Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Review: Silent Night by C.J. Kyle

  • Publisher:  Avon Books (Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers)
  • Publication date: 10/28/2014
  • Source: eARC provided by the publisher for review
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Christmas, Tennessee, is a town where no one locks their doors and the worst crime is a stolen bicycle. Until the night blood is found . . . but there's no body.

Police Chief Tucker Ambrose hopes it's just a prank, but his years as a cop in Chicago tell him different. Then a body is discovered in the middle of the woods, staged with a bible, a crucifix, and a rosary . . . and Tucker knows something dark and sinister has arrived in his town.

Miranda Harley knows exactly what's going on. In fact, she's been tracking this serial killer, hoping to gather enough evidence to convict him. Trouble is, no one will believe her, not even the sexy police chief whose heated gazes promise nights of sin. But when Miranda falls into the crosshairs of a psychopath, Tucker must put aside his doubts and race to stop the killer from striking again.
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My Thoughts
 
I always love a good mystery so of course this book caught my eye. And a town called Christmas with a serial killer? Totally upped the fun factor. The characters were a bit flimsy for me, but overall it was a decent story and kept me guessing for at least a little while. I think that I would have liked it better if the main character hadn't made me want to rip my head off at times. I also would have liked to feel the town a bit more. There were only a few points in the story where I really felt that I could imagine the setting at that time. My praise goes to a well woven story though. The way me figuring out the killer was just out of grasp for a good part of it was fantastic.

Miranda was one of those characters who drove me nuts, but all the while I still was hoping that she could get to the bottom of things. She is a bit on the unstable side due to her obsession with the killer, and being convinced that she is right about who it is. I am all about girl power and all that, but she was stubborn, pig-headed, and though smart, made a lot of stupid choices. She actually wasn't even as tough as she seemed. she fell apart easily, and when in real danger, she was pretty useless to help herself.  She also spent so much time wanting Tucker, but not giving into it. Then she would want him to leave or whatever, and then wish he wouldn't. It was enough to make my head start spinning like in The Exorcist. Besides her behaviors that drove me nuts, she really was perceptive, smart, and would do anything for the people she loves. She has a good heart, but gets too hung up on the murders that she loses sight of everything else. I did like her even though it seems like I didn't.

The romance was like a ping-pong match. They would get close, then wouldn't act on anything. Tucker would want her, then be furious with her. She wanted him the whole time, but pushed away. They really are a great pair for each other, but I never felt the strong chemistry that they supposedly had. I wanted to get that giddy feeling when they were so close to finally being together, but it was just never there. Speaking of the romance, there is a bit of steaminess, but it's very small.

This was an enjoyable book, but nothing that blew me away. The murder scenes were great, and the mystery of catching the killer was done pretty well. I love it when I am not quite sure of whether I am right or not and this one kept me thinking that for a lot of the book. The character interactions were where it fell flat for me. I just didn't feel anything for them. It's hard to really get into the characters when you feel no connection to them at all. I guess this was just an average read for me. I don't have any strong feelings one way or the other towards it, thus the average rating. I do think it's a book that a lot of people will really like though.


*An advanced copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any compensation.

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