Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Killing Time

While I'm out on my fabulous South Dakota road trip vacation, I'm not leaving you totally empty handed! I'll have book reviews to keep you going. Of course I would! I'm such a giver.

Killing Time - Linda Howard
Killing Time
Returning to the entrancing supernatural territory of her popular novels Dream Man and Son of the Morning, New York Times bestselling author Linda Howard has written a sizzling new novel that is her most daring, exciting, and original yet. 

In 1985, with much fanfare, a time capsule was buried under the front lawn of a small-town county courthouse, to be reopened in 2085. But just twenty years later, in the dead of night, the capsule is dug up, its contents stolen. That same night, one of the contributors to the capsule is brutally slain in his home–with no sign of forced entry or indication of a struggle. One by one, others who had placed items in the time capsule are murdered.

Besides his suspicions about the sudden, mysterious appearance of Nikita Stover, the chief investigator, Knox Davis, has absolutely no leads. And while Nikita’s no murderer, she seems to be hiding plenty of secrets. With more at stake than anyone else realizes, the smart-talking Nikita is determined to catch this cunning killer–while at the same time battling her own deepening feelings for a man and for a world in which she doesn’t belong. 

When readers crave a seductive novel of unrelenting suspense with a paranormal twist, Linda Howard delivers time and again . . . make that Killing Time–a captivating, character-rich story that races along on a breathless plot full of action and intimacy, romance and danger, thrills and intrigue.

I am such a fan of Linda Howard and I keep saying it and it just will never get old. What I love about her books is that she perfectly mixes some romance in with some thriller and it's just enough to keep you going and you'll be left looking for her next book and sad that it ended. 

In this book we have Nikita who is really from the future coming back into the past to stop a killer. We have Knox who is a present time investigator trying to figure out the murders as well and he comes into contact with Nikita, having no idea who she is or that she's from the future. Then they start developing feelings and we have a couple of really steamy scenes. The only issue I had was that there were some holes in the story where clues could have been put into the story to keep the reader guessing. At the end of this I almost felt like there was a part two that could have been written because I didn't fully understand the motive of the bad guys. I mean, I do... but there could have been a lot more explained. What you will get out of this is a fast read, a decent story line compared to other books like it, and the ending isn't totally what I expected. I guess I didn't expect Nikita to pick the time period that she did and Knox not put up a fight? But maybe I would have felt the same way had the tables been turned? I'm not sure. 

Is it the best book in Linda Howard's arsenal? No, not even close. I wouldn't start your Linda Howard addiction with this book unless you know you'll continue reading. She has done so much better but honestly, I didn't dislike this book as much as others have. I'm always entertained by Linda. 

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