Start reading Sacrifice (A Madison Knight Novel) on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Enter a promotion code
or gift card

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player


Sacrifice (A Madison Knight Novel) [Kindle Edition]

Carolyn Arnold , Wendy Reis , TJ Walp , Betty Dravis
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

Print List Price: $14.99
Kindle Price: $4.99
You Save: $10.00 (67%)


Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition $4.99  
Paperback $13.07  
Chump Change
Private investigator Leo Waterman thought he had seen it all, until he finds himself in killer's torture chamber. Find out what happens in Chump Change.

Book Description

When the son of business tycoon Marcus Randall washes up on the shore of the Bradshaw River, Detective Madison Knight must sacrifice everything--including her career--to find justice for the "perfect murder".

With Randall already on the radar of the Secret Service for fraud and counterfeiting, the investigation sheds new light and they require the full cooperation of the Stiles PD. But with power and money to back him, Marcus has a reach that extends right inside the police department. 

If Madison's going to find out the truth, she'll have to sort through the lies and balance diplomacy with politics.

SACRIFICE is the 3rd installment of the best selling police procedural Madison Knight Series.
Length: 99,000 words

"Carolyn Arnold is a force to be reckoned with. It won't be long till you hear her name mentioned along with the likes of Mary Higgins Clark, Sue Grafton, Amanda Kyle Williams, and Tess Gerritsen. From the first page the reader is completely engrossed in Arnold's engaging characters, clever plot, and realistic dialogue. She captures her audience from the get-go and doesn't let go until the very last page has been turned. Once again, her sharp, insightful protagonist, Madison Knight, comes to life -- to kick some ass and take some names. Sacrifice is an intense, thrilling page turner sure to satisfy any fan of the genre.
 --Rosa St.Claire, Book Critic, The Examiner

Praise for Madison Knight

"I feel like I know Madison well enough to call her Maddy... she could be a less klutzy sister to Evanovich's famous Stephanie Plum."
--Betty Dravis, Award-winning Author and Journalist

"Her sharp, insightful protagonist, Madison Knight, comes to life to kick some ass and take some names." 
--Rosa St.Claire, Book Critic, The Examiner

Editorial Reviews

From the Author

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.

Looking for the recommended reading order?
Visit www://


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.

Looking for the recommended reading order?

About the Author

Carolyn Arnold is the author of several novels in the mystery, thriller and suspense genres. She was born in 1976 in the rural town of Picton, Ontario, and her passion for writing dates back to her teen years. She lives with her husband and her two beagles in Southwestern Ontario, Canada.

Product Details

  • File Size: 757 KB
  • Print Length: 370 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008RLL42C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #176,451 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another hit for Arnold! August 1, 2012
By Journey
Format:Kindle Edition
First off, I've read other books by Carolyn Arnold so I knew what to expect when I picked up this one. And I wasn't disappointed. Once again, the author delivers a solid, page-turning tale about a murder-most-foul. I appreciate the way the story opens right in the middle of the action and keeps you guessing right up to the end. If you like crime fiction that entertains you and makes you think, then Sacrifice is for you. Kudos to Carolyn Arnold for another hit!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I hadn't read a Madison Knight novel, so I wasn't sure if I would miss anything, but my concerns were unfounded. "Sacrifice" read as a standalone with enough information that I felt as though I knew Madison Knight personally, without all the unnecessary "information dump" that some authors feel they need to share.

The mystery was well written and kept me on the edge of my seat. Every time I thought I knew "whodunit", a new clue would arise which would make me doubt my investigative abilities. Though I love an unpredictable story, I hate when writers resort to trickery to conceal the suspect. Arnold's style of writing was spot-on, revealing clues as her protagonist discovered them, making me feel as if I were part of the story in search of the murderer.

One of my favorite things about Carolyn's writing was that she described the details of the homicide and gave me a behind-the-scenes look at a detective's life without resorting to graphic or vulgar writing. Kudos, Carolyn Arnold, I look forward to reading your next novel.

