by Lisa Gardner

October 2004
ISBN: 0-553-58452-9
Reviewer Graphic Button Bantam Books
Mass Market Paperback

Lisa Gardnerís newest novel The Killing Hour continues the story of the Quincy family. This time, Gardner turns her attention to Kimberly Quincy, a strong women who is trying to put the violent death of her mother and sister in perspective. Kimberly is a student at the FBI academy when she discovers a body in the woods nearby. It is soon discovered that the dead girl is the victim of a serial killer. A killer that Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent Michael McCormack has been after for years; together Mac and Kimberly, with the help of Kimberlyís father Pierce and his partner Rainie, must find the killer before it is too late.

Gardner has done it again! The Killing Hour continues Gardnerís legacy of wonderful suspense novels that keep a reader on the edge of their seat. The plot is masterfully written and has enough twists and turns to keep any reader happy. The Quincy family is revisited in this novel and the reader learns more about Kimberly and Pierce and the family dynamic that has been featured in previous novels. In addition to the suspenseful mystery, the growing romance between Kimberly and Mac takes center stage and is a sweet testament to the power of love. However, this is not the only romance in The Killing Hour. The reader also gets a glimpse into the romance of Pierce and Rainie and the relationship that has grown between the two of them. In fact fans of the Quincy family will be pleased with the turn this special relationship takes in this particular novel. I truly enjoyed this book, it kept me entranced and I couldnít put it down! This is a masterfully written novel that is clever, steamy, and fast paced and most importantly keeps the reader guessing until the very last page. If you havenít read Lisa Gardner before than run out and buy this book - you wonít be disappointed.

Reviewed in November 2004 by Jen.

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