72. Kiss and Kill by Karen Young (2000)
Length: 384 pages
Genre: Contemporary Mystery
Started: 5 August 2014
Finished: 6 August 2014
Where did it come from? From Paperback Swap
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 28 May 2013
Why do I have it? I like contemporary mysteries and Karen Young is a new author for me.
For the past twenty years, Anne Atwood has lived a storybook lifestyle under the glare of Washington’s political spotlight. As the wife of a prominent and charismatic United States senator from Texas, she’s considered one of the capitol’s premier hostesses, entertaining in their posh homes and raising their lovely daughter. Then comes the devastating plane crash that leaves Anne a widow – and brings a sinister stranger out of the shadows, determined to collect an old debt.
In order to uncover the stalker’s identity, Anne must delve into her husband’s past – and she discovers that some secrets are deadly. Desperate to protect herself and her daughter, Anne seeks help from journalist Ian McKay, a man whose own reputation is tainted by tragedy and scandal. Unwilling to trust him, yet with nowhere else to turn, she fears for her life – and her sanity – because ever so slowly, the truth is coming out…
The entire country knows her husband’s name; and someone knows his darkest secret. And as Anne Atwood’s picture-perfect life unravels, she begins to realize that for the past two decades of marriage, she has unwittingly been living a lie – one that might ultimately kill her.
As I’ve said before, Karen Young is a new author for me and Kiss and Kill is the first book of hers that I’ve read. Mareena had gotten this book as a ‘just because’ gift for me in May of 2013, and it only took me a little over a year to actually read it! Anyway, I thought that this book was well-written and had an intriguing plot – although, in my opinion, it was just the slightest bit simplistic. Overall though, I give Kiss and Kill by Karen Young an A! and would certainly recommend this book to other readers.
A! – (90-95%)
Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight