Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Review: The Devil's Daghter by Katee Robert

The Devil's Daughter (Hidden Sins #1) by Katee Robert
Published January 24th 2017 
Publisher:  Montlake Romance

Growing up in a small town isn’t easy, especially when you’re the daughter of a local cult leader. Ten years ago, Eden Collins left Clear Springs, Montana, and never once looked back. But when the bodies of murdered young women surface, their corpses violated and marked with tattoos worn by her mother’s followers, Eden, now an FBI agent, can’t turn a blind eye. To catch the killer, she’s going to have to return to the fold.

Sheriff Zach Owens isn’t comfortable putting Eden in danger, even if she is an elite agent. And he certainly wasn’t expecting to be so attracted to her. As calm and cool as she appears, he knows this can’t be a happy homecoming. Zach wants to protect her—from her mother, the cult, and the evil that lurks behind its locked gates. But Eden is his only key to the tight-lipped group, and she may just be closer to the killer than either one of them suspects…

Intriguing and catching. I couldn't put this book down. I was on the edge of my seat, trying to figure out who was behind the murders.

It's been a while since I read a suspense book, and I feel like The Devil's Daughter was a great choice to get back into the genre.

Eden is an FBI agent now, but she grew up in a small town. Actually she grew up inside a cult her mother started. And now she's back because a girl was murder and she's sure the cult is behind it.

Zach Owens came back from the war looking a little peace. As Sheriff he mostly deals with easy stuff, underage drinking and some neightbours who drink a little too much. A murder? He has no resources for that. And when Eden comes to town he's torn between trying to get as much help as possible and keeping the daughter of one of her prime suspects help.

The Devil's Daughter is more than a suspense story. I was fascinated by the cult, their myth and beliefs. I wished the was more background on them. How Martha came to create it, the indoctrination and more mysteries. But our girl doesn't know all about the culture either.

Eden's story is a powerfull one, she comes as a way of revenge, I think. She's after her mother, and at one point I felt she was ore interested in putting Martha away than catching the killer. But she has to come face to face with her deepest fears and Katee Robert did an excelent job on the writting. I think I was getting a little paranoid too.

While is a romance book, I liked that it wasn't all about it. The author kept a good balance between the storylines, giving the reader a break from the mystery and falling to the relationship between Zach and Eden was a great scape. I enjoyed that the attraction didn't feel like insta love.

This is the first book in a new series and a new genre for Katee Robert and while is completly different from her previous work I still loved it. I'm really looking forward to the rest of the series, I need to learn more about Elysia and their mysteries. Is that bad?

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About the author

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Katee Robert learned to tell her stories at her grandpa’s knee.

Her 2015 title, The Marriage Contract, was a RITA finalist, and RT Book Reviews named it 'a compulsively readable book with just the right amount of suspense and tension."  When not writing sexy contemporary and romantic suspense, she spends her time playing imaginary games with her children, driving her husband batty with what-if questions, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.


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