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Justified (A Madison Knight Novel) [Kindle Edition]

Carolyn Arnold , Wendy Reis
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Madison Knight should have ignored the call. Now she is spending Christmas Eve dealing with her least favorite thing…blood and lots of it.

When a female victim is found in her home it has Madison and her partner tapping into the vic’s personal life. With a rash of former business partners and lovers, all of whom wanted her dead, there are not enough hours to question them all.

But trying to find the person who had the most motive isn't all that's on Madison's mind. As she struggles to establish balance in her own life, she knows she has to get her focus back. Justice requires it.

2nd in the Madison Knight series
Length: 79,000 words

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THE MADISON KNIGHT SERIES is designed as standalone which means you can read these books out of order and still pick up on the series' characters and storyline.

Major Crimes Detective Madison Knight is feisty, loves a good chocolate fix, and has an aversion to blood. If you love a strong, female protagonist lead, I invite you to meet Madison for yourself.

What can you expect from the Madison Knight Series? A clean murder mystery with limited violence and language.

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THE BRANDON FISHER FBI SERIES is designed as standalone, which means you can read these books out of order and still pick up on the series' characters and story line.

Brandon Fisher wanted to be FBI his entire adult life and when he's given a position on a team within the Behavioral Analysis Unit, his career seems set. At least that's until he faces Supervisory Special Agent Jack Harper who expects nothing short of perfection on his team. If that's not enough, one of the other members on the team is a woman who Brandon had an affair with when he was in the training academy. Needless to say things are electric and that's before the psychopathic unsubs get involved.

What can you expect from the Brandon Fisher FBI Series? Dark cases that tap into the recesses of the mind most of us wish never existed. As is the case with real life, there are hints of romance, but minimal.

