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Minutes to Kill

Minutes to Kill

Written by Melinda Leigh

Narrated by Cris Dukehart


Minutes to Kill

Written by Melinda Leigh

Narrated by Cris Dukehart

ratings:
4.5/5 (31 ratings)
Length:
10 hours
Released:
Jun 30, 2015
ISBN:
9781501256288
Format:
Audiobook

Description

After corporate attorney Hannah Barrett tries-and fails-to stop a kidnapping in Vegas, she can't shake the haunting image of the terrified young girl she couldn't save. She tells herself that a visit to her hometown in Scarlet Falls could be a welcome distraction. But soon, Hannah realizes the kidnappers have all the info they need to track her every move. And when chilling e-mails about the victim appear in her inbox, it's frighteningly clear what happened in Vegas has followed her home.

Eight months after a terrible family tragedy, Hannah turns to Detective Brody McNamara once again. Brody is eager to help, though he's embroiled in the investigation of a brutal murder. But the closer they work together, the stronger their feelings grow…and the more they stand to lose when two seemingly unrelated, but equally deadly, cases collide.

Minutes to Kill is the pulse-racing second novel in bestselling author Melinda Leigh's Scarlet Falls series.

2015 Golden Leaf Award Finalist
2016 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award Winner

Released:
Jun 30, 2015
ISBN:
9781501256288
Format:
Audiobook

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  • (3/5)
    This is the second in the Scarlet Falls series, but the first I read/listened too. This was a romance hidden in the pages of an intense suspense book. The subject matter was quite disturbing as it dealt with human trafficking of underage girls as well as rape and murder. This stuff actually happens all over the world, so sometimes it is hard to read about. This did not take up a lot of the book, but enough to make it hard to read at times. Hannah, a successful lawyer, finds herself in the middle of a kidnapping and unfortunately fails at saving the young teenage girl. She can't forget the look of terror in that poor girl's eyes, and she can't give up on trying to find her. The kidnapper, gets her back, but is concerned that he can be identified. Grabbing Hannah's purse, he now knows how to find her and he will not give up even if it means traveling cross country to do it.

    The criminals in this book are psychopaths. They are nasty and leave a trail of bodies in their wake. With all this going on, you would think this book would be a depressing story, but the romance kept it headed in the right direction and saved the story for me. Brody was a great hero. He respected Hannah and was a perfect match for her strong willed personality. I loved hearing about her family and how her father made sure all his children had the skills to protect themselves in any situation. My one complaint was that the ending was a bit anti-climactic. I would rather that all the girls had been saved and the ring squashed, but that isn't the way most things end. Jewel survived and Hannah was happy about that, but it was just meh. I recommend this for readers who like a little romance with their suspense, and those who prefer a little less heat. If you can not stomach the topic of sex trafficking and rape, then you might want to pass on this one. Once again, I love being able to read and listen to this book at the same time from Kindle Unlimited.
  • (5/5)
    I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. I haven't read the first book in this series but after reading this one I will definitely go back and do so. The strength of the characters, the suspense, and the romance that runs through this book keeps you captivated from the beginning and doesn't let you go.
  • (5/5)
    MINUTES TO KILL was another great romantic suspense title by Leigh. We return to Scarlet Falls and witness another romance for the Barrett siblings. This time driven corporate attorney Hannah is the focus. After trying to thwart an attack on a young woman in Las Vegas - and winding up with a concussion and punctured eardrum herself - she returns to Scarlet Falls to recover. Her home is with her brother Grant and his family. Hannah doesn't know that she has brought trouble with her. Her Las Vegas attacker Mick and his brother Sam have become fixated on her and really want to torture and kill her. The chapters from Mick's point of view were chilling. The mind of a sociopath is not a fun place to spend time. Hannah starts to get emails saying that the girl she tried to rescue was still in danger. She lets Brody McNamara know. Brody is the police detective that she met when he began investigating her brother Lee's murder (HOUR OF NEED). The two are attracted to each other but he's still dealing with his divorce and a shooting which left him with PTSD and she's not intending to stay. He's also busy dealing with his alcoholic partner and a series of gruesome murders. This doesn't seem to be a good time for a romance but spending time together makes them more and more attracted to each other. Both Brody and Hannah are strong, honorable people who are dealing with life issues. Hannah's troubled relationship with her father isn't helped by the fact that her father is in a nursing home, suffering from dementia, and is near death. Like all books by the author, this one was a real page-turner. Fans of romantic suspense won't want to miss this exciting story.
  • (4/5)
    I'm enjoying the Scarlett Falls series, this is the second one. Hannah is a lawyer flying around the globe and quite driven, who finds herself pulled back to family events back home in Scarlett Falls. She becomes involved with a crime involving abused girls, and Brody is a copy who helps her with the problem and becomes a romantic interest for her. I'm liking most of the characters, and look forward to more about their lives.
  • (5/5)
    I am loving Melinda Leigh more with each novel. I will admit, I am fully vested in Scarlet Falls NY and its residents. ?
    Now that I’m into two of her series (the other being Morgan Dane) I get to know characters from different angles and in fore mentioned situations.
    I’m hooked.