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KILL AND TELL
by Linda Howard

Genre: Romantic Suspense

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Nurse Karen Whitlaw's father never played much of a role in her life. Nevertheless, while still recovering from the unexpected death of her mother, Karen is stunned to receive a phone call from New Orleans informing her that her father has been murdered. Karen flies down to Louisiana, completely unaware of the Pandora's box that's just been opened.

Homicide Detective Marc Chastain senses something strange about this murder from the very beginning, and the discovery of another body just confirms that hunch. His instincts go on red alert, however, when a man claiming to be from the FBI wants information on both deaths.

When Karen is nearly killed twice in the same day, she knows it is no coincidence. What was her father mixed up in that has even the CIA shadowing the case? Someone is determined to eliminate all evidence, no matter how many bodies pile up in the process.

The sultry and sexy atmosphere of New Orleans makes an inspiring backdrop for this electrifying and sensual thriller. You can always count on Ms. Howard to deliver books guaranteed to raise your blood pressure! (Nov., 257 pp., $18.00)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: Atria

Published: November 2002

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4 Stars

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Kill and Tell

Submitted by Robin in PA on October 27, 2012 - 9:50pm.

Karen Whitlaw travels to New Orleans to identify the body of her estranged father. While there she meets Detective Marc Chastain who is investigating her father's murder. Marc helps Karen with her father's funeral arrangements and they soon begin a relationship. But when Karen returns to her home in Ohio, strange "accidents" begin to happen. Karen realizes that someone wants her dead and quickly heads back to New Orleans to get help from Marc.

I usually love Linda Howard's books, but this one wasn't a favorite. The story is interesting and it kept me turning pages; but we know the identity of the villain from the beginning of the book so there is really no mystery for us to figure out. There also seemed to be an overload of secondary characters who took up half the pages of the book. I did enjoy both Mark and Karen. He was a great hero who knew what he wanted. Karen (thankfully) was a strong heroine with no TSTL moments. My rating: 3.5 Stars.