Title: What Are You Afraid Of?
Author: Alexandra Ivy
Publication Date: March 27, 2018
Page Count: 369
My rating: 3 stars
About the book:
SHE’S LEARNED ALL ABOUT KILLERS
They aren’t the kind of women anyone misses. Truck-stop hookers, runaways . . . no one would even notice they’d disappeared if the killer didn’t photograph their lifeless bodies, posed in the back of a semi-trailer. Exactly like the infamous Trucker murders. But this isn’t just a copycat. It’s a vendetta.
NOW HE’LL TEACH HER
Carmen Jacobs interviewed the world’s most terrifying serial killers for her bestselling book, The Heart of a Predator. The police might not believe her, but she knows there’s a monster out there, paying homage to other murderers. The only person who can predict where he’ll strike next is Griffin Archer—a reclusive software millionaire with ample reason not to help her.
HOW TO DIE . . .
Carmen has charmed her way past Griffin’s defenses before. He didn’t intend to let it happen again. But with a psycho sending her trophies of his kills, he has no choice but to get involved. The clues point to a killer obsessed with Carmen—someone who knows her work, her past, her secrets. Someone who won’t be satisfied until he has made all her deepest fears come true . . .
What Are You Afraid Of? by Alexandra Ivy is the second book in the romantic suspense The Agency series. While this is the second book in the series it contains all new characters and a new killer so it can be read fine as a standalone novel if one chooses to do so.
In this addition to the series Carmen Jacobs has written a best selling novel about serial killers after interviewing them. She’s off in a remote cabin vacationing when an envelope shows up on the porch. When opened Carmen finds Polaroids of victims that resemble the murders from one of the killers in her book but these photos were not used in his case.
Carmen thinks that there very well may be new victims out there and possibly a new killer so she contacts the local police only to have them think it’s a publicity stunt for her to sell more books. Knowing something sinister is going on Carmen contacts Griffin Archer and enlists his help finding this new killer before the killer comes after Carmen.
Now to explain my rating on What Are You Afraid Of?… There’s nothing particularly wrong with this book, it’s a typical romantic suspense with the couple coming together while avoiding danger. We have a serial killer on the loose to find and a couple with decent chemistry for some steamy moments but when finished with this one I just felt that while all the boxes were checked it didn’t really stand out and wow me either. To be honest the wrap up even felt a bit standard and I suppose what I wanted was a bit more twists and turns to keep me guessing but instead was led straight to the end leading to a bit of a let down so while it was OK I dare say it may be a bit forgettable too.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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About the author:
Alexandra Ivy is the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of romantic suspense, paranormal and erotic romance. She has also written Regency historicals under the name Deborah Raleigh. A five-time RT Book Award Finalist, Ivy has received much acclaim for her Guardians of Eternity, ARES Security, Immortal Rogues and Sentinels series. She lives with her family in Missouri and can be found online at http://www.AlexandraIvy.com.