Review: Before the Dawn by Cynthia Eden

Title: Before the Dawn
Series: Killer Instinct #2
Release Date: July 25, 2017
Publisher: HQN Books
Source: Net Galley
Pages: 384
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The Killer Instinct series from New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden continues as an FBI profiler tracks a case that resurrects ghosts from his past

Ex-SEAL Tucker Frost knows that the world is full of evil. He saw it in the face of his own brother, Mason Frost, a cold, methodical, sadistic killer. A killer Tucker put down with his own hands in order to save Mason's final victim—Dawn Alexander, the only girl who got away from the infamous "Iceman."

It's Tucker's up close and personal experience with evil that's made him perfect for Samantha Dark's experimental profiling division in the FBI. Samantha wants agents who have personal ties with killers, who have unique insights into the minds of monsters. And when women start turning up murdered with the same MO used by the Iceman, Tucker is sent back to Louisiana to investigate.

The last person he expects to see is his ex-lover, Dawn. Ten full years have passed since the night that Tucker faced down his brother…and since he last saw Dawn. But the dark need still burns just as hot between Tucker and Dawn. As they grapple with a desire that never died, they must also face the shared shadow from their pasts. Both Tucker and Dawn have the same question—has Mason Frost come back from the dead to hunt again? And this time, will he succeed in killing the victim who got away?


My Thoughts
Cynthia Eden displays her brilliance once more in this second exciting and dangerous installment of the Killer Instinct series.

BEFORE THE DAWN is a crazy suspenseful read. I had to physically stop myself several times from skipping to the end of the book to find out the "whodunit."

I absolutely loved it. Tucker and Dawn are in love and then BAM! Tucker's brother turns out to be a crazy psycho serial killer and his latest victim is Dawn. She survives with Tucker's help but afterwards, Dawn can't stand the sight of him or his touch and unfortunately, the two part ways.

Years later, the killings start again with the identical MO of Tucker's brother, ironically enough in the same city where Dawn currently lives. Coincidence? Is Tucker's brother killing again or is it someone new? Tucker and his partner are assigned to the case, bringing Tucker and Dawn back together. All bets are off in this thrilling and deadly story. And no one is exempt from being a suspect.

I highly recommend BEFORE THE DAWN to any romantic suspense fan. It's a scream!

I voluntarily read a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and feelings are my own.

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