Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Book Review: Killer Instinct

Killer Instict (The Naturals #2) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Killer Instinct (The Naturals, #2)Seventeen-year-old Cassie Hobbes has a gift for profiling people. Her talent has landed her a spot in an elite FBI program for teens with innate crime-solving abilities, and into some harrowing situations. After barely escaping a confrontation with an unbalanced killer obsessed with her mother’s murder, Cassie hopes she and the rest of the team can stick to solving cold cases from a distance.

But when victims of a brutal new serial killer start turning up, the Naturals are pulled into an active case that strikes too close to home: the killer is a perfect copycat of Dean’s incarcerated father—a man he’d do anything to forget. Forced deeper into a murderer’s psyche than ever before, will the Naturals be able to outsmart the enigmatic killer’s brutal mind games before this copycat twists them into his web for good?

With her trademark wit, brilliant plotting, and twists that no one will see coming, Jennifer Lynn Barnes will keep readers on the edge of their seats (and looking over their shoulders) as they race through the pages of this thrilling novel.


Hardcover, 375 pages

Published November 4th 2014 by Disney-Hyperion

Review
Just when everything was returning back to normal . . . another killer is on the loose. 
But how do you track the killer when using the same MO as another killer?

 Is it an Master & Apprentice?

Cassie and the rest of the Naturals aren't suppose to be on this case but when this case hits close to home with one of the Naturals, you wonder how dangerous this case could become.

Dealing with the repercussion of the past . . .

Cassie once again becomes a target

I give this an 5 Cat's Tails Up, I love the heighten thrill of danger in this book!


MEOW . . . MEOW . . . MEOW

Just when you think that you're out of danger, it's take you right back in. College students are the victims, the killer M.O. is closely resembles to another widely known killer Daniel Redding what's worst is that the police believe that its an copycat that is infatuated with this killer's profile.

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Cassie and the rest of The Naturals crew are kind of on edge after Cassie's psycho aunt was inside the inner circle and nearly cost Cassie's life as well Dean and Michael.  So there's a need to tightens the need for better security and a trust worthy agent.

Walks in Agent Locke, she means business . . .

As the book progress, you see that you can't always bury the past and Dean have tried very hard to bury his dark past. But with this new killer abroad that has an infatuating of his father's crime, now Dean must go to his father and find out whose been visiting him and who he may have shared his work.

Getting the truth out of a killer means a web of lies . . .

Cassie and Dean have slowly became a little bit closer but with Cassie being torn between Dean and Michael she's not sure where she stands. She knows that Dean's father is a killer but she just never knew just how skilled he was as a killer and part of Dean's past is revealed.

Dean must face the guy that is part of his DNA, but during the first meet . . . Daniel Redding got personal, way too personal that set Dean off.  But as Cassie and everyone tries to find out whose behind all the killing and just as they thought they were getting close to the actual killer . . . they were sadly wrong.

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The ending of the book did add a little cliff hanger between characters, Dean and Cassie KISSED for the "second" time and Dean was slowly opening up. I wonder what ALL IN will focus on other than it's taken place in Las Vegas and where the characters stands especially where Dean and Cassie will stand.

Now overall the pace of this book was great! not a dull moment. However as I write this review I just notice that this book is revolve around Dean's father as the first book was revolves around Cassie's Mother murder so I'm sensing that the next book(s) will revolve around everyone that is a Natural and have some personal connections.

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