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Sacrifice (A Madison Knight series Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Carolyn Arnold , Wendy Reis , TJ Walp , Betty Dravis
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

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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.

3rd book in the best-selling police procedural Madison Knight series
Length: 99,000 words

Editorial Reviews

From the Author

For the suggested reading order of each series, see Carolyn Arnold's Amazon Author Page.

THE MADISON KNIGHT SERIES falls neatly into the police procedural genre with murder investigations and forensics. Think Law & Order meets CSI. There is some foul language and limited graphic violence.

THE BRANDON FISHER FBI SERIES toys the edge between the police procedural genre and thriller genre. Due to this, you will find foul language and graphic violence in this series.

THE MCKINLEY MYSTERY SERIES ventures outside of the typical crime genre, lending itself to the cozy variety with no foul language or graphic violence. The series combines romance, mystery, humor, and adventure for a lighthearted, easy read. 

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: 933 KB
  • Print Length: 370 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008RLL42C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,673 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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16 of 16 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!
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
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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 [...].
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Arnolds Best Yet October 26, 2012
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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.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Sacrifice (A Madison Knight Novel) May 14, 2013
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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.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Madison Knight Novel Yet! August 1, 2012
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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!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The series just keeps getting better! September 22, 2012
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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!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Good read! I enjoyed the story line but got ...
Good read! I enjoyed the story line but got a little tired of the "bickering" between Madison and Terry.
Published 9 days ago by Lyn
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Good One
Thouroughly enjoyed the book. I will continue to follow along with Knight and her partner.
Published 27 days ago by Patrick Durkin
5.0 out of 5 stars Sacrifice
Okay. Here is another fantastic who done it from the best author in this genre. When is the next one Carolyn?9
Published 1 month ago by Caseyannie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good book..enjoyed it very much.
Published 3 months ago by S. Schlosser
5.0 out of 5 stars Looking forward to more Madison Knight books!
Loved this book! Have read all 3 in this series. Looking forward to more Madison Knight books!
Published 3 months ago by K.B.
5.0 out of 5 stars A great book!
The Madison Knight series is great. I love the characters. The story line has twists and turns and you never know what is coming next.
Published 5 months ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Madison knight novel 3
Loved the book want to continue this series. After reading the very forts one I was hooked hate writing reviews that require certain amount of words to post a answer
Published 5 months ago by Kristina Waible
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved it!
Published 7 months ago by Babette
3.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Good flow , not earth shattering but enjoyed it from start to finish.
Published 7 months ago by Craig freeman
5.0 out of 5 stars Sacrifice by Carolyn Arnold
Another good book that does not beat around the Bush but gets to the point making you appreciate the book. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Adam
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More About the Author

Carolyn Arnold is an award-winning and International bestselling author, a blogger, and is published in IUeMag, a distinguished online magazine dedicated to inspiring people. In addition, she is the proud founder of the Shining Soul site that is geared to healing, motivation, and self-empowerment and is a member of Crime Writers of Canada.

Titles in her Madison Knight, Brandon Fisher FBI, and McKinley Mystery series have hit bestselling lists for their respective genres. Her work ranges from cozy mysteries to hard-boiled detective and FBI procedurals.

Born in a small town, Carolyn enjoys returning to her roots and spending time in the country reflecting on life and letting her imagination run wild. She currently lives in a city near Toronto with her husband and two beagles, Max and Chelsea.

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