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Killing Fear (Prison Break, Book 1) Mass Market Paperback – January 29, 2008
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Carina Kincaid's partner is Will Hooper, seven yrs ago Will was on the task force that caught and put Theodore Glenn in prison on death row. During the course of the investigation Will met and fell in love with Robin McKenna. She was one of the strippers at RJ's, Theodore glenn killed four other strippers who were her friends before he was caught. The last one was her roommate. Robin found her and has nightmares still, about falling over the body and sliding through the blood.
Will is a detective with the SFPD, he is divorced and has only had short affairs with other women since he lost Robin. Will lost her trust when he didn't believe her about Glenn. She never had an affair with him. Will finds that the news of Glenn's escape brings back all the feelings for Robin and when he sees her, he knows he will do everything he can to protect her and if he is lucky win her back into his arms.
Robin started stripping to pay for college, but every man she has dated has equated stripping with prostitution. She has lost all trust in men until she met Will. She opened her heart to him and thought he trusted her, but his questions about her relationship with Glenn destroyed what trust and love she had for him. Now Robin owns RJ's and it is an uptown night club. Very chic and understated the club has been rebuilt and refurnished while the area was undergoing a rejuvenation. However Robin still sleeps with the lights on.
When an unknown fault causes an earthquake at San Quention, Theodore takes the chance with many others and escapes.Read more ›
I had read Crystal's review on this one and had to pick it up. I'd read the previous trilogy and loved it, so this was pretty much a no-brainer. I'm glad I did.
Brennan has a way of creating fictional characters that seem absolutely real. I could feel Robin's fear, her courage, her motivation to be able to take care of herself. I could feel Will's determination to bring Glenn down.
And Glenn scared me - right out of the book, he scared me. I had never read a character as alive as this one; a sadistic sociopath with absolutely no remourse for what he's done or is about to do. His goal is to hurt Robin, a former stripper that saw Glenn for what he was and disliked him. He sees himself as above everyone else and hates Robin for choosing Will over him. He gave me the shivers!
And I agree with Crystal on the ending. Way too rushed! All of it squeezed into three chapters. Had it been stretched out a little with a little more action, this book would be a perfect 5-star. Excellent book! If you like thrillers, you'll love this book!
I can't wait to read about Patrick. He was mentioned so often, I can't help but think his story is coming soon. I really liked the excerpt from her next book. I'm more excited for that one than Killing Fear.
Robin McKenna has worked hard in the 7 years since she literally stumbled over her roommate's dead body. Working at RJ's strip club, Robin always believed that stripping was means to an end (you go, girl), not what she wanted to do for the rest of her life. The day Theodore Glenn came through RJ's doors is a day that she'd just as soon forget. Never quite liking him, but not knowing why, Robin kept her distance while her friends dated him one by one. Then stood by helpless as they were murdered. One by one. Absolutely certain that Glenn is the murderer, Robin takes the stand against him and helps put him away.
Now Theodore Glenn is out and Robin's former lover, Detective Will Cooper, is knocking on her door. Believing that she put their failed romance behind them, Robin is less than happy at the feelings Will can still invoke in her. As for Will, he is determined to protect Robin at all costs. It's only as he starts spending more and more time with her that Will realizes what an awful mistake he made all those years ago when he pushed Robin away.
Killing Fear is a page turner. From front to back, this book is action packed. Brennan did a bang-up job of writing a sociopathic character. For you readers who like your mystery along with a steamy romance, this one is a great one for you.
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It was a well written book that kept my attention through out the reading!Published 6 days ago by Nancy Chapaneri
I had checked out this book from the library. This book was absolutely amazing. I had really loved and enjoyed reading this book. I would highly recommend this book.Published 2 months ago by Kimberly Kniaz
Killing Fear is the first suspense book in the Prison Break Trilogy written by Allison Brennan. Yet another excellent story from this author.Published 5 months ago by Bernie
Every time I read a new Allison Brennan book, I swear that one is my favorite. As this is my seventh book that I've read by this author, it's happened to me seven times. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Turtledog223
Every pafe wants you to turn to another..then to end of chapter n keep on turning til the very endPublished 12 months ago by Bill
This was a good read. Lots of twists and turns. This book keeps you guessing. Every book I've read by Allison Brennan has been phenomenal!Published 13 months ago by Frequent shopper