The Last Victim by Karen Robards
A Novel

62%

9 Critic Reviews

Robards sets up an interesting dynamic between Charlie and Michael, but too much focus on their relationship overshadows the hunt for the Boardwalk Killer.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

“[An] exceptional storyteller . . . Leave it to [Karen] Robards to deliver the start of a series that is distinctive and unforgettable!”—RT Book Reviews
 
A sought-after expert in criminal pathology, Dr. Charlotte Stone regularly sits face-to-face with madmen. At the age of sixteen, she herself survived a serial killer’s bloodbath. Because of the information she gave police, the Boardwalk Killer went underground, but Charlie kept her postmortem visions of the victims to herself. Years later, to protect her credibility as a psychological expert, she tells no one about these apparitions. Now a teenage girl is missing, her family slaughtered. The Boardwalk Killer—or a sick copycat with his M.O.—is back. This is the one case Charlie knows she shouldn’t go near. But she also knows that she may be the one person in the world who can stop this vicious killer, especially when she receives help from an unexpected source: The fiery spirit of a seductive bad boy who refuses to be ignored.
 
“Excellent . . . This story is going to haunt you.”—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
 
“Thrilling . . . a fun and sexy read.”—Booklist
 
“Tantalizing.”—Library Journal
 
Features a preview of the next Charlotte Stone novel, The Last Kiss Goodbye.
 

About Karen Robards

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Karen Robards is the New York Times bestselling author of more than forty books, including the romantic thrillers Justice and Sleepwalker, and the historical romance trilogy Scandalous, Irresistible, and Shameless. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with her family.
 
Published August 7, 2012 by Ballantine Books. 337 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Crime. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Last Victim
All: 9 | Positive: 4 | Negative: 5

Kirkus

Below average
on Jul 22 2012

Is there a ghost of a chance that Robards can conjure up a more believable—and less repulsive—love interest for Charlie in her next installment than the ghost of a convicted serial killer? Sadly, probably not.

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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Jun 25 2012

Robards sets up an interesting dynamic between Charlie and Michael, but too much focus on their relationship overshadows the hunt for the Boardwalk Killer.

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Book Reporter

Good
Reviewed by Ray Palen on Aug 10 2012

This hybrid novel entertains and surprises throughout and effectively provides a different take on the over-saturated serial killer genre.

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RT Book Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Jill Smith on Feb 12 2013

Leave it to Robards to deliver the start of a series that is distinctive and unforgettable!

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Fiction Vixen

Below average
Reviewed by Jen on Aug 23 2012

The Last Victim starts out strong but really fades off...I am not sure if I will be checking into the next book.

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Look At OKC

Above average
Reviewed by Betty Lytle on Aug 12 2012

It contains explicit, erotic, not quite believable sexual activity between the two of them when Charlie has an out-of-body experience and meets Michael on some other astral plane.

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CK2S Kwips and Kritiques

Excellent
Reviewed by Marilyn on Oct 24 2012

Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous! I was immediately ensnared with THE LAST VICTIM from the very first pages.

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Book Lovers

Below average
Reviewed by Marlene on Sep 14 2012

...ghost-sex by astral projection? Give me a break. Please!

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Coffee Time Romance

Good
Reviewed by Kaitlin on Sep 01 2012

Ms Robards' subtle blending of paranormal romance and suspense will keep readers glued to the pages until the very end.

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