Series: Killer Instinct

?Review: Into the Night by Cynthia Eden

Posted on July 14, 2021 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 10 Comments

?Review: Into the Night by Cynthia EdenTitle: Into the Night
Author(s): Cynthia Eden
Series: Killer Instinct #3
Also in this series: The Gathering Dusk , After the Dark , Before the Dawn
Published by Hqn on December 26, 2017
Pages: 377
Genre(s): Romantic Suspense
Source: Netgalley
Format: eBook
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Series Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
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Two FBI agents are caught in a merciless vigilante’s crosshairs in New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden’s electric Killer Instinct series
Lives will be ravaged as two FBI agents confront a mastermind serial murderer in New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden’s new Killer Instinct novel
Sheltered in the shadows of the Smoky Mountains is the suspect who’s summoned FBI agent Macey Night’s fears to the surface. Every day that the “Profiler,” a vigilante serial killer, escapes justice is another day she’s reminded of what it is to be a ruthless predator’s prey. Capturing him is a craving deeper than anything she’s felt in a long time. But Agent Bowen Murphy, equal parts sexy and volatile, seems hell-bent on changing that. Working together—needing, living, and breathing each other—they’re entwined to distraction.
Bowen’s used to operating on impulse: act, don’t feel. Now Macey and the controlled terror behind her beautiful eyes has him rethinking everything, including his rule to never get close to a colleague. He’s willing to fight for a future with Macey, but the consequences of love could be deadly.

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Having read and enjoyed the first three books in the series, I expected an enjoyable experience with Into the Night. It did not disappoint. Someone is hunting serial killers and Agents Bowen Murphy and Macey Knight find themselves pitted against a brilliant and calculated villain who is always one step ahead. 

“Because predators didn’t always walk on four legs. The most dangerous predator…he walked on two.”

 

I had a great time with this installment in The Killer Instinct series. The prologue gave the reader insight into Agent Macey Knight’s up, close and personal experience with a serial killer. This set the tone for the remainder of the story.

The story kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time I spent reading. I couldn’t resist turning the pages. I needed to know who was hunting and killing serial killers. The hunting of serials may not be so bad, but the villain  let lots of collateral damage in his wake, which made the situation dangerous for innocent victims.

The story featured several suspects. I had a list written. However, despite having this list, I couldn’t figure out who was the guilty party. The many well placed red herrings threw me off the scent of the real villain. It wasn’t until it was revealed that I learnt their identity. Funny enough, that person was on my list. There were other players involved who I never once suspected. 

The moments leading up to revelation and capture were tense, suspenseful, and riddled with danger. I feared for Bowen and Macy as the perp had them in his crosshairs. One scene near to the end almost wrecked my nerves. I kept thinking, this can’t be happening. Thankfully, it worked itself out in the end.

To spice things up so that all was not dark and gloomy, Eden gave the reader a sweet and spicy romance. Bowen and Macey had a great partnership both on and off the field. I loved their chemistry. I appreciated that the romance did not overshadow the suspense. They spent the night together as lovers and their days as work partners.

Conclusion/Recommendation

Overall, this was a fitting addition to the series and a must read for fans of romantic suspense.

 

Story Evaluation
Plot
4
Characters
4
World Building
4.5
Writing Style
5
Pacing
5
Cover
4
Enjoyment
4.5
Ending
4.5
Overall: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Into the Night delivered a suspenseful tale which will keep you reading into the wee hours. A must read for fans of the genre. #suspense #romance #mustread @cynthiaeden #harlequin Click To Tweet

About Cynthia Eden

Cynthia Eden is a New York Times, USA Today, Digital Book World, and IndieReader best-seller. Cynthia writes sexy tales of contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and paranormal romance. Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over one hundred novels and novellas. Cynthia is a “hybrid” author. She has published extensively with New York (her New York publishers include Avon, Kensington, Grand Central, and Harlequin), and she has also enjoyed success in her indie writing career. Cynthia lives along the Alabama Gulf Coast. She loves romance novels, horror movies, and chocolate.  Her favorite hobbies include hiking in the mountains (searching for waterfalls) and spelunking.

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