Monday, September 7, 2009

One Scream Away by Kate Brady Review

Killer Chevy Bankes is a master of disguise, and just paroled, he's coming after the woman who sent him to jail, the beautiful antiques expert Beth Denison. A set of antique dolls brings Beth into his sight, and inspire Chevy's disturbing crimes as he draws closer to Beth and her young daughter. Chevy sends the dolls to Beth one-by-one and she soon realizes that these antiques carry the same marks as his victims, signaling that the final piece in his collection will be for her.

Neil Sheridan gave up his FBI shield five years ago, but his best friend Rick, a cop, pulls him in as a consultant on a case involving a serial killer who is eerily similar to a murderer Neil encountered in the past. The investigation leads Neil to Beth's doorstep, and he is certain she isn't telling him the truth. Neil is the only one who can get through Beth's defenses and, as they grow closer, discover the secrets that Beth is hiding about her fateful night with Chevy.

My Thoughts:

I was so excited to read this book! It had ever thing you will ever want in a book; an unstable murder, to a broken woman trying to piece together her life as best as she can for the sake of her daughter, an ex cop with his own secret past and don’t even let me get started on the dolls. A lot of the stuff that went on in the novel I totally did not expect! The writing is in third person and it focuses on Beth, Neil and the serial murder, Bankes. The only thing that I didn’t really enjoy about this book was that there were fat too many people murdered, I think the book would’ve been done the same way if less people were hurt. Not going to say how many, as I would be giving the book away but still, too much blood. Although I do have to give the author major props because she had me hooked from the first sentence! I can not wait until “Last to Die” (book #2) hits shelves on June 3, 2010! I’m rating this novel 3.5 out of 5 paws.

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If you had a choice to use any kind of weapon to defend yourself with, what would it be and why? Leave your creative responses in the comment section below.

As always,
That Chick That Reads


  1. Great review, I actually won this book from a contest but haven't received it yet ;P

  2. I would have to use my sarcastic wit!!! This one is on my TBR. Can't wait!