Book #20 was The Prey, the first book in Allison Brennanâ€™s Predator trilogy. The back of the book reads:
First, she imagined it. Then a killer made it real.
Rowan Smith is living in a borrowed Malibu beach house while her bestselling novel is made into a Hollywood movie. A former FBI agent with a haunted past, Rowan thinks she has outrun her demons. But fiction and reality collide when a dismembered body is found in Colorado: the real-life victim had the same name, occupation, and looks as a character in Rowanâ€™s novel. By the time the FBI, the LAPD, and her own private bodyguard gather around her, another person is killedâ€“again, the murder ripped from the pages of Rowanâ€™s book.
In the company of a former Delta Force officer with secrets of his own, Rowan faces an excruciating dilemma: the only way to chase down the tormenting killer is by revisiting the darkness of her pastâ€“and by praying for some way out again.
After the prey is chosen, the hunt is on and the kill is certain.
This was just okay for me. I liked Rowan okay, despite her being so guarded that you donâ€™t really get to know her, but I liked Michael more than John, so John and Rowanâ€™s relationship didnâ€™t sit real well with me. I did like that there was a little bit of a deeper storyline hereâ€¦ it wasnâ€™t all about the murders. I think a lot of it was about siblings and the relationships between them, as well. But overall, it just left me with that â€œmehâ€ feeling. I donâ€™t know that Iâ€™ll bother finishing the trilogy unless I have a compelling reason to.
Page count: 416 | Approximate word count: 104,000
Used in these Challenges: The Naming Conventions Challenge; The Countdown Challenge; 100+ Reading Challenge 2009; 1st in a Series Challenge; 2009 eBook Challenge; The 999 Challenge; A-Z 2009 Challenge