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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Book Review and ARC Giveaway: Ruthless: Faces of Evil Book 6 by Debra Webb

Another great installment in this romantic suspense series!

by Debra Webb
The Faces of Evil Series: Book 6

  • Series: Faces of Evil
  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Forever (August 27, 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 1455527602
  • ISBN-13: 978-1455527601
Genre: Romantic Suspense
My Rating: 4.5 of 5.0

Book Description
Publication Date: August 27, 2013
"Gritty, edge-of-your-seat, white-knuckle thriller . . . Move over Jack Reacher-Jess Harris is comin' to town."
He has a ruthless past . . .
Three photos of three unknown women. Sent to Deputy Chief Jess Harris by the Player, one of the world's most sadistic killers. The Player is taunting her, and Jess is more than ready to take on his challenge. Only one thing could distract her from the Player's deadly game: the appearance of a clue to long-unsolved cases. For years Birmingham's children were vanishing-one per year, always on a full moon-until the disappearances stopped and the Man in the Moon case went cold. No leads on the children were ever found-until now.
Jess has no choice but to pursue the case. Someone is reaching out to her, sending her mementos of the missing children, and the citizens of Birmingham deserve justice. But after years of silence, has the Man in the Moon really resurfaced? Or is he just another pawn in the Player's game?

Tough Chief Deputy, Jess Harris, is still being taunted by her old nemesis, the serial killer Spears.  Now he has sent her pictures of three women challenging her to find and save them. Although the case is being handled by the FBI and Chief Black in her office, it still causes concern to Jess and her boss and lover, Captain Dan Burnett.

Matters are more complicated when another killer from the past begins to send packages to Jess. This killer was known as the Man in the Moon who had spent many years snatching and killing one young child each harvest moon.  He had stopped ten or so years before but now he is sending the packages of the children to Jess. She realizes that something has triggered the killer and she is determined to solve the mystery before it becomes more than unearthing prior victims.

As if work problems were not enough of a challenge, Jess has the stress of wondering if she might be pregnant. Although she is still fiercely independent, she is beginning to appreciate Dan’s concern for her well being and his need to try to protect her from two maniacal killers as well as the possible threat from another cop who is still missing.

I really enjoyed the plot and intensity of this story and I appreciate that there is no offensive language.  There is a bit of conflict and romance for Jess’s coworkers, Harper and Lori, that adds extra elements. There are a few romantic scenes for Jess and Dan but primarily this book focuses on the murder and suspense elements which kept me turning pages to discover the secrets!

This is Book 6 of the series which I started at Book 3. It could be read as a stand alone but I recommend getting the earlier books so you can enjoy the character interactions better. I will be anxious to keep reading this excellent romantic suspense series. 

I received this ARC for review for Forever/Hachette.

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  1. She has written over 100 books. Kinda crazy. And so versatile... romance, suspense, faces of evil series and 50 books in the Colby Agency series.

  2. Her 'Faces of Evil' series looks interesting!

  3. She's written tons of books, like over 100. Plus, she's a USA Today Best Selling Author.

  4. Deb has written more than 100 novels in romantic suspense and thrillers. She was born in Alabama and lived in Germany when her husband was in the military. After living in Tennessee for over a dozen years, she has returned to Alabama.

  5. When Deb met and married the man of her dreams she put her writing aside. Then even though she hadn't written in nearly two decades, in 1996 she took up writing again. With the support of her family and God’s blessing her dream of being published came true in March of 1999.

  6. Debra Webb was born in Scottsboro, Alabama, to parents who taught her that anything is possible if you want it badly enough. She loved telling stories and began writing at age nine.

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  7. I really enjoy romantic suspense. I learned that she hadn't written for 2 decades when she decided to start writing again. Wonderful to accomplish your dreams!

  8. She grew up on a farm


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