Book & Author Details:
Cold Blooded by Toni Anderson
Publication date: 12th June 2018
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Disgraced investigative journalist Pip West is devastated when she discovers her best friend’s body face-down in a tranquil lake. When cops and federal agents determine that her friend overdosed then drowned, Pip knows they’re mistaken and intends to prove it.
Special Agent Hunt Kincaid doesn’t trust journalists and has no patience for Pip’s delusions, especially since her meddling could reveal why the FBI is interested in her friend’s last days. The dead scientist worked at the cutting edge of vaccine research and might have a connection to a new, weaponized, vaccine-resistant anthrax strain that just hit the black market.
…just turned deadly.
Pip is thrown off her game by grief and her unexpected attraction to the handsome federal agent. Hunt battles the same unwelcome pull, determined to resist the heat that threatens to consume them both. But the more Pip digs, the closer she gets to both the sexy FBI agent, and to a bioweapons terrorist who’s more than capable of cold-bloodedly sacrificing anyone who gets in his way.
Where to start? OK. The headline is that I loved this book.
This book is cleverly written. Pip and Hunt are wonderfully complex, strong characters, each with their own flaws. Their interactions with each other develop as the story progresses, from disdain and dislike to something very different. And that change between them also subtly changes the atmosphere of the book. When the threat comes to a head, there’s an emotional investment in the outcome.
As the story progresses, the author skillfully changes the cadence of the narrative voice. The pacing increases. There is a palpable tension. The relationship doesn’t play second fiddle, but simply underlines the consequences of failure in an effective way.
This is edge of your seat, crafty misdirection, romantic suspense writing at its best.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
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New York Times and USA Today international bestselling author, Toni Anderson, writes dark, gritty Romantic Suspense novels that have hit #1 in Barnes & Noble’s Nook store, the Top 10 in Amazon and Kobo stores, and the Top 50 in iBooks. Her novels have won many awards. A former Marine Biologist from Britain, she inexplicably ended up in the geographical center of North America, about as far from the ocean as it is possible to get. She now lives in the Canadian prairies with her Irish husband and two children and spends most of her time complaining about the weather.
Toni has no explanation for her oft-times dark imagination, and only hopes the romance makes up for it. She’s addicted to reading, dogs, tea, and chocolate.
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