Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Good Little Girls by Rita Herron

Fear becomes a woman’s greatest weapon in a heart-pounding novel of suspense from the USA Today bestselling author of Pretty Little Killers.

Tinsley Jensen survived the torturous clutches of an elusive masked killer dubbed the Skull, only to be held hostage by her nightmares. She’s terrified of leaving her cottage on Seahawk Island, knowing that the madman is still out there. FBI special agent Wyatt Camden knows it too. He may have rescued Tinsley, but her captor got away. Now he’s driven by guilt, the need for vengeance, and the desire to protect—at any cost—the woman he’s come to love.

Too paranoid to deal with the police, the media, and her sister, Tinsley finds solace in an online support group. She’s too broken to let even Wyatt into her life. But when the threats against Tinsley escalate and her friend disappears, Tinsley is forced out of her self-imposed seclusion to finally face her fears. Wyatt is the only man she can trust to help her, and to save a killer’s latest catch. Now, Wyatt just wants to finish the job he started.

But that’s all the Skull wants too.

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Book 2
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆☆
4.5 stars
M/F Thriller
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Tinsley is sick and tired of hiding. She wants to be part of the world again – to live instead of exist. However, because of her traumatic past, she has PTSD and anxiety so severe that just thinking about leaving her house sends her into panic attacks. She has a few ways to contact the outside world, but even with those, the sacrifices that she's had to make in order to feel secure are too much.

Wyatt was there when Tinsley was rescued. She haunts him. Despite knowing her past and seeing her scars, he believes that she's the bravest person he's ever met. He sees her – not the scars or her trauma, but her.

Wyatt and Tinsley's characters are complex and written very well. There is a chemistry to them that you cannot believe and it's not only a sexual tension but an admiration between them. I liked how their characters were there for each other – to lean on and support.

Tinsley is in for the fight of her life and Wyatt wants to be there to help her along the way. When the Skull returns, people will come out of the story as a hero, villains, and would be meddlers. It's a great story with even more wonderful twists. I can't wait to see what comes next!

Good Little Girls is book #2 in The Keepers series. It story can’t really be read as a standalone and I’d recommend that you read Pretty Little Killers, which book #1 in this series, before commencing Good Little Girls.

After escaping a serial killer known as The Skull, Tinsley is living her life in a tiny cabin by the beach that she never leaves. She has cut off most contact with the world as she waits for the killer to return for her, as he promised to do. FBI agent Wyatt Camden nearly died saving Tinsley once before and he is determined to catch her abductor.

Between the discovery of human remains on the beach which are all missing their heads, The Keepers taking up where the killer in the first book left off, and the search for The Skull, there is a lot going on. The stories are woven together well, and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the how each of the events link together and following the different leads. This process is really helped along by the author giving the points of view of different players in the story. But the crimes covered in this story are not for the faint hearted, it is pretty unpleasant at times.

While crime solving is the primary story, we also have a secondary story of the evolving relationship between Wyatt and Tinsley. I had no trouble connecting with Wyatt as he tried to solve the crimes, but it took me a little time to warm up to Tinsley. She initially felt a little dim to me but given when she had been through with The Skull, I was being unfair to her and honestly, in the end, I think I liked her simply because Wyatt did. The romance is a nice soft contrast to the harshness of the crime story, which includes murder, rape, and animal cruelty.

If you’re a romantic suspense fan this is an engaging series well worth reading. At the end of Good Little Girls the author gives us an epilogue that will no doubt lead into the next book in the series, which I’m looking forward to reading.

Also Available in The Keepers Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our Pretty Little Killers post.

Bestselling author Rita Herron has more than sixty romance novels to her name, including the popular and critically acclaimed Slaughter Creek titles. She is known for her dark, suspenseful style, and for setting a number of her works in small Southern towns. In 2011, she received the RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award for her work in Series Romantic Suspense. A native of rural Georgia, a former teacher, and a mother and grandmother, she lives outside of Atlanta.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Good Little Girls (The Keepers #2) by Rita Herron to read and review.

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