Thursday, February 18, 2016

SEIZED by Elizabeth Heiter

The Profiler Book 3
Mira Books
December 29th, 2015
Suspense, Thriller
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Dawn (
Obtained by Self-Purchase
4 Hearts

For FBI Profiler Evelyn Naine, it was a routine investigation. Nothing dangerous or so she thought until she and a fellow agent are kidnapped by a dangerous cult of survivalists. Now the race is on for the FBI to rescue them even as all hell breaks loose. But for Evelyn, she finds her worst nightmares are about to come true as she fights to stay alive in the compound and finds herself questioning everything she sees there because these survivalists are not acting like a regular cult like she was taught but something much more deadly. Can Evelyn, the FBI Hostage Rescue Team and the agents at their disposal figure out the game plan of the group as well as figure who is in charge before the country sees an attack that just may shatter everything.

Wow, just wow is all I can think of as I finished SEIZED. The third book in the Profiler series is breakneck wild thriller with a few twists I so did not see coming. With the right amount of tension, thrills, mystery tossed in, the author keeps the tension and suspense notched on high as she leads the reader the climatic ending that just blew me away. I won’t spoil it for those who haven’t read it yet but I can say hold on to your hats, Evelyn’s job as a profiler is about to get a tad bumpy.

Meet Evelyn Baine. She is one of the youngest FBI Profilers and one of the most intense. She is all about the job and after the events (which are mentioned a few times) from book two (Vanished) still taking its toll on her, she finds herself at a crossroads in her life. Stay at the FBI or find some other passion in life to do-career wise. But life has a funny way of showing you just what you are made of and when she is kidnapped, well things go from glum to downright dangerous in a matter of minutes. This is a character I loved right from book one, Hunted, She reminds me of Alison Brennan’s Lucy Kincaid, another series that has the FBI in it and Ms. Heiter delivers a strong female lead with vulnerabilities that are covered up by her intensity of the job. She keeps my attention on this wonderful complex character right from the start of SEIZED and won’t let me go until the very end of the book. This is definitely an author who knows how to create characters that are striking, enjoyable and downright unforgettable. The secondary characters are equally intriguing and I found they added to the overall story arc very nicely. They moved the story along nicely and kept my attention on Evelyn’s story, namely who was the mastermind of this cult and are they determined to cause harm on US soil?

SEIZED is a riveting story and kept my attention from the first page to the last. The few twists the author threw in had my jaw dropping and me furiously turning the pages like mad to see what would happen next. I do recommend reading books one (Hunted) and 2 (Vanished) before SEIZED, just to see what drove Evelyn to be so intense as a profiler and why she choose  the FBI BAU as a career. Overall, SEIZED is one wild suspenseful story that will leave you reading till the wee hours of the night, just so you could see what would happen next. I am eager to see where this author goes in the series and can’t wait for another book. I highly recommend this author and the Profiler Series if you enjoy heart pounding suspense filled stories that leave you breathless till the very end.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement

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