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The Profiler (The Munro Family Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Chris Taylor
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (146 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A psychopathic killer is stalking the women of Sydney . . .
Federal Agent Clayton Munro, a criminal profiler with the Australian Federal Police (AFP), has been called upon to assist in hunting down a vicious murderer who is intent upon carving up his victims while they’re still alive. Guilt-stricken over his wife’s suicide, Clayton’s forced to set aside his personal issues in order to focus on the case.
Detective Ellie Cooper is also no stranger to heartache. Pregnant and abandoned at the altar by a fiancé intent on pursuing a career with the AFP, her opinion of the elite body of officers is anything but favorable. Angered when her boss orders her to partner with the Fed, she’s determined not to cut him any slack.
But women are dying on the streets of western Sydney and the pressure is mounting to find the person responsible.
Will Clayton and Ellie be able to put aside their animosity and work together to catch a killer before it’s too late? And what about the special fascination the killer seems to have with Ellie . . .


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About the Author

Chris Taylor grew up devouring romance books. After working as a criminal lawyer for fifteen years, it was a natural progression to marry her love of romance with the gritty, fast-paced world of crime and thrillers. It is this background that has allowed her to write suspenseful, racy, no-holds-barred romantic suspense novels set in her home country of Australia. From the streets of Sydney to the outback, Chris' novels not only keep you on the edge of your seat, they also take you on a journey across the beautiful landscapes that make up Australia. Chris was a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Finalist in 2013. The same year, she won the Romance Writers of Australia's most prestigious award for unpublished writers, the Emerald Award. Chris lives with her husband and five children on a small farm in rural New South Wales, Australia.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1510 KB
  • Print Length: 324 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1925119017
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: LCT Productions Pty Limited (February 5, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IA4UVPC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #380 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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40 of 50 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars romance, no mystery July 18, 2014
By connie
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this is 90% romance. I signed up for mystery thrillers. In the first few pages we learned the identity of the killer. Then blah-blah till the last few pages. If you like romance mystery, you will probably like this. I don't and I didn't.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK story, but silly and adolescent romance July 18, 2014
By Halvena
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The main story is about the hunt for a serial killer in Sydney and it is not a bad story and it is not badly written. That it is set in Sydney is refreshing, most stories of this kind tend to come from the US.
But - the characters are not up to par! They have all suffered a major tragedy themselves, a daughter that disappeared, a child that died and a wife who committed suicide. This is probably meant to make them seem real and human, but it is just too much and it is mentioned over and over and over again. Then there is the romance, The main characters are of course gorgeous, both of them, and they are of course instantly attracted to each other and it is just too obvious where this is going from the start. This adolescent love story takes over the whole thing and is so irritating that it spoils an otherwise nice story.
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Profiler April 7, 2014
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I fully concur with the other reviewers! Really enjoyed this book. Loved the characters Clayton and Ellie - both very real. Great setting in Sydney and a good story line - very believable. It is always a pleasure to read a book that is set in your own country. Chris Taylor is a gem! Cannot wait for the next one.
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17 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Australian Thriller with Sizzle April 30, 2014
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An Amazing First Book – New Series
Love the exotic setting of Australia and the introduction to this family of members dedicated to serving and protecting. I really enjoyed this truly chilling thriller. It made me realize some people are just plain evil and if you're in the wrong place at the right time being careful won't make a difference. A frightening read.
David Baldacci and James Patterson, beware. Chris Taylor is a talented new writer who loves words and tells a thrilling story while weaving in hot romance to boot.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This Profile is to be Avoided! July 20, 2014
By Jan
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This book is promoted as a murder mystery. Not! It is just a cheap romance with pornographic writing disguised as a mystery. Within the first few minutes of starting this book, it is clear "whodunit." All the rest is just a poorly written romance with cheap pornography, all of which is not that well written. Somehow it really offended me to think I was reading a good murder mystery to be so short changed by this author. If I had it to do all over again, I would definitely not spend my time trying to trudge my way through this book. Even being a free book, it wasn't worth the price I paid... the time I spent hoping it would improve. It never did!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars more cheesy romance than thriller... July 22, 2014
By Vernon
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The first 25% is a pretty good thriller. I didn't mind that we were introduced to the killer in the prologue. The next 50% is a trashy romance novel with a little of the thriller story mixed in. I don't mind a little romance but this was just trash. To take us from a good story into explicit sex scenes just wasn't necessary. Finally for the last 25% of the book the author gets back to the thriller story. It also drove me nuts that a supposedly intelligent woman would automatically hate someone because he worked for the same division of law enforcement as her ex-boy friend. I was sorry I wasted my time on this read and probably will not read any more in the series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Nice, Easy Read July 24, 2014
By Annie
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Good story, well written with enough detail to give the reader a clear sense of place. Equal parts mystery and romance made for a great vacation read!

