by Donnette Smith
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Pub Date 08 Sep 2021 | Archive Date 31 Oct 2021
A serial killer is on the prowl and psychic Jenna Langley is an 'eye' witness to each death. The one man she dares turn to is homicide detective Cole Rainwater. But the last time she saw him was when their teenage love affair ended in tragedy.
Cole would give everything to forget he ever knew Jenna. Until she strolls back into his life after ten years and rapidly becomes the center of a horrific set of murders which have rocked the small community he calls home.
With a maniac on the loose, and innocent lives at stake, Jenna must decide if helping Cole bring a killer to justice is worth exposing the secret she's kept all these years.
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She can see through the killers eyes. 9 years ago her parents separated them and took her away. “God, Jenna. I would have moved the earth for you, do you know that?” Now she’s back and there is another killer out there. This is a second chance at love with a crazy killer on the loose and no one believes her. Edge of your seat suspense. Cole is a detective in charge and he thinks she’s a little cray cray. As more of her vision are proved true the more danger she’s in. “I remember the first day I met you. You and Barbara were at the rodeo, and you stood in front of me at the concession stand. I purposely bumped into you, just so you’d turn and look at me. And when I saw your face, I thought you were the most beautiful girl I’d ever laid eyes on. This book was so good and I want to read more from this author in the future.
This isn't my usual kind of genre to read, I don't really enjoy reading paranormal type reads but I was pleasantly surprised on how much I really enjoyed reading this book! I really liked it! This book had suspense, intrigue, and a great who done it!! it was believable, it didn't go way off the deep end into that genre! I definitely recommend reading this one! Its well worth reading! Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for sharing this book with me!
Killing Dreams is a crime fiction, with a touch of supernatural powers. Jenna had some superpower: she gets visions of heinous crimes. But now, she's living a normal life, until she returns to Texas after ten long years. Returning to Texas means facing Cole, her high school sweetheart. It's particularly painful because they were so much in love and were separated forcefully because of some shocking situation. When Jenna envisions a murder, she feels compels to reach out to a police officer, and the officer is none other than Cole. Obviously, Cole, who is terribly angry at Jenna for abandoning him ten years ago when he badly needed her, thinks she's crazy. But her visions matches the reality, not once but every time, and it can't be a coincidence. Can Jenna's visions help Cole to catch the criminal? What about Jenna and Cole relationship? You'll have to read the book to know the answer. And I think you won't be disappointed. The book is a nice blend of crime fiction and romance. I think, the execution of supernatural thing is a bit weak. It could have been used in a more powerful way, nevertheless, this angle makes the story intriguing. The writing is neat and engaging. There are several secrets that keep you hooked. I really like the chemistry between Jenna and Cole. Just one complain: the last chapter seemed like a drag, mainly because by that time, we know everything. Overall, an interesting and intriguing read.
Jenna Langley hasn’t had any out of body episodes for several years, but now, back in her home town it seems as if they are back. She “sees” the murder of a young woman and the man who kills her. She knows what will happen if she goes to the police, they’ll think she is crazy…or worse. Finding out that Cole Rainwater is the detective on the case is a shock. She and Cole were in love before their young lives imploded and her parents removed her from town. He is shocked to see her and they each thought the other had abandoned their young love. When she continues to see the same man, in her visions, killing another woman, how can she get Cole to believe her? How will Cole react when he realizes how much he has missed without Jenna in his life? Overall, I enjoyed the story, but the dialog between Cole and Jenna at times seemed a little juvenile and the descriptions of the killer’s thoughts were a bit disturbing. I received an advance review copy at no cost and without obligation for an honest review. (by paytonpuppy)
The plot was good, the storyline vad potential, but things have moved way too fast for my taste. 3 stars ~ I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own ~
Jenna Langley has a unique gift..... She has out of body experiences where she can see victims fall to serial killers. They stopped but she has another one which comes true. She reports to the police who just happens to be Cole, someone she was in love with in high school. Unfortunately, Cole doesn't believe her and so goes the story. The story is good and the descriptions of the serial killer are creepy and scary. However, what holds up the book is the dialogue between Jenna and Cole..... It's really awkward and very high school"ish" From their interactions its' hard to imagine them being adults. Overall all it's a good book and I think further books in the series can be improved. Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC for honest review.
This is a good mystery/thriller about a serial killer and a woman who has vision of him each time he kills. There is also a side story of the woman an her ex boyfriend who is now a cop trying to catch the killer who's m.o. is like his own killer father who died years ago.
Jenna and Cole were a couple in highschool, until her parents rushed her away from the town. Years later she returns and is bombarded with the thoughts of a serial killer. When a murder in the town occurs, she partners with the police, the lead detective is Cole. After so many years apart they find they can ignite their old relationship. It's a good story of paranormal events with a decent mystery. Thank you NetGalley for providing this copy. The opinion in this review is solely my own.