Thief of Hearts by Christopher Golden broke my heart the first time I read it. And the second. And the third. Why? Oh, I can't tell you why. That would spoil it for you, and I want you to read this book.
Christopher Golden knows how to create characters that readers will care about, and he isn't afraid to make them a little tattered and torn. What happens to Jenna Blake in this novel changes her. Forever.
The quality of the first book, Body Bags, is above and beyond most suspense novels - and it continues throughout the series, versus other series which lose the momentum after a few books, or series in which the books become carbon copies. If you enjoy medical thrillers with great characters, especially if you watch(ed) television series such as CSI or Profiler, or read or watch Rizzoli & Isles, then you need to read these books right now. You won't be sorry.
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Here's the official book flap summary:
"Why would anyone want to tear out someone's heart..."
That's the very real question facing college freshman Jenna Blake, and it has nothing to do with romance and heartbreak. A second grisly murder-mystery is unfolding at Somerset University, and her job as a pathology assistant at the local hospital brings Jenna too close to the haunting crimes.
Everyone has a theory on the nature of the killings, including Jenna's older half-brother, Pierce Logan, who's new in town and has some odd ideas about why someone would want to steal a human heart.
Meanwhile, Jenna is working on her own heart, and starting to realize she's not as "guy-blind" as she thought, when she meets a fascinating older man.
But there's little time for dating when the Thief of Hearts declares Somerset the perfect hunting ground -- and someone very close to Jenna is the prey.
Read an except of Thief of Hearts by Christopher Golden. (Scroll down!)
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Body Bags by Christopher Golden
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