Synopsis from Goodreads:
Don't miss the heart-pounding prequel novella to bestselling author Cynthia Eden's new Killer Instinct series
When untried FBI profiler Samantha Dark is face-to-face with a killer, there's no room for fear. Her best weapon is her instincts. Those same dark impulses that allow her to get inside the mind of a murderer, to locate victims—or to pull the trigger before she's next. She can't afford to have those instincts clouded by anything…especially her far-too-sexy new partner.
Former SEAL Blake Gamble plays everything by the book. Except, of course, when it comes to the increasingly simmering attraction between them. But when a vengeful serial killer targets them both, Samantha once again reaches into the sinister, shadowed part of herself. Even as she begins to fear that the only way to catch this killer is to become one…
Look for After the Dark, the first in the Killer Instinct series, from HQN Books!
I have wanted to try books by this author for the longest time. When I saw this novella – and saw that it is a prequel to a new series – I figured it is a great way to get in on the ground floor. I figured right.
For a short story, it kept me on the edge-of-my seat until the end. This novella is filled with action, mystery, explosions, and a serial killer – all in one short book. The characters are strong, especially the heroine, Samantha. She’s tough, but going through her own emotional situation. Her male counterpart, Blake, is going through his own issues. Both are trying very hard not to fall into love as partners and romance just don’t mix well.
The next book will be out soon and I already have it on my wishlist.
Disclosure: I borrowed the e-book from my library. All opinions expressed are my own.