, and 100% worth every word read! If you haven't read anything by Kim Cresswell, you haven't really known pulse-pounding, edge-of-your-seat reading.

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