The New York Times' bestselling author's first contemporary romance 'Bless me Father for I will sin...' The penitent knelt in the confessional and breathed the taunting confession that he has killed before - and that he plans to shatter the calm of a small Iowa town with his next strike. Only this time, he raises the stakes, daring the authorities ...
The New York Times' bestselling author's first contemporary romance 'Bless me Father for I will sin...' The penitent knelt in the confessional and breathed the taunting confession that he has killed before - and that he plans to shatter the calm of a small Iowa town with his next strike. Only this time, he raises the stakes, daring the authorities to catch him if they can. This time, he has revealed the name of his intended victim,: beautiful Laurant Madden. When Nick Buchanan is called in to intercept the killer, the seasoned FBI agent can't refuse: Laurant is his best friend's sister. Placing himself by Laurant's side day and night, Nick finds himself falling for this courageous, spirited young woman who refuses to be shaken by a killer's threats.
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Julie Garwood is my mother's favorite author. She loves all of her books, and has a special place for her contemporary thrillers, her favorite of which is this book, Heartbreaker. When my mom first mentioned this book to me, I was interested in it. Being Catholic myself, listening to how a serial killer confessed to a priest about his plan to kill the priests sister made the story really come alive in my mind. This book was wonderful from start to finish. It keeps you on the edge of your seat and you never want to put it down for fear that that story will continue while you are gone. This is a fast-paced book and one that I love rereading when I have the time.
Publishers Weekly, 2000-06-19 "Bless me Father, for I will sin." In her first contemporary suspense thriller, Garwood, better known for best-selling romantic fiction (Ransom; the Clayborne Brides trilogy; etc.), explodes out the narrative gate, but delivers more romance than suspense. While waiting for test results to determine if he needs another round of chemotherapy, Father Thomas Madden is the guest of Monsignor McKindry at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Kansas City. He offers to sit in for McKindry in the confessional. When a mocking voice seeks the good father's prayers to prevent him from murdering the priest's own sister, Laurant Madden, panic quickly sets in. The faceless voice behind the screen admits to a previous murder and also knows about Father Tommy's cancer. Tommy quickly calls FBI agent Nicholas Buchanan (Tommy's best friend since childhood) and asks him to track down the madman and protect his sister. Laurant has never met Nick before, but is instantly attracted to him. The two fake falling in love to flush out the murderer, but the pretense is short-lived. Some members of the chorus provide amusing turnsÄmost notably outspoken elderly sisters Bessie Jean and Viola Vanderman, who serve up casseroles and counsel safe sex. Garwood's writing is strongest where affairs of the heart are concerned. If the thriller aspect of the novel fails to ignite, the sexual pas de deux between Nick and Laurant delivers sufficient smolder for Garwood's fans. Major ad/promo; 16-city author tour. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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