The characters are well fleshed out....though I could have done without the gratuitous sex. There are a couple of slips in the book....one, which leaves a reader grasping at "what did I miss" comes at the very end of the book....however, the story flows well and the reader leaves behind these small snafus quickly.

Some reviews I've read have made issue with the cursing in the book. It doesn't bother me, in fact, it lends more credibility to the story, as the characters feel more real, more likely to be people you've met before. With the exception of a very graphic word or two, buried in the descriptions of the sex scene.....would have been nice to NOT have that, but seeing as the book is placed in Australia, you can overlook it as, perhaps, words that do not have the same type of cringeworthiness as here in the US.

As a "first in a series" book , it is well crafted. Thankfully, the series will focus on other members of the family, Hopefully the next installment does not follow the same formula.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Still a mystery July 26, 2014
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Spoiler Alert
The author states at the end of the book that she loves Ellie who has a "heart of gold". This is not how this character is portrayed. Her sharp tongue and caustic comments are very annoying and tedious. Her relationship with Clayton is based on how physically beautiful and perfect their bodies are, culminating in gratuitous porn scenes. The killer is obvious and the only mystery is the purpose for random information that doesn't fit. For example, a women reports her baby missing and the baby is found in a lake with no explanation of how it happened. The killer is responsible for the death of Ellie's son with no explanation for his actions. And then the killer's wife Michelle is clearly aware of his actions and admits her involvement in front of Ellie but is never charged for lack of evidence? The real mystery is why I hung in and finished this book
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Sorry Chris, not this one
There is no doubt that Chris Taylor can write, and write well. Unfortunately this book does not do her skills justice. Read more
Published 1 hour ago by John McAllister
5.0 out of 5 stars MUST READ
loved it reading The Betrayed now love it too!
Published 1 day ago by cindy armstrong
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Love the Munro family books, probably won't finish them all since they aren't on kindle unlimited.
Published 1 day ago by Jess
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
Very good book. Was very suspenseful and had me on the edge of my seat through to the end. I would definitely recommend this book to friends.
Published 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Relies a little too much on sexual tension. Otherwise an interesting read.
Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Easy read kept u guessing
Published 3 days ago by Shannon Cook
1.0 out of 5 stars awful
Cliched and superficial characters, boring, comically bad policework, inexplicable gaps in the timeline... not even descriptive of the place... had to skim it to finish it... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Janet Fink
5.0 out of 5 stars The book was great, I really enjoyed it
Frist time reading this author. The book was great, I really enjoyed it!!!!
Published 4 days ago by bjena
4.0 out of 5 stars Serial killings in Sydney
This is a fascinating mystery which pairs a local detective with a fed in an unlikely team to solve the mystery of women being killed in Sydney. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Patricia S. Burgess
1.0 out of 5 stars make up your mind -- is this a mystery murder series, or a heaving...
I don't like to write negative reviews as I'm also a writer -- but this book seemed to be in search of a genre. Read more
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More About the Author

Chris Taylor grew up devouring romance books. After working as a criminal lawyer for fifteen years, it was a natural progression to marry her love of romance with the gritty, fast-paced world of crime and thrillers. It is this background that has allowed her to write suspenseful, racy, no-holds-barred romantic suspense novels set in her home country of Australia. From the streets of Sydney to the outback, Chris' novels not only keep you on the edge of your seat, they also take you on a journey across the beautiful landscapes that make up Australia.
Chris was a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart® Finalist in 2013. The same year, she won the Romance Writers of Australia's most prestigious award for unpublished writers, the Emerald Award. Chris lives with her husband and five children on a small farm in rural New South Wales, Australia.

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