Sara's Review: A Cold Dark Place (Cold Justice #1) by Toni Anderson
Publisher: Toni Anderson
Released: December 19, 2014
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: 9 hours and 53 minutes
Narrator: Eric G. Dove
Format: ebook, paperback, audiobook
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Winner of the 2014 New England Readers' Choice Award. 2015 Winner of the Aspen Gold Contest. Justice isn’t always black or white. Sometimes it’s cold and dark. Former CIA assassin Alex Parker works for The Gateway Project, a clandestine government organization hell-bent on taking out serial killers and pedophiles before they enter the justice system. Alex doesn’t enjoy killing, but he’s damn good at it. He’s good at dodging the law, too—until a beautiful rookie agent has him wondering what it might be like to get caught. FBI Special Agent Mallory Rooney has spent years hunting the lowlife who abducted her identical twin sister eighteen years ago. Now, during an on-going serial killer investigation, Mallory begins to suspect there’s a vigilante operating outside the law. She has no choice but to take him down, because murder isn’t justice. Is it? When Mallory starts asking questions, The Gateway Project management starts to sweat, and orders Alex to watch her. As soon as they meet, the two begin to fall in love. But the lies and betrayals that define Alex’s life threaten to destroy them both—especially when the man who stole her sister all those years ago makes Mallory his next target, and Alex must reveal his true identity to save the woman he loves.
4.5 (Five) Boundless Stars
I have been on a romantic suspense kick lately and when this book was brought to my attention it just appealed in every way. The story is well thought out and it is easy to get immersed in the world. One thing that I truly appreciated was that I never guessed who the killer was. I found out when the author wanted me too and not before. I’ve read too many book when I guessed right from the start and ended up frustrated. Not the case with A Cold Dark Place.
The passion between Alex and Mallory was more intense than I was expecting for this type of novel. I am not complaining; this is a huge positive in my book, no fade to blacks in this novel.
A lot of the twist were surprising and I was never sure where the story was heading. I was completely entertained the entire time I was listening to the audiobook. Eric G Dove did a great job with the narration and I will keep my eye out for more of his work. Overall I am giving this 4.5 Boundless Stars, I really enjoyed it.