Carmen DeSousa, bestselling romantic-suspense author of [...].
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Arnolds Best Yet October 26, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I just finished Carolyn Arnolds novel "Sacrifice". I rate this book as a must read. Arnold continues to be a personal favorite and only gets better at her craft.
This is the third of Carolyn Arnolds novels that I have read and I continue to be surprised at her incredible attention to detail in the "cop" world. Starting with the interpersonal relationships between partners, then dealing with the public and media and Police Departments Administrative bungling. Arnold masterfully portrays how more often than not solving a case in the real world is an incredible act of determination and stubbornness on the part of the detectives. Although Knight is a fictional character, the situations portrayed in "Sacrifice" are painfully real. Arnold then turns her critical eye to the evidence. The techniques and markers mentioned in the novel are also true to life. The constitutional issues of plain view, and fruit of the poisonous tree doctrine all are well addressed and accurately dealt with. I continue to be pleasantly amazed at her attention to detail. If you are looking for a fascinating Police procedural that is painstakingly researched and accurately portrayed look no further than Carolyn Arnolds works. The only way it gets more real than this is to leave the genre completely. 5 Stars and then some.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Sacrifice (A Madison Knight Novel) May 14, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Her first book was OK although the two main characters had an extreme amount of insecurities about their love for each other. The remaining books in the series went too far with giving background about the previous books. Half of their "romancing" would have been enough. The Madison Knight novels did have a good story-line in each book but the main characters continual sex scenes took up too much of the story. If an author has a series, people should read from the first novel and go forward. A small amount of previous happenings is ok. I prefer mystery with some romance/sex with the characters but with a great mystery story-line.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Madison Knight Novel Yet! August 1, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Carolyn Arnold has done it again with her new novel in the Madison Knight series. SACRIFICE is a brilliant crime thriller with twists and turns at every corner.

The young son of a rich and influential family shows up dead and Madison Knight is called in to investigate the death. Not only is the crime considered the perfect murder, but those involved have left little evidence for her to work with and the powerful father of the victim puts his own reputation ahead of his son's murder, hampering the investigation. Knight must also battle her own Chief of Police as he suspiciously attempts to control the investigation with an agenda Madison can only guess at.

Arnold weaves an intricate story line with a cast of memorable characters and leaves the reader eager to turn the page as the corruption and greed within the Stiles community forces Knight to question everyone she knows. Could her own Chief be involved? Does her new found lover have a past which could compromise their relationship and her investigation? These questions and more only succeed in throwing more fuel on the fire that is Madison Knight. She will not be stopped.

Carolyn Arnold knows how to tell a story and create characters who are believable and charismatic. With every new book, I find myself growing more fond of Madison Knight's unwavering resolve and uncanny ability to sniff out a rat. Nothing escapes her scrutiny.

Don't miss out on the best Madison Knight novel to date. I highly recommend it!!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The series just keeps getting better! September 22, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is the third Madison Knight book I have read and they keep getting better (if that is even possible). Not satisfied just to bring in an excellent murder mystery, Carolyn Arnold has sweetened the pot this time with a side mystery involving counterfeiting. Great writing, continually developing characters and strong mysteries are becoming the hallmark of Ms. Arnold's Knight series. I may have said it before but I can't wait for the next book in the series!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting plot
this was a little while getting into the story but once you do it grabs your attention..I recommend you read the book
Published 4 months ago by sharon marshall
3.0 out of 5 stars Boring! This story went on and on and on.................
This story went on and on and on and I never could get into the characters. Would never pay $4.99 let alone $11.99 for this book. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mary Miller
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book
Love Madison Knight Novels. My problem is that I read faster than they write. Please Carolyn Arnold put out some more good ones like this
Published 5 months ago by Theresa Borchardt
4.0 out of 5 stars Sacrifice
Enjoyed reading this episode of Madison...she seems so real as if you were with her every moment. Thank, can`t wait for another adventure.
Published 6 months ago by Dakotajung
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, not great
This novel was good enough that I finished it (I'm not above moving on to another book if the one I've started doesn't hold me). Read more
Published 7 months ago by M. Rieth
5.0 out of 5 stars Nicely done
I like this series and will probably finish it and continue to look for more. I will look at other series and books this author writes.
Published 7 months ago by Steven G. Wilbur
4.0 out of 5 stars Sacrifice
Was a fun an easy read. Now my usual full blown mystery but something to pass the time & not get too involved in.
Published 7 months ago by Melaine1237
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved the book
The characters bring to mind the "Rizzoli & Isles" series. Great and interesting story to read for a murder mystery.
Published 9 months ago by Angel Hakuna
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay
Not as good as others but ok. Not as tightly written. Characters well drawn. Didn't seem to have the voice others in the series did
Published 10 months ago by Jeanne O'donnell
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
I loved this book and this series! I am now addicted and can't wait for the next ones! I love when I find great book in the free Kindle and find a new author this way. Read more
Published 11 months ago by APFan
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Book Extras from the Shelfari Community

(What's this?)

To add, correct, or read more Book Extras for Sacrifice (A Madison Knight Novel) , visit Shelfari, an company.

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.

For more information on the author visit

Looking for the overview and recommended reading order for Carolyn Arnold's series?
Madison Knight Series - visit
Brandon Fisher FBI Series - visit

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Look for Similar Items by Category