Dead By Nightfall by Beverly Barton

76%

5 Critic Reviews

Petrifying from beginning to end, in this story the violence is gritty and the terror unabated as a madman weaves a sadistic web of vengeance. Make sure you remember to breathe!
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Synopsis

The Fear. . .

Malcolm York is a sadistic monster, guilty of unspeakable crimes. And with his endless wealth he's funded a series of depraved hunts. The few who survived can never forget. They can only be thankful the terror is over. Until rumors start swirling. . .

Only Stops. . .

Griffin Powell knows the twisted depths of York's madness. He's also sure that York is dead. But then Griff's wife, Nicole, disappears and the phone calls begin--that familiar voice taunting him, promising to destroy everything Griff loves.

When You Die. . .

Using all the resources of the Powell Agency, Griff searches for Nic, aware that every step propels him further into a madman's web. Because the only way to keep Nic safe is to join one last perverse game where winner kills all, and the loser is dead by nightfall. . .

Praise for Beverly Barton's Don't Cry

"A shivery read. . . Tight twists and hairpin turns will keep readers racing through the pages." --Bookpage

"Barton delivers a solid mix of romance and terror in her latest thriller." –Publishers Weekly
 

About Beverly Barton

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Beverly Barton was born in Alabama in 1946. She attended the University of North Alabama, but left to marry her husband, who was in the military. Before becoming a romance novelist, she was a stay-at-home mom. Her first romance novel, Yankee Lover, was published in 1990. She wrote more than 70 books during her lifetime including The Protectors series and the Dead By trilogy. She won several awards including the Romance Writers of America's Maggie Award, the RWA's National Reader's Choice Award, and the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. She died of heart failure on April 21, 2011 at the age of 64.
 
Published November 29, 2011 by Pinnacle. 448 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Dead By Nightfall
All: 5 | Positive: 4 | Negative: 1

Book Reporter

Good
on May 03 2011

Barton...knew how to build suspense and create intriguing characters while ratcheting up the romance, action and intrigue.

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RT Book Reviews

Excellent

Petrifying from beginning to end, in this story the violence is gritty and the terror unabated as a madman weaves a sadistic web of vengeance. Make sure you remember to breathe!

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All About Romance

Below average

The plot interested me; the characters didn’t, and ultimately that’s what sank the book.

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Fiction Vixen

Good
on Dec 02 2011

There wasn’t a single point in the book where I thought it started to drag or I wanted the resolution to come faster.

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Nocturne Romance Reads

Excellent
Reviewed by Dori on Apr 17 2012

The story invokes a strong emotional response readers find themselves physically drained by the last page. Each suspense-filled chapter continually builds and builds until the horrifying climatic scenes in the last hunt.

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