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  • File Size: 639 KB
  • Print Length: 290 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006JM6IEU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,715 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kept me guessing to the end! August 30, 2012
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If one of your loved ones has been murdered, you want the tenacious Detective Madison Knight on the case. Unless, of course, it was you wielding the gun, knife or blunt object. Carolyn Arnold's follow up to "Ties That Bind" expands Knight's world and continues to develop her excellent characters. And she does it while offering up a complicated mystery. Ms Arnold's book passes my #1 test for a great mystery -- it kept me guessing to the end! I've already picked up the next book in the series.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable January 9, 2012
By Sharon
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This is the second book I've read in this series and I've enjoyed them both.If I could give one bit of advise to the writer it would be, "When you find a phrase that works well for you, please don't over use it".ie. " matched eyes with, or shut up" There are a few typos also and it would flow better if they were corrected. I'm always happy to find a good read. I will look for the next one in this series.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars fast read June 2, 2013
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This book is a fast read and the plot is interesting albeit convoluted. I don't mind so much that the protagonist is not likeable, as other reviews have pointed out, but I would like the characters to be believable. Dialogue is clumsy and forced. The author should take note that the commonly used nickname for sergeant is "Sarge" not "Serg." Got spellcheck? Not sure where her editor was on that one. The book is readable but if you are looking for literary excellence, you won't find it here. I would not buy this author again.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good story March 8, 2013
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This was an interesting story but was marred by the abrasive personality of the main character. She was snippy to her partner and continually punched him in the arm or told him to "shut up". She accused everyone in sight of murder then argued when they denied it. She was obsessive about her work as a police officer to the detriment of those around her and she has serious anger issues. She whined on and on about her love interest. Why she accepted a dog she didn't want is beyond me, especially since her weak stomach can't handle blood, much less dog poopies.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars readon October 21, 2012
By Wannie
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I just like the book. I think it flowed well and was very entertaining. And I probably would purchase another book written by this author.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I wish I could give it minus 5 stars August 2, 2013
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I don't even know where to start, the dreadful writing, the lousy plotting, the spelling, the grammar, the trite main character (Madison Knight). Starting with the spelling (and I am not talking about typos), a writer should know the difference between principal and principle, know that underwear is a singular noun, know the difference between instance and instant, council and counsel (meaning a lawyer), and those are just a very few of the many mistakes in the book. The story didn't hang together, lines of investigation all of sudden are resolved without having been mentioned before. Then, there's the ridiculousness of a suspect having nosebleeds and the detective suspecting a long plane trip or stress as the cause. Maybe I am a cynic, but my first thought would be cocaine (as it turned out it was stress, still made the detective look like an idiot). Then, there is Madison Knight, she's hard-boiled all right, as much as any man, commitment-phobic, panicking at the thought of taking a relationship further, but that doesn't stop her from blurting "I love you" to her love interest. So, which is it? As for her detecting skills, maybe it's just me, but if I were a detective, I would let people talk, maybe they'll actually reveal something, But no, not Madison Knight, it's so much more effective to hurl half-baked accusations. God forbid she might learn something from listening that would end the book sooner (you wish).
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3.0 out of 5 stars Just OK April 9, 2014
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Justified is the second Madison Knight book I've read. It is well plotted with interesting twists and turns. I find, however, there is too much distracting banter between Madison and her partner Terry. It doesn't move the action very much and gets to be tedious. Also, Madison's ruminations on her personal and romantic life don't advance much either. Arnold doesn't provide the background and history needed to appreciate who Madison is as a person. Contrast that with characters like Harry Bosch or Harry Hole - we really know what makes them tick. Justified is a good beach or commuting read. Nothing too deep. Definitely an enjoyable procedural though.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good reading March 2, 2014
By doober
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Found the series to hold my attention and want to read more...the sorry when it was over. Would recommend for entertainment reading.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Justified
I will begin reading the Madison Knight Novels as I did like this one a lot; keep me on the edge and unable to put it down; very quick read!
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Intriging right to the end.
Though Claire died in the first few pages of the book, C. Arnold maintained her presence throughout to divulge a master manipulator who was a promiscuous female who used it more... Read more
Published 4 months ago by gelkee
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I fell in love with Justified. I read it quickly and feel like the author really evolved in this book compared to the first in the series! I am very excited to start the next book!
Published 6 months ago by Kristieg2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Good mystery
I find the writing good and the plots and subplots are well done. Sometimes it's a little stretched but come through at the end.
Published 7 months ago by Steven G. Wilbur
4.0 out of 5 stars Justified.
Again, a light & easy read. As for this & Sacrifice, it wasn't my usual tough mystery but passed the time & nothing too serious to get really involved in.
Published 7 months ago by Melaine1237
4.0 out of 5 stars Justified
This is the second book of the series and I have to say that I liked it better than the first. The storyline kept me from the beginning and the editing was much better.
Published 7 months ago by Lannie C. Wright
4.0 out of 5 stars Justified
An enjoyable read overall. At times I still felt there is too much emphasis put on the tough side of Madison Knight to a point I felt like shaking her and say wake up to real... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Barbara
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining
Enjoyed this book. Loved the storyline and the characters. The characters seem so real & you are immediately grabbed by the story. Really good read.
Published 8 months ago by rachel p canan
3.0 out of 5 stars Justified
Good mystery, but way too much stuff about Maddy's messed up love life. Justified would have been a better read without all that silly interface with her partner , Terry.
Published 10 months ago by David J. Collins
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More About the Author

Carolyn Arnold's love for writing dates back to her teen years, but her passion was reignited in 2006 when a fellow employee said "tell me a story." Since then Carolyn has never looked back.

Carolyn Arnold published her first book, TIES THAT BIND, the first in her Madison Knight Series, in 2011 and it became a Kindle Best Seller, reaching the top 100 in Police Procedurals in the US and in the UK. Her novel ELEVEN was noted as a recommended read on The Examiner's "Top 12 Fiction Books of 2011." Her writing has been compared to New York Times Bestsellers such as JD Robb, Mary Higgins Clark, Sue Grafton, Michael Connelly, Tess Gerritsen, and more.

Carolyn was born in 1976 in a rural town of Ontario, Canada. She is a member of Crime Writers of Canada and lives with her husband, and two beagles in a city near Toronto.

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