Published: February 25, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Obtained via: Publisher
Reviewed by name and email address: Gina Ginalrmreviews@gmail.com
A year ago criminal prosecutor Kara Chandler’s life took a decided turn for the worst. First, her husband, Andrew, was killed in a hit and run. And then she began receiving odd items in the mail—a barrette, sun glasses, a pen…all accompanied by a photo of a horse and the word “truth.” On top of it she lost a major case—one where she was going to put a drug king pin away for life. How Luke Varón walked is beyond her. But when one of her closest friends is killed right in front of her, she seeks out Luke to help her. She asks Luke to help her and her son disappear—to make it look like they were killed. Luke has a reputation as a man who will use anyone to meet his own ends—even kill in cold blood. But he is the only one Kara feels can truly help her.
For the past ten years Luke Varón has lived in the shadows. He kills without blinking an eye…or does he? In reality Luke is actually FBI agent Lucas Mann. But he cannot tell Kara the truth so working within his alter ego he goes about protecting her.
But bodies start piling up—the messages and strange items Kara has been receiving arrive more frequently. It doesn’t take long for Kara and Luke to realize the killer is coming for her. Can Luke protect her while still protecting his heart?
WHERE EVIL WAITS is the second book in Kate Brady’s Mann family series and it is a “can’t put down page turner.” From the opening scene Brady gives her readers non-stop, page gripping action. Kara is smart, resilient and yet has a vulnerability that makes her come across as someone you want to know. Luke is a powerful presence from his first scene until the very end. He has his own vulnerable side that comes out bit by bit making him a believable character.
Readers learn quickly who the bad guy is…and for as much as you come to hate him, especially when his own twisted secrets are revealed, there is the desire to know what is driving him. When that is revealed it is jaw dropping. I had to go back and re-read that section twice because it was such a surprise.
I previously read book 1, WHERE ANGELS REST and I gotta say that one had me hooked on Brady and sent me on to book 2. While this is the Mann Family series, you do not have to read book 1 or even read them in order to enjoy both. One really has nothing to do with the other except for a brief intro to Luke in WHERE ANGELS REST. There is a teaser at the end of WHERE EVIL WAITS for book 3, but there is no indication that book is going to happen which is really a disappointment. Hopefully the author will set her sights back on the Mann family and finish out the series.
